Most Fuel-Efficient American Cars

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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
Starting Price: $28,750
MPG (city/hwy/combined): 49 / 43 / 46
The 2017 Malibu Hybrid leverages components and knowledge developed from the innovative Chevrolet Volt, and it gets power from a new 1.8-liter direct-injection 4-cylinder gas engine mated to a two-motor drive unit slightly modified from the Volt. The drive unit provides additional power to assist the engine during acceleration for a total system output of 182 horsepower. Power to the hybrid system comes from an 80-cell 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can power the Malibu Hybrid to 55 mph on electric power alone. The gasoline engine automatically turns on at higher speeds and high loads for additional power. The Malibu Hybrid shares Volt’s blended regenerative braking system for maximum energy recovery during braking.

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