First Place: Buick Verano Turbo
If you insist the Verano is a fancy Cruze, then it's a Cruze that is using its gym membership, taking dance lessons, and is ready for bigger things in life. It's a soft-spoken, well-executed four-door for the true adult.
Second Place: Acura ILX 2.4
Identity crisis? It's a hoot to drive, thanks in large part to its Civic Si roots. Should fare well with the Honda faithful, but how many ordinary-Joe buyers are looking for a noisy luxury car you have to rev up to really enjoy?