Car uses gas very fast

Asked by Jul 08, 2017 at 04:51 PM about the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Question type: General

I bought my 2017 Chevy Malibu this May and it seems to burn through gas
pretty quickly. My commute is only 45 miles, when I start my trip on a full tank
by the time I get there the needle has already moved to 7/8. It seems that the
car uses more gas than it should because I average 45 mpg. Anyone have the
saem issues or does the car still need to be broken in?

2 Answers

98,365

Have you ran an actual mpg test comparing tank for tank, fuel gauges vary greatly depending on tanks size and shape, some tanks are wider towards the bottom and narrow at the top so the gauge will move downward much faster and slow as the fuel reaches the wider portion of the tank.

69,315

Figure your actual gas mileage. Don't rely on the car's computer for the MPG figures. Get out the good old fashioned paper and pencil (or pocket calculator) and do the math. Calculate the next 3 or 4 fill ups and see what kind of figure you come up with. You can also check your owner's manual and be sure you're driving with the shifter in the correct position. If you're not the transmission may not be shifting into the highest gear. That'll cost you gas mileage. One last thing, check your driving habits. If you zoom away from stop lights, drive at very fast highway speeds, and hit the gas frequently to pass other motorists that'll cost gas mileage as well. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Chevrolet Malibu Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    2,100
  • #2
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    2,010
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
58 Great Deals out of 930 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Cruze
198 Great Deals out of 4,354 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Fusion
157 Great Deals out of 2,077 listings starting at $1,888
Used Honda Accord
67 Great Deals out of 1,127 listings starting at $748
Used Nissan Altima
65 Great Deals out of 1,275 listings starting at $2,750
Used Toyota Camry
43 Great Deals out of 1,599 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Charger
81 Great Deals out of 845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Hyundai Sonata
43 Great Deals out of 1,308 listings starting at $1,781
Used Kia Optima
43 Great Deals out of 758 listings starting at $6,495
Used Honda Civic
297 Great Deals out of 4,193 listings starting at $1,291
Used Nissan Maxima
29 Great Deals out of 332 listings starting at $3,976
Used Chevrolet Camaro
782 listings starting at $13,040
Used Chevrolet Equinox
111 Great Deals out of 4,536 listings starting at $138
Used Chrysler 200
72 Great Deals out of 2,082 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chrysler 300
94 Great Deals out of 1,045 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Malibu LT For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 707 listings starting at $19,990
2016 Chevrolet Malibu LT For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 80 listings starting at $16,994
2015 Chevrolet Malibu LT For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 84 listings starting at $11,999
2014 Chevrolet Malibu LT For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 35 listings starting at $10,888
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LT For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 22 listings starting at $8,499

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.