I traded for a 2011 Cruze this weekend. I opted for the loaded LTZ. It is a far superior car to the cobalt. In fact, I drove severl other mid size sedans that had big rebates that put the price in the same range, and still preferred the Cruze. The 1.4 turbo is no rocket, but it isn't bad either. 250 miles on her and already getting 35-37 mpg on the highway. The torque makes a big difference, even though the Cobalt had more hp. I'm very impressed with Chevy's effort on this car.