8. 2015 Chevrolet Malibu: 2.5-Liter, Six-Speed Automatic – 25/36/29
The Chevrolet Malibu barely edges out its cross-town rival. In its most efficient form the Bow Tie brand’s midsize offering delivers a combined consumption score of 29 miles per gallon. That figure is derived from its city performance of 25 MPG and its interstate rating of 36.
Base Malibus are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 196 hp and 191 lb-ft of twist. For more thrust a 2.0-liter turbo-four is also offered. It puts out 259 horses and a whopping 295 lb-ft of torque!