The Cadillac CT5 sedan replaces both the CTS and ATS—the latter our 2014 Car of the Year winner and still a sport sedan we hold in high regard. So this new Caddy has some big shoes to fill. Unfortunately for Cadillac, the CT5 comes up a few sizes too small.
Although the Cadillac is handsome in front, most judges couldn't get behind the side profile, especially its bizarre C-pillar graphic.
"It looks like it was stuck on at the last minute after a design review in GM's Shanghai studio," international bureau chief Angus MacKenzie said. Guest judge Chris Theodore had similar thoughts, calling it a "skin blotch." There are not a lot of ways to spin that positively.