2014 Kia Cadenza 4dr Sdn

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The 2014 Kia Cadenza is a sedan that offers luxury, comfort and power. In terms of branding, it’s certainly not a Lexus, but that does not mean that car buyers are not getting the same level of quality here. Its 3.3-litre V6 engine is particularly impressive, being able to produce 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, but its fuel economy is unfortunately quite poor. In fact, if it wasn’t for the poor fuel economy, this car would be at the top of our list of the most desirable luxury sedans.




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The 2014 Kia Cadenza is the manufacturer’s first attempt at creating a luxury vehicle, priced at around $40,000. Before Cadenza’s introduction, the Sorento could in fact reach that price mark as well, if you went for the most expensive version, but it is this sedan that reaches beyond that.

On the outside, the 2014 Cadenza sports one of those completely unremarkable designs that looks decent at first, but then gets better and better once you start noticing its conservative but powerful lines and subconsciously satisfying proportions.

On the inside, the Cadenza comes with a stylishly straightforward all-black dash, which adds a sense of sportiness to the car's persona. Head over to the back and you’ll find the vehicle’s front seats, which are decent, but not necessarily the best. The back seat is as spacious as you expect from a large sedan, while the cargo area is big enough to fit in at least four golf bags. The highlight, however, is the prevailing sense of quality and refinement of the whole cabin. Kia has definitely achieved something here.

If you choose to pop open the Cadenza's hood, you’ll find underneath a 3.3-litre V6 engine combined with a six-speed automatic transmission – to push power through your front wheels. This arrangement is actually very similar to other vehicles in the segment. Fuel economy isn’t too bad either, but it could be better.

Overall, the 2014 Kia Cadenza is an excellent if somewhat underrated car. When you imagine luxury, you’re probably thinking of Lexus, BMW or Mercedes-Benz. However, Kia reaches their levels admirably. Definitely the Cadenza a chance.

2014 Kia Cadenza
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 8.6 / 10



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July 01, 2014 thru July 31, 2014
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
4dr Sdn$37,895$4,800$0
4dr Sdn Premium$45,095$4,000$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
4dr Sdn$2,000$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.90%0.90%0.90%N/A
4dr Sdn Premium$2,000$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.90%0.90%0.90%N/A
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
4dr Sdn$2,000$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn Premium$2,000$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

EngineRegular Unleaded V-6
Horsepower @RPM293 @ 6400
Displacement3.3 L/204
Torque @RPM255 @ 5200
Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
Fuel Economy (Hwy)N/A L/100 km
Fuel Economy (City)N/A L/100 km
Body type4dr Car
Passenger5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission6-Speed A/T
Power and Performance:

Every Cadenza is fitted with a 3.3-liter V6 generating 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. It sends its thrust to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. In Edmunds testing, the Cadenza accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, an average time for this segment.

Fuel economy numbers stand at an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway).

Originally appeared on Edmunds.

Interiors and Special Features:

The Cadenza's stylishly straightforward all-black dash is a big part of the car's sporty persona. Working backward, the front seats are good but not best-in-class, the rear seat is as roomy as you expect from a large sedan and the trunk is big enough to swallow an entire foursome's golf bags. The highlight, though, may be the overall sense of quality and refinement.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Safety features:

Standard safety features on the 2014 Kia Cadenza include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and hill start assist. A rearview camera and rear park assist are standard, while blind-zone and lane departure warning systems are optional.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Cadenza its highest possible rating of "Good" in its moderate-overlap frontal offset, side impact and roof strength tests. The Cadenza's seat/head restraint design was also rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

Originally appeared on Edmunds.

Brakes

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Brake Type N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft) 15.9

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) N/A

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A

Emissions

G/km Of CO2 Emissions N/A
Kg/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 20K km/year N/A

Engine

Displacement 3.3 L/204
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 293 @ 6400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 5200

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 58.1
Length, Overall (in) 195.7
Liftover Height (in) N/A
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63
Track Width, Rear (in) 63
Wheelbase (in) 112
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) 70

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 40
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft) 106.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5

Mileage

Battery Range (km) N/A
Cruising Range - City (mi) N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy (mi) N/A
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - City N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Combined N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) N/A

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire Size P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Clutch Size (in) N/A
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.04
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 6

Vehicle

EPA Classification Large Cars

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact

MECHANICAL

Engine: 3.3L GDI DOHC 24-Valve V6
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
Front-Wheel Drive
3.04 Axle Ratio
80-Amp/Hr 660CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
4689# Gvwr
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
70 L Fuel Tank
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

EXTERIOR

Wheels: 18" Alloy
Tires: P245/45R18
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Coloured Front Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Body-Coloured Rear Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
Body-Coloured Bodyside Mouldings and Chrome Bodyside Insert
Chrome Side Windows Trim
Chrome Door Handles
Body-Coloured Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Splash Guards
Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
Front License Plate Bracket
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Front Fog Lamps
Perimeter/Approach Lights
LED Brakelights

ENTERTAINMENT

Radio: AM/FM/CD Infinity Audio System -inc: SiriusXM satellite radio, 12 speakers, auxiliary/USB inputs, bluetooth wireless technology
Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and Internal Memory
550w Regular Amplifier
Digital Signal Processor
Wireless Streaming
Window Grid Antenna
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
1 LCD Monitor In The Front

INTERIOR

Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: dual-stage heat element, 8-way power driver seat and 4-way power passenger seat
Leather Front Seats
Bench Front Facing Leather Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
5 Person Seating Capacity
Leather/Simulated Wood Steering Wheel
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Compass
Proximity Key For Doors And Ignition
Valet Function
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Power Fuel
HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Leatherette Door Trim Insert
Leather/Simulated Wood Gear Shift Knob
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Cargo Net
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Display
Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Centre Armrest and Rear Centre Armrest w/Pass-Thru
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
2 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration

SAFETY

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Rear Parking Sensors
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Rear Side-Impact Airbag
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Centre 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear Camera