Cruz is better looking in small cars but pricewise I opt for GTI, Mazda3 as availabe same price range.This version of Cruze has fine tuned chassis more stable and you feel more relaxed during drive.
Due to turbo four upshifts quickly for better mpgs auto transmission but provides average acceleration.Due to higher windshield interior is felt bigger, comes up with better material seats. Cleaner dash from door to door, center climate control stack is finely integrated, physical knobs and buttons for entertainment and climate functions.
Average drive feel passionate but nothing better.Six speed auto in sports , 153 hp is enough.Gear shift now more better and ease, old one had occasional clunkiness. Cruze comes up with certain options, air conditioning, automatic, power windows, inside rearview mirror, wireless device charging, power outlet 110 V AC, auto dimming. Driver assist includes rear park assist, distance indicator, forward collision alert, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, lane change alert, siren red tintcoat, automatic high beam.
GTI or Golf is by far more better and preferrable.