2014 Kia Cadenza Review

The all new four door, five passenger Kia Cadenza has a prominent and a strong position in the segment of a large sedan. This a an all new model offered by Kia to the lovers of large sedans that is well appointed and well crafted and is laced with all the essential features that are necessary for high end performance, utmost comfort and convenience. Amanti was the last large sedan by Kia that was manufactured in 2009 and since then the space was not filled by any other sedan model. The 2014 Kia Cadenza is thought as a nice and compatible model that will fill the space decently.

2014 Kia Cadenza

Styling, Trim levels, Comfort and Utility

The 2014 Kia Cadenza is a large sedan that is designed elegantly with lots of impressive and unique styling elements that seems to be inspired from the European models. The front of the car is aggressive and is complemented with a nice grille surrounded by chrome accents, LED quad headlamps, fog lights, optional HID headlamps, rain sensing wipers, graceful sculpted side lines, numerous chrome accents are there on the sides of Cadenza, power folding side view mirrors, a long distinctive hood, standard LED taillights and an all new exhaust system that features twin oval-shaped tail pipes. The car rolls out on standard 18 inch alloy wheels.

The new 2014 Cadenza sedan is offered in a single trim  that is well appointed and thoroughly designed to deliver matchless performance, comfort and appeal.

2014 Kia Cadenza - Interior

The interior of the 2014 Kia Cadenza is a blend of comfort, utility and advance technology. Standard interior features are keyless ignition, 10-way power driver seat, 4-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, heated front seats, auto dimming rearview mirror, an eight inch touchscreen display, navigation system, Bluetooth Phone/audio, Kia’s UVO voice command system, rearview camera, rear park assist, 12-speaker Infinity audio system, CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and USB/iPod interface.

2014 Kia Cadenza

The Premium Package, Technology Package and White Package are optional Packages offered to the 2014 Kia Cadenza that adds lots of exterior and interior features.

Safety Features

2014 Kia Cadenza - Safety

Standard safety features on the 2014 Kia Cadenza are antilock disc brakes, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags, hill start assist, rear park assist, rearview camera and stability control with traction control. Lane Departure System and Blind Zone alert are optional safety features.

Under the Hood

2014 Kia Cadenza - Under The Hood

Under the hood of the new 2014 Cadenza, Kia fits a 3.3 liter V6 engine that delivers 293 horsepower and 255 lb ft of torque. Power sent to the four wheels via a standard six speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds at a top speed up to 154 mph. The EPA rated fuel economy is 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

Pricing and Availability

The 2014 Kia Cadenza has a base price of $35,900 and will be offered for sale in summer 2013.

Competitors

The 2014 Kia Cadenza sedan has to compete against Nissan Maxima, Toyota Avalon, Lincoln MKZ, Volvo S60, Lexus ES350, Buick LaCrosse and Acura RLX.

Pros

  • Strong V6 engine
  • High end cabin
  • User friendly electronics
  • Cool exterior styling

Cons

  • Single trim only
  • Low fuel efficiency
  • Strong market competition

The Verdict

2014 Kia Cadenza - Verdict

The 2014 Kia Cadenza is a high end addition to the segment of large sedan that is designed to deliver more comfort, luxury and technology. Though, it is an all new model that may restrict you to drive an unproven model but Kia is offering an impressive long warranty that is 5 year/60,000 miles that will help you to give a chance to this new car to prove itself.

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