2017-2020
2017 Redesign Year
Although the styling changes are subtle, the redesigned 2017 Cadenza features an all-new body structure. The new car is based on the Kia Optima, but it is considerably larger, competing with the Toyota Avalon and Chevrolet Impala.
The car is roomy and quiet, with easy-to-use controls. Ride and handling are nothing special but pleasant enough. The 290-hp, 3.3-liter V6 is slick and powerful, and the eight-speed automatic shifts smoothly. Higher-end Limited versions include more soft-touch surfaces, real stitching on the dashboard, and available Nappa leather seats. For 2020, the Cadenza comes standard with a suite of safety and convenience systems, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keeping assistance, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic warning and adaptive cruise control. This was also the final year for the Cadenza.
$31,200 - $32,250
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$25,350 - $28,275
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$23,200 - $25,525
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$19,900 - $21,925
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2014-2016
2014 Redesign Year
The Cadenza is a competent and credible competitor among large sedans. There's a lot of content here, including a luxurious, quiet interior, a roomy backseat, sound handling, and a comfortable ride.
The 293-hp, 3.3-liter V6 engine and standard six-speed automatic combine to make a slick powertrain that delivers a competitive 22 mpg overall. Controls are refreshingly easy to use. A host of electronic safety aids are available, but some of the most useful ones are bundled into expensive options packages.
$14,500 - $16,375
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$13,450 - $13,975
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$11,300 - $11,325
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