2014 Kia Cadenza Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
The Cadenza banishes any lingering thoughts of Kia as just a manufacturer of cheap and unrefined cars. Well-rounded and thoroughly likable, this modern large sedan scores near the top of its category. Pulling that off requires a long list of positives and the Cadenza has them, along with very few faults. The cabin is quiet, well-finished and spacious.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Acceleration is more than adequate. Handling is generally secure, though not optimum, despite stability control (which, to be fair, isn't designed to improve cornering). As with other makes, electric steering can be somewhat numb in providing road feel."

ROBERT Z., OR (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Handles as well as my Audi did on curves n acceleration is excellent"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Acceleration and handling are outstanding"

JAMES B., MD (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Impressive acceleration for a big car took a bit to get used to the handeling not much feedback but again I drive a sports car all summer so there is an adjustment period overall excellent handeling and superb safety systems like adaptive cruise, blind spot monitor."

MICHAEL S., OH (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"The vehicle performs extremely well and rides exceptionally well on the interstate and local venues."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"It has great power. Accelerates very good."

Holly S., NC (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"very good handling car and acceleration is great"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"maintenece free"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"It has more than adequate power for its size and the adaptive cruise control works really well. Fun and easy to drive. Very comfortable vehicle."

Jake B., MO (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Great acceleration nice handling"

Rob W., PA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Quick handling& blind spots miniable"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"I am pleased with the handling and the acceleration. The automobile is responsive in both areas."

Gary W., CA (2014 Kia Cadenza)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Extremely luxurious seats are comfortable heated and cooled very little road noise the ride can be a bit mushy but I drive a sports car all summer so not sure I'm the best judge. Excellent winter car for the northern states."

MICHAEL S., OH (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"The contour of so many car front seats is too narrow for me to be comfortable but the Cadenza front seats' contour is wider and softer and fits me very well and is extremely comfortable"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"I elevated passenger seat 1 1/2" which is now a KIA kit"

RICHARD B., GA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Great A/C and seat cooling system."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"At 5'8" the seat on driver's side are just not comfortable."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Everything work great"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Passenger seat sits way too low. (Driver seat is adjustable)"

KENNETH J., FL (2014 Kia Cadenza)


S R., MA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Easy to control seat adjustment, comfortable ride and only slight road noise when driving"

Andrew P., NC (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Sometimes squeaks or rattles when driving. Can't determine cause. Mostly happens in winter driving. But for comfort and driving can't beat the ride."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Front passenger seat is very low and cannot be raised. Also, no lumbar support. Not comfortable."

Anonymous, SC (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"ride is too stiff. I was expecting a much more refined ride from suspension. Tires wore out in 2600 miles. rims of car had to be replaced 2 times because of flaking."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Extremely comfortable seats. Some road noise comes through but not bad. The ride is generally smooth but on poorly paved roads can be somewhat noisy and rough."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"I really like the 2-way adjustable for lumbar, but wish it were 4-way, the extendable thigh support and the 2-way driver seat memory settings. Very comfortable car."

Jake B., MO (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Passenger seat can be moved forward/back but... it CAN NOT be raised - no power control. Using a cushion to make sitting passenger level higher turns off the airbag. Choice: see out the window and risk greater injury or sit lower (mirror obstructs view) and be safer. There was no option to have one in place of the current one. I am short and this makes travel in the Cadenza visually limiting."

Eileen R., MD (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"The seats are comfortable. The ride is good. It is a little noisy."

Holly S., NC (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Nice fit and very adjustable"

Marie L., MA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Rides great very quiet seats heated and cooled"

Arthur M., CT (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Sweet comfort"

Marie L., MA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"nice options with comfortable seats"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Kia Cadenza)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Multiple options at a competitive price."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Very happy, was not sure when I purchased the Kia but so far so good"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Purchased a 2014 Cadenza in June 2016. This car retails for about $43k to $45k. Purchased with under 16k miles for $26k. Vehicle looks and feels brand new and saved about $17k or more. I believe this car with all its features is a great value."

MATTHEW P., OR (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Good value"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Outstanding performance. When you hit the gas, that baby moves. Handling is great too."

JAMES B., MD (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"passenger seat is too low and cannot be adjusted for height"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Cadenza)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say


EDWARD K., PA (2014 Kia Cadenza)

"Modern looking with euro influences. Good outward visibility."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Kia Cadenza)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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