Better engine power than many compacts, very willing to rev. Quiet ride, especially for a compact.Have ebony interior and its actually not bad. Like the gauges and the radio controls. Have MyLink, the USB for music and bluetooth for phone work fantastic. Ergonomics are a bit off, and space is tight especially for leg room in the back, but seats are comfortable enough in the front. A/C works well. Big problems with cup holder locations and lack of storage in general. Tall beverages in cup holders block climate controls. Have to raise armrest to lift handbrake-stupid. Trunk is decent size. Steering's a bit dead -lacks feel but steering wheel with audio controls works great. Looks good in red.
MPG..combined avg about 30. Should go up on future long trip. USB and bluetooth. Willing engine. Quiet and comfortable for its small size. Inexpensive to buy. Easy to park. Alum wheels are nice. Gauges are big and easy to read. OnStar is a nice bonus. Only 2700 rpm at 70 mph! 5 sp manual is ok.
Extra power and better mpg (lol). Cruze will fix most issues, larger and more comfortable interior, better ergonomics, cupholders, and controls. 6 speed auto or manual with extra gear would be nice. Lots of room to improve steering, handling, roll stiffness, and overall powertrain and suspension.