The msport is primarily an appearance package as most on the mechanical bits are available on non msport models (at least in the USA).
The exception being performance control and the sport transmission. The latter may also be available on packages in the US.
In Canada I was required to opt for the msport to get the seats, paddles, anthracite headliner, and sport trans.
Edit: I just noticed you are north of the border... Ya need the msport for the fun bits.
Last edited by lbjgh; 03-20-2013 at 05:31 AM.