For the past 3 years Auto-Sprint has been on by default in online franchises and online ranked games. This year we have a choice so I'm opening up the decision to discussion and a vote.
If you're not familiar with the feature, Auto-Sprint doesn't mean you sprint 100% of the time. It means that you will automatically sprint when you push the stick all the way in one direction. When you're in traffic you generally aren't forced to sprint from the CPU and you can control when you sprint with the left stick.
With Auto-Sprint OFF you control when you sprint with the R2 button.
Some people say there's not a big difference whether its off or on this year so I'd suggest trying it out both ways in practice mode at least before you vote.