All new for 2014, the Kia Cadenza is a full-size sedan with seating for five. Under the hood drivers will find a 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 293 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. FWD is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission to enable an EPA estimated 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Features include 19-inch wheels, Bluetooth hands-free phone capabilities, leather seats, heated driver/passenger seats, ventilated driver's seat, navigation, and dual zone climate control. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, anti-lock braking (ABS), brake assist system (BAS), electronic stability control (ESC), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), hill start assist (HAC), traction control system (TCS), and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). The Cadenza is offered with an extended 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Cadenza is an all-new Kia luxury sedan for 2014. The front-wheel-drive sedan shares its underpinnings with the Hyundai Azera and is powered by a 3.3L V6 that puts out 293 horsepower, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Kia claims 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway for the Cadenza. The Cadenza bears Kia's current design philosophy, including the "Tiger Nose" grille now found across the lineup. Chrome accents are tastefully placed around the exterior, and the big sedan sits comfortably on 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. Added to its upscale design are high-quality interior materials, along with a host of premium standard and available features, all while priced at $35,100 to start.
Standard features; build quality; attractive styling and ergonomics; competitive pricing
Kia is making a serious push to increase its profile in the U.S., and cars like the Cadenza provide a huge step in the right direction. The all-new luxury sedan provides a comfortable, sporty ride while housing its occupants in supple leather and high-quality soft-touch materials. Added to its powerful 3.3L V6 are standard technology features like voice-command navigation and a premium sound system, which make the $35,100 Cadenza a serious option in the segment, and against cars like the Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus, and Buick LaCrosse, the Cadenza more than holds its own.