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2017 Kia Cadenza

SXL Sedan3.3L V6FWD8A6.7 sec15.0 sec @ 95 mph20/28/23 mpgCar and Driver
SXL Sedan3.3L V6FWD8A6.5 sec14.8 sec @ 95.8 mph20/28/22.4 mpgMotor Trend
SXL Sedan3.3L V6FWD8A7.3 sec15.5 sec @ 94 mph20/28/---- mpgMotor Week

2014 Kia Cadenza

Limited Sedan3.3L V6FWD6A6.2 sec14.8 sec @ 97 mph19/28/25 mpgCar and Driver
Limited Sedan3.3L V6FWD6A6.3 sec14.8 sec @ 95.7 mph19/28/18.9 mpgMotor Trend
Premium Sedan3.3L V6FWD6A7.0 sec15.5 sec @ 94 mph19/28/25.9 mpgMotor Week

About Kia Cadenza

If a car model was able to improve its reputation from the day it was launched, it would capture your interest, right? This is exactly what the Kia Cadenza has done. When it was first introduced in the United States, it didn’t earn much respect.

But now, look at the current Kia Cadenza, and you will be amazed at its style nature and the power under its hood. Because of the dependability of Kia cars, its manufacturer has seen its reputation and credibility soar to great heights.

This Kia car exhibits ample muscle power, packaged in a stylish body that you will think it came from a quality conscious car manufacturer. For that is what Kia really wants to project with the Kia Cadenza – quality, power and style at an affordable price.

A Brief Glimpse into Kia Cadenza’s History

Kia Cadenza 0-60The Kia Cadenza, also called Kia K7, was launched in 2010 as Kia’s full-size car. It replaced the older Kia Opirus/Amanti. The car was designed by Peter Schreyer, Kia’s design chief at the Audi facilities. The car sports the company’s Tiger Nose grille.

There are three trim levels of Kia Cadenza which are powered by three gasoline engines ranging from 165 horsepower to 290 horsepower. Since 2014, this car is sold not only in South Korea, but also in the United States, Canada, Brazil, China and the Middle East.


The most important specifications of this car will help you see if this car is worthy of your consideration.

  • Engine: 3.3 Liter, V6 DOHC, 24-valve Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 293 hp. @ 6,400 rpm 255 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm
  • Transmission: Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive w/ Sportmatic
  • Steering: Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
  • Brakes: 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Suspension: Front: MacPherson Struts, Gas Shock Absorbers, Stabilizer Bar; Rear: Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar, Dual-Flow
  • Drive: front wheel drive


Although comfort comes first with the Kia Cadenza, it doesn’t ignore the driver’s need for power and safety. This car accelerates fast and when you need to suddenly stop, the brakes kick in swiftly.

This car is a big sedan and yet is moves quickly and is also very responsive for its size. When you push it into a corner and turn the steering, you will realize that this car is truly made for comfort. It has a better body control than other cars of its class.

However, its steering is on the lighter side. You would have to concentrate to get the feel of the road. But the car compensates for this when it comes to parking because it is very easy to maneuver in parking speeds.

With the current Kia Cadenza, you will be able to select the type of steering weight that you are most comfortable with. It comes with three different steering weights that you can choose from.

Fuel Economy

Being a full-sized sedan, the Kia Cadenza’s fuel consumption is not something you can be proud of. But its fuel efficiency is comparable with other cars of its class and size. The EPA has rated this car at 19 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

There is a trim level of the Kia Cadenza which is equipped with a V6 engine. It is designed to run on regular unleaded gasoline; therefore if you are focused on fuel efficiency, it is the Cadenza trim that you need to consider.


The crash test results of the Kia Cadenza are generally good. It has been given top ‘good’ scores by the IHHS in all four test categories. However, the NHTSA hasn’t tested the safety capability of this car yet.

The car’s safety package will give you enough confidence about its ability to keep you protected on the road. It comes with eight standard airbags which include front and rear seat-mounted side bags. The car is also equipped with full-length side-curtain air bags.

It is noteworthy that a rear view camera and back up warning sensors are also included in the standard safety items. All available active-safety systems are integrated in the car’s Technology Package in the Limited trim level.

Comfort and Quality

The Cadenza’s interior is top notch, in terms of materials, roomy space, and comfort. Its cabin really defines what a luxury car is.

Noises from outside are effectively prevented from creeping in to the car’s interior. This is made possible through the use of a smart application of noise-blanketing, tight structure and good aerodynamics.

The materials used inside the cabin are of very high quality. This includes the Nappa leather covered seats on all models. The front seats are also ventilated and are so soft and supple that can only be expected in a luxury car. If you are taller than most people, you will enjoy the extendable thigh bolster on the driver’s seat giving you more leg room at the front.

To learn more about Kia Cadenza, visit the official Kia website.

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