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but I would prefer the Turbo-Ecotec as the base engine.

Agreed. Even if the ouput they go for is not very different from the atmospheric 2.4L, at least it would have a fatter (and flatter!) torque curve.

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If there is minimal weight gain over the Malibu, I don't see why not..... but I would prefer the Turbo-Ecotec as the base engine.

The base CX (3.0 DI) weighs in at 3948 lbs.

I would imagine a four-cylinder LaX to be ~200 lbs lighter. The 2010 Equinox (2.4 DI) weighs 3770 lbs, and that gets 21/30 mpg.

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The only downside is that even with the base engine the reviewers are going to expect GNX like performance and it'll get compared to some irrelevant BMW that costs $20,000 more and has the interior space of a Civic.

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