Last post on Jul 01, 2011 at 2:11 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#36 of 40 Re: 07 Maxx Poor MPG [ssan]
Aug 17, 2010 (1:20 pm)
I guess I'm out of ideas on this. If you've stuck with stock tires( no reason for odometer difference) and the analyzer came up clear I don't know unless you're a severe lead foot driver. (I know I am compared to my wife, but not that big a difference) Hope you find it as we've always bragged to our friends about how good her Maxx is for an auto V6 when it comes to MPG.(she's got the power when she needs it with no apparent sacrifice in MPG). I don't think they made any big changes in '07 vs the '06 3.5L engine. I would have thought their tests would have revealed stuff like a stuck choke with all the things the computer measures.
#37 of 40 2006 Maxx mileage
Jun 19, 2011 (1:50 pm)
I recently bought a 2006 Malibu Maxx with 41,000 miles. Yesterday I did some freeway traveling and was pleasantly surprised when my mileage per the DIC read over 32 miles per gallon for the trip. The route included hills, flats and some traffic so the mileage is a good representation of expected future freeway mileage. When I bought the car the DIC read 24 mpg and this is most likely the combined mileage the car gets.
#38 of 40 Re: 2006 Maxx mileage [marks_maxx]
Jun 20, 2011 (6:01 am)
I love my 2006 Maxx but the DIC number is about 2 MPG better than the reality. Record fuel purchased and the distance between the fillups, divide the latter by the former -- you'll get your numbers and tnen we can compare them with mine.
#39 of 40 2004 vs 2006 Maxx MPG
Jun 30, 2011 (9:12 am)
I had 2004 Maxx LS. Averaged 24-25 MPG mixed driving (calculated by me). Also, could go 5-6000 miles between oil changes per Oil Life Monitor. That car was totalled around 30,000 mi (no injuries). I replaced with 2006 Maxx LTZ, which has same engine, trans, steering as the 2004. The 2006 lifetime MPG to-date is only 20.4 (calculated) and oil needs to be changed every 3000 mi per OLM. DIC on both overated MPG by 2.0 mi.
#40 of 40 Re: 2004 vs 2006 Maxx MPG [sgr5516]
Jul 01, 2011 (2:11 am)
Your data on the 2006 is close to mine 2006 LT: 2 MPG DIC overrating, OLM readings equivalent to about 3500 - 4000 miles between oil changes, recent (this sping and summer) real MPGs being 22-24, at the average speeds recorded from 24 to 42 MPH.