MotorWeek's Patrick Lucas was in Ann Arbor, Michigan to drive the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch.

The 2017 Cruze Hatch (not Hatchback) shares the same platform, and thus wheelbase, as the Cruze Sedan. Suspension remains the same, though more sound deadening materials were used to make the 2nd row quieter for passengers. Higher trims can get an upgraded rear  suspension setup. Engine also is the same, a 1.4-liter turbo I4 making 153-HP.

With the 2nd row folded, max cargo capacity is 47.2 cu-ft. That edges out both the Mazda3 hatchback and Ford Focus hatchback.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support are both standard, as is automatic engine stop/start. Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Side Blind Zone Alert, among other safety features, are available.

Pricing starts at $22,190, with a diesel engine, and 9-spd automatic configuration coming later.