A question out of curiosity-
Did GM do this vehicle as a result of the bail out like they did with the volt? Or was this done all by their themselves? I know the volt was required (or something like it) in order for them to get bailout funds.
Either way, that car weighs <3100# unloaded. 42mpg highway is pretty darn good for that car. Interestingly, it gets in the low 30's in town mpg. I suppose that's where the weight of the car really hurts it the most. That makes sense. Not to mention the turbo has to spool up from every traffic light.... turbo lag.... etc. My turbo wagon is like that. Around town FE SUCKS a lot. Highway/ rural roads at 55mph and it's not bad at all for a heavy car.