I traded a BMW 3 series for the mid size CTS . I enjoyed my time in the BMW. The caddy handling is very close to the e90 handling and better than the handling of BMW F10 platform. I purchased the car on its merits fun to drive, superb performance, luxury and dealer support. The car has performed flawless for the first 13,000 miles. CUE has a learning curve but so did gen 2 idrive. The CTS is a goid value as noone is paying the sticker price.Forget the GM bashing this is a great car.
I traded a 2008 CTS with a 6 cylinder engine for a 2015 CTS with the 2.0 turbo. I liked the 2008 but the front seats were very uncomfortable. The new one with the turbo I don't like. It is noisy and jerks a lot when the turbo comes in. Also the CUE system is horrible. It is not at all intuitive and takes a while to get used to. Next car will be a Hyundai Genesis.
I have not bought a US made auto in over 20 years and did not plan to do so now. Considered Audi, Infiniti, Acura; also Mazda and VW. None could touch this car for sheer value for the money, features, comfort. But, Big surprise, it rides and handles as well , I think better, than Volvos I've owned or Audi, Acura. Lots of comfort, much more style, Its a better car and I expect will be far less costly to won than the German makes especially. I also own a Corvette (been a vette owner for years) so I know what good handling, acceleration, braking should be like.