I would have preferred the cloth, but I could not get the options I wanted without the leather (18" tires, 430N, backup camera, etc). This is my 1st vehicle with leather. I would agree from a comfort level, the cloth is better. However, I drive many 2011-12 GC's in our company fleet, and the cloth does not appear to hold up very well - showing wear, stains, etc after 15-25K miles. Where the GC's with leather interiors are holding up well. Only time will tell if I made the right decision.