My 2017 6-speed Hatchback went to play with the BMW's at Brainerd International's Competition course. I instruct at their HPDE schools and my other car is a Taurus SHO which is real heavy for the short track. The Cruze was wonderful; beyond expectations! I have 18" wheels and summer tires as the only upgrade. The handling was amazing with hardly any body roll. It certainly could use another 100HP (SS please Chevy 2.0T) but we were running even with Mini's, Miata's, and VW's. Short 2.5 mile course but it still hit 105.8 going through turn 2 which is darn quick. My App also said .92G in corners which is also great. Not quite as cool as my student's 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 but do not hesitate to sign up for a school or autocross. These cars perform.