Some obvious pluses are the choices. From dual engines, manual or paddle-shifted automatic transmissions, rear or all-wheel drive, choice is the word of the day.
This second generation of CTS Sport Sedan has pitted Cadillac against such names as the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the Audi A4. However, it may be argued that the most distinctive of that grouping is the CTS Sport Sedan.
One of the major highlights of driving the CTS is the steering, crisp on the base model and even crisper with the sport package.
Fact is that all Cadillac CTS Sport Sedans are loaded with extras, and it isn't just features but aesthetics that Cadillac has given you the option to play with.
As for typical downsides to this purchase, there aren't a whole lot, as the price to specification ratio is too great to warrant much negativity
The Cadillac CTS Sport Sedan could use a bit more interior space as the cabin is a bit snug.
In terms of seating, the base model is superior to the sport sedans, "which have an odd concave padding down the middle of their cushions". And then there's the "leatherette" upholstery, with fine grade leather as on option.