I would easily recommend an Alder-bodied Affinity over nearly anything else wearing the Squier badge these days. Good tonewood makes a difference.
The model you are asking about seems to be a good one. I played with one briefly at Guitar Center.
There are also the SX offerings from Rondo Music
. They are even more affordable, and have good, resonant body-woods.
However, they often require more out-of-the-box work to be giggable.