An Equinox For The Solstice

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
an equinox for the solstice

‘There are two engine options, both new and both featuring direct fuel injection to save fuel. The base models get a 182-hp four-cylinder that’s good for 21/30 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 20/27 mpg with all-wheel drive. The V-6 packs 255 hp and returns 18/25 mpg with front-wheel drive and 17/24 with all-wheel drive.”

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  • Raskolnikov Raskolnikov on Dec 22, 2008

    Looks like a winner. Finally that Chinese made 3.4 mill is going to the cemetary!! Slava Bogu!! Any word on towing capacity?

  • Liger Liger on Dec 22, 2008
    redrum-- An editor at Car and Driver called the Malibu G6 3.0. The Aura was G6 2.0, and the G6 was, obviously, G6 1.0. A GM executive didn't say that. I have driven all the cars and the Aura and G6 drive very similar. The Malibu is much quieter, has a nicer interior, and has some weight to the steering.

  • Fincar1 Fincar1 on Dec 22, 2008

    Attention has been drawn to GM's practice of improving the breed as they release models on the same platform. Given that the first example is a reasonable vehicle this is a good thing. OTOH, GM got where it is today largely by introducing cars like the Corvair, the Vega, the Fiero before they were really ready for release and by using the buyers as beta testers. The last-model-year versions of all three were pretty good cars. Unfortunately the public remembers the early ones.

  • David Thomas David Thomas on Dec 22, 2008

    Thanks for the link. Also, remember there will be no future Pontiac Torrent, and possibly no more Saturn period. The big question is if they rebadge it for GMC as a baby Acadia.