There are sports sedans, and then there are sports sedans.
Strictly defined, only a select few cars—the BMW M5, the Porsche Panamera, the Cadillac CTS-V—deserve the italics. They deliver exalted levels of grip, power, structural rigidity, and responsiveness, all in family-friendly packages. But most sports sedans are less tightly focused; they may have evolved from luxury cars, adding performance for the sake of competitiveness or car magazines such as this one. This is what we’re dealing with here.