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    2009 Fuel Economy Numbers Show Face

    2009 Fuel Economy Numbers Show Face
    GM has a few notable increases in MPG's.
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    The EPA's fuel economy website has finally added most of the 2009 models to it; including 90% of GM's 2009 fleet. There are a few notable changes to the 2009 GM lineup, most for the better.

    • 2009 Malibu/Aura Hybrid: 26/34
    • 2009 Cobalt/G5 XFE: 25/37
    • Malibu/Aura 4-Cylinder: 22/33


    For more: www.fueleconomy.gov
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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    Clearly the Malibu is the way to go, much more space and refinement with the virtually the same mileage.

    GM needs to really stress and compare their mileage Bu numbers with the Camcords of the world.

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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    Quote Originally Posted by dindak View Post
    Clearly the Malibu is the way to go, much more space and refinement with the virtually the same mileage.

    GM needs to really stress and compare their mileage Bu numbers with the Camcords of the world.

    I agree the Malibu with the 6 speed auto and 4 cylinder is a 'better car" than the cobalt, but you have to remember, to get the Malibu in that configuration you need to at least get the LT package and upgrade to the 6 speed, so you are talking close to a $22k or $23k MSRP, with fewer incentives and cars selling closer to invoice...rather than a Cobalt you can probably get for well under $15,000 when dealer haggling and incentives are figured in. Probably a $7000-$10000 difference. A better car with more features? yes...but at a much larger cost of entry.
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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    The Cobalt XFE is rated at a whopping 37mpg on the hwy. That's Mini Cooper territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjd1001 View Post
    I agree the Malibu with the 6 speed auto and 4 cylinder is a 'better car" than the cobalt, but you have to remember, to get the Malibu in that configuration you need to at least get the LT package and upgrade to the 6 speed, so you are talking close to a $22k or $23k MSRP, with fewer incentives and cars selling closer to invoice...rather than a Cobalt you can probably get for well under $15,000 when dealer haggling and incentives are figured in. Probably a $7000-$10000 difference. A better car with more features? yes...but at a much larger cost of entry.
    True enough, I was only speaking from a mileage point of view. Malibu is a bigger car and should cost more.

    I think the Saturn Aura will be standard with the 6-speed on all model levels so that might be another route.

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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    The revised / lowered EPA ratings for my 2008 Impala LTZ with the 3.9 V-6 (using regular gasoline) was rated at 18 city / 28 highway. The car has never achieved that mileage.

    The 2009 EPA mpg ratings for the 2009 Impala with the 3.9 V-6 (using regular gasoline) has been revised / lowered again to 17 city / 27 highway.

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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    Nice improvement for the Cobalt but it still isn't as good with the automatic (which most people buy) as the Corolla or Civic. The next generation car with its new powertrains can't get here soon enough.

    The Malibu is definitely impressive.
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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    I get 38/39MPG cruising at 65 with the AC on in my Manual Cobalt. My last tank which I calculated by hand was 37.59 MPG. And I don't have the XFE, but I do have an 08.
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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    Quote Originally Posted by dindak View Post
    True enough, I was only speaking from a mileage point of view. Malibu is a bigger car and should cost more.

    I think the Saturn Aura will be standard with the 6-speed on all model levels so that might be another route.
    i was browsing my dealers inventory last night, there is an 09 Aura XE base with a few options, and it has the 4 cyl, 6 speed combo on it.

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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    Malibu and Cobalt manual are excellent. The Cobalt auto is ridiculous. Get a 6-speed in it NOW if you can't accomplish better with that 4-speed.

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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    2009 Ford Escape 2wd gets the same mileage as a Ford Fusion 20/28 mpg....Escape is A6/2.5L while Fusion is the carry over A5/2.3L

    G5 gets and XFE version 25/37mpg

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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    The C-1500 with the new 6-spd gets the same mileage as the old 4 spd. I thought there was supposed to be an improvment?

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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    Some good info there. Cobalt's bump to 37mpg is cool, still class leading now. Aura has 6spd standard while an option for LT cars.
    Its standard on 2LT and LTZ. 33mpg is a good deal, cant wait to see what will happen when we see a DI'ed 3.6 put in. near 300hp and 36mpg?
    Is it possible that a Camaro that will weight about 100-200lbs more then Malibu could get over 30mpg with a 3.6 DI motor and 6spd manual or auto? If thats the case, Camaro could be the best thing GM has got going for it. 300hp and over 30mpg.
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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    Quote Originally Posted by BigAls87Z28 View Post
    Some good info there. Cobalt's bump to 37mpg is cool, still class leading now. Aura has 6spd standard while an option for LT cars.
    Its standard on 2LT and LTZ. 33mpg is a good deal, cant wait to see what will happen when we see a DI'ed 3.6 put in. near 300hp and 36mpg?
    Is it possible that a Camaro that will weight about 100-200lbs more then Malibu could get over 30mpg with a 3.6 DI motor and 6spd manual or auto? If thats the case, Camaro could be the best thing GM has got going for it. 300hp and over 30mpg.
    I'm imaging the potential economy with a DI 2.4 in the Malibu/Aura 6 speed with power held to current levels.
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    Re: 2009 fuel economy

    no numbers for the 5.3 V8 colorado yet? although kind of un-intended, those can prove to be pretty important if they're a decent bump over the much bigger, much heavier GMT900's.

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