Well equipped, different from the norm, good-sized boot
Uninspiring to drive, limited dealer network, dull interior, rolls in corners
The BLS is Cadillac's attempt at a medium-sized saloon. It's actually built in the same factory as (and shares many components with) the Saab 9-3, which itself has plenty in common with the Vauxhall Vectra. So despite the all-American name it is developed for European tastes. The styling is distinctive and it's certainly a good choice if you want to stand out from the crowd, while equipment levels are generous too.
But there's little else to recommend the BLS. It's dull to drive, looks and feels dated inside with some flimsy switchgear while Cadillac's dealer network is very limited in size. So while the price tag puts it alongside the likes of the BMW 3-Series, the quality and driving experience falls way short.