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

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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.

72,395

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

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