The Cadenza banishes any thought that Kia builds only cheap cars. This is a competent and credible competitor among large sedans. There's a lot here for the money, including a luxurious and quiet interior, a roomy backseat, responsive handling, and a comfortable ride. The only powertrain is a 293-hp, 3.3-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic, which performs slickly and delivers a competitive 22 mpg overall. Controls are refreshingly easy to use, though some drivers found the steering wheel wouldn't adjust close enough, and head room could be tight for taller drivers. A host of electronic safety aids are available, but forward-collision warning remains unavailable for now, but it will be available in the redesigned Cadenza that goes on sale later this year.