The new 2017 Kia Cadenza benefits from the excellent ergonomics and simple exterior and interior design changes. Its interior appointments exceed the expectation for a conventional sedan, though some buttons and switches fall short of what we’d usually call upscale. The Uvo infotainment display, for instance, is noteworthy for its sharp graphics and its ease of use. Its release date although controversial, should be expect in the middle of 2017.
Buyers will find the seats sufficiently padded and spacious enough for any long distance journey. Wind noise which usually a concern particularly for long trips is at minimum. 6-footers may find the comfort compromised as the limited and Premium trims offer a standard panoramic sunroof.
In terms of the cargo volume, with the Cadenza boasting of about 15.9 cubic ft., it comes short relative to its competition which offers anything above 17.5 cubic ft. Otherwise, the Cadenza is a well-rounded vehicle that offers generous standard features such as the Uvo infotainment system, a long warranty coverage, upscale interior, and a potent V6 engine.
Its chief competitors in the segment include the 2017 Toyota Avalon, which also happens to be our favorite in the segment. The Avalon delivers in almost every facet of its construction, be it interior quality, athleticism or better fuel economy ratings. Others you might intriguing include the 2017 Chrysler 300, the 2017 Hyundai Azera, and to some extent the 2017 Chevy’s Impala.
Trims Available & Kia Cadenza
The large sedan is offered in three trims: Base, Premium, and Limited trims.
Interior Review & Exterior Colors – 2017 Kia Cadenza
Some of the standard features available for the Base model includes a rearview camera, an auto-diming rearview mirror, 18-inch alloy wheels, a 10-way power adjustable driver seat, a universal garage door opener, heated mirrors, an 8-inch touchscreen controller, heated front seats, Bluetooth phone and audio control, an eight-speaker sound system, a CD player, satellite and HD radio, Kia’s Uvo voice command system, a power adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control (dual-zone), leather upholstery, full power accessories, keyless entry and ignition, foglights, auto-levelling headlights, a navigation system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and cruise control.
Opting for the premium trim gets you a steering wheel, automatic wipers, power-folding mirrors, wood trim, puddle lamps, tri-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, rear parking sensors, and paddle shifters.
Standalone options available for the Premium trim include an upgraded leather upholstery, extendable seat cushion, rear-cross traffic alert, a power rear sunshade, 19-inch alloy wheels, an electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, heated outboard rear seats, a heated power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 7-inch virtual gauge cluster display, adaptive HID headlights, driver seat memory settings, lane-departure warning system, a first aid kit, a power rear sunshade, a blind-spot monitor, and ventilated front seats.
The Limited trim, at the top of the food chain, bundles dual USB ports, LED foglights, a surround-view camera system, chrome trim accents, a unique grille, LED interior lighting, and additional wood accents.
Exterior colors to expect include Silky Silver Metallic, Aurora Black Pearl, and Snow White pearl.
Wheelbase: 112 in
Length: 195.7 in
Width: 72.8 in
Passenger volume: 106.8 ft³
Cargo volume: 15.9 ft³
Curb weight: 3670 lbs
Top Speed: 154 mph
0-60: 6,2 sec
MPG: 19/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aurora Black Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Snow White Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A
Engine Specs – 2017 Kia Cadenza
Under the hood of the 2017 Kia Cadenza is a 3.3L V6 engine. The output – 293 hp and 255 pounds-feet of torque is transferred to the front wheels via the six-speed manual shift control system.
Various preliminary tests have shown the 2017 Kia Cadenza only requires 6.5 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph.
As for the EPA ratings, buyers should expect the Cadenza to return about 22 mpg/combined.
Safety features install for you include rear parking sensors, lane-departure warning system, side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, hill-hold assist, surround-view camera, rear-cross traffic alert, traction and stability control, full length side curtain airbags, and blind-spot monitor.
In overall, the ride quality is pleasant but you might occasionally experience a slight delay between quick inputs. Selecting gears during acceleration is quite smooth. Initially the braking can be a bit abrupt, but afterwards become predictable. Although it places a few demands on users just like any other sedan, the Cadenza meets our expectations in terms of luxury and dynamics.
2017 Kia Cadenza Release Date & Price
Buyers should expect its release date in the middle of 2017. As for its price, a window sticker of about $32,990 is what you should expect once it becomes available in showrooms. Every buyer also gets to have an owners-manual and a downloadable brochure.
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