2017 Kia Cadenza Release Date, News & Info

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.

2017 Kia Cadenza front angle, headlights and grille

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.

2017 Kia Cadenza exterior, alloy wheels and taillights

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.

2017 Kia Cadenza front view, grille and headlights

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.

2017 Kia Cadenza rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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.

2017 Kia Cadenza steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

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.

2017 Kia Cadenza interior, leather 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.

2017 Kia Cadenza white color, exterior, alloy wheels

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.

2017 Kia Cadenza engine

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.

2017 Kia Cadenza engine view

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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2017 Kia Sorento Release Date, News & Info

2017 Kia Sorento Release Date, Price, Specs – Entering the new model year is the 2017 Kia Sorento vehicle which was recently announced. Coming to us with a longer wheelbase, the new car will have various updates that are going to be visible both on the inside and outside of the car.

2017 Kia Sorento side view, white color, exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

The new look of the Sorento vehicle is going to adopt some finer lines than it used to have before. The vehicle is also going to be wider in its dimensions and is going to be positioned lower. The car is going to have a modern look thanks to these changes and is also going to have more hauling ability than the preceding vehicle. The interior also goes one step beyond in the luxury department but it is more apparent in the higher trims than it is in the base model.

2017 Kia Sorento side view, alloy wheels

The Kia Sorento vehicle was launched in 2002 for the first time and went on sale in the US in the same year. The first generation of Sorento vehicles was a traditional body on frame SUV which also had some off-road properties and an all-wheel drive system. The second-gen Sorento was introduced in 2009 when the car was completely changed and redesigned. It had a car-based platform and was more of a crossover vehicle than anything else. Some changes were made for the 2010 model, with an improved powertrain and a makeover in 2013.

2017 Kia Sorento rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

The 2013 was initially viewed as a third-gen Sorento vehicle but this verdict was later overthrown and changed to it only receiving a minor facelift. So it is going to be up to the 2017 model to introduce us to the next generation of Sorento cars. Read all about it in this review and also see the pictures released from the first showcasing of the car.

2017 Kia Sorento side angle, black color

2017 Kia Sorento engine news

The newest 2017 Kia Sorento is going to be offered in three engine variants. The newest option that is going to be available for the US market is the turbocharged, 2.0-liter, inline-four  engine which has the ability to make 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This is going to be the mid-range engine offer that you can choose for your latest Sorento. The base version is still going to be the  2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with the naturally aspired power of 185 horses and 178 pound-feet of torque.

2016 Sorento
2016 Sorento

The strongest powertrain and also the one used for the upper trim level Sorento vehicles is the  3.3-liter V-6 engine with the power of 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque  and a towing rate of  5,000 pounds. All of the mentioned engines are used with a  six-speed automatic transmission which has  Kia’s Sportmatic shifting.

Exterior update

2017 Kia Sorento front view, auto show, headlights and grille

The initial changes for the 2017 Kia Sorento is that the car is going to get bigger. The dimensions are going to change and we will get a longer and lower car. The outside is going to be updated in the mater where it will catch up with the interior which has almost been a more formidable part of the Sorento cars. Let’s get one thing clear, the Sorento was never an ugly car, but always lacked something that would give it more appeal and something that will push it further in this segment.

2017 Kia Sorento side view, exterior, alloy wheels

The primarily changes are the longer wheelbase of the car and some softer lines which the vehicle is being updated with. This makes the SUV gain a more mature and an upright appearance with the newts characteristics it has been given. Kia is actually calling their changes as evolutionary from the old style of the car but they are every bit as revolutionary than you may think. It retains the basic hood design from the previous one but adds with a new grille and some less abrasive angles. The headlights meet the grille and the chrome 3D inserts are borrowed from the  K900.

2017 Kia Sorento side angle,black color, alloy wheels

Looking the vehicle from the side, you can determine how larger it has gotten. The greenhouse is the same but the D-pillars are much thicker now. The back overhangs is larger which also shows us that there is more cargo room at the back side. The wheel wells are more arched and look more classy like that. The back side of the car has new taillights and a less angular flow to its design. The vertical reflectors have also been substituted with some horizontal and more traditional ones.

2017 Kia Sorento interior news

2017 Kia Sorento steeringwheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

The 2017 Kia Sorento goes one step beyond in the luxury department when it comes to the inside of the car. There is a whole world of updated premium materials added and some new modern features as well. The premium materials can now be seen on the dash, door panels and the center console,  where we can also see an updated layout with better ergonomics. The hard plastic additions are gone and the cabin is more driver orientated making it a much better setting to be in.

2017 Kia Sorento interior, lcd screen

The second and the third row of seats are going to add some more comfort with both receiving 0.5 inches of legroom. The cargo bay has also been expanded and improved and comes with a 1.5 cubic-feet for a total of 74 cubic-feet. There is a number of optional equipment added and options that the customers can choose. They include heating and ventilation for the front seats and ventilation for the back seats. You can get the  14-way power driver seats and  eight-way power passenger seats as well.

2017 Kia Sorento trunk


Wheelbase: 109.4 in
Length: 187.4 in
Width: 74.4 in
Passenger volume: 154 ft³
Cargo volume: 11 ft³
Curb weight: 3704 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: 7,2 sec
MPG: 21/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ebony Black, Sparkling Silver, Titanium Silver…
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs

Price and release date

The new 2017 Kia Sorento comes available for sale in the first quarter of next year. The vehicle’s release date is set for the beginning of the year and the sales will start shortly after that. Currently the car is rated to a price of $24,100 as base MSRP.

The competition is also shaping very nicely and will include the new 2017 Ford Explorer and additionally the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe and Dodge Durango car.

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2017 Kia Sorento front angle, headlighs and grille

All-new 2016 Sorento 3.3-liter V6 SXL

2017 Kia Sorento rear view, tailpipe

All-new 2016 Sorento 3.3-liter V6 SXL

2017 Kia Sorento rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Kia Sedona Release Date & Review

2017 Kia Sedona Release Date, Review and Info –  The Kia Sedona for 2017 minivan offers plenty of features and an upscale style while retaining Kia’s price and value. With its appealing tech list, the Sedona is set to be a favorite choice for anyone shopping in the minivan segment. Its release date is set for this year’s September.

2017 Kia Sedona sideview, silver color, alloy vheels and headlights

Some of the highlights include a serene cabin, plenty of features for the money, distinctive and un-minivan-like cockpit and dashboard, and a versatile second-row seat. The 2017 Sedona gains an optional Technology package, a rearview camera, heated front seats, and both the SXL and SX get a seating capacity of eight passengers.

While many jokes have been made about today’s station wagon, they have always provided a convenient way of hauling big families and stuff. This often maligned segment has for quite some time been dominated by Chrysler, Toyota, and Honda although there are other brands that have also tried their luck.

2017 Kia Sedona side view, alloy wheels and grille

The vehicle only coming off from a redesign two years ago, returns for 2017 virtually unchanged. The 2017 Sedona comes equipped with a driver-oriented dash design, lots of versatility, and a sleek stylish design. Also, the price tag is a compelling addition to Sedona’s appealing character.

Despite being a downright minivan, the Sedona comes with some nifty features that, according to Kia, are usually the reason why people find crossovers cool over minivans. The SXL model, for instance, offers its driver and passengers extendable leg rests, generous slide-and-recline, and lounge-style second-row seats. As a result, the key component of a minivan – cargo volume suffers immensely.

2017 Kia Sedona rear view, taillights

Of course, anyone would want to shop around in the segment before finally making the ultimate choice. Some of the alternatives you should sample out include the 2017 Toyota Sienna, 2017 Honda Odyssey, 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, and the quirky 2017 Nissan Quest.


Available Trims – Kia Sedona

The 2017 Sedona minivan is available in a mammoth five trims: L, LX, EX, SX, and SX-L trims.

Exterior Colors & Interior Review – 2017 Kia Sedona

Seven-passenger seating capacity is standard for the base L, SX and SX-L models, while eight-seating configuration has been reserved for the LX, EX and optional for the SX-L and SX trims.

2017 Kia Sedona side view, alloy wheels

The base 2017 Kia Sedona minivan starts with dual gloveboxes, stain-resistant fabric upholstery, 17” alloy wheels, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, air-conditioning, a driver height adjustment, dual-manual sliding doors, a four-speaker sound system, media player interface, a USB port, a CD player, and a split-folding third-row seat.

The LX adds a rearview camera, a 4.3” touchscreen interface, two extra speakers, LED headlights accents, an eight-way power driver seat, voice controls, Kia’s Uvo eServices emergency communications, and power-folding exterior mirrors.

2017 Kia Sedona steering wheel, dasboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Springing for the EX trim includes two extra USB ports, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power sliding doors, an adjustable-height power tailgate, 18” alloy wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), leather upholstery, rear sunshades, eight-speaker Infiniti audio system, a refrigerated lower glovebox, power sliding doors, HD and satellite radio, and heated front seats.

The SX trim tacks in driver memory settings, selectable drive modes, an 8” touchscreen interface, rear cross traffic alert, voice controls, a navigation system, ventilated front seats, a blind-spot monitoring system, a 115-V household style power outlet, an upgraded gauge cluster, voice controls, an eight-way power passenger seat, and a four-way driver power lumbar.

2017 Kia Sedona interior, leather seats

Picking the performance-and luxury-themed SX-L trim gets you second-row lounge seats with airplane-style extendable leg rests and winged headrests, a heated steering wheel, an upgraded leather upholstery, 19” wheels, rear and front parking sensors, and dual-power sunroofs.

Engine Specs – 2017 Kia Sedona

The revitalized 2017 Kia Sedona comes equipped with a 3.3L V6 engine rated at 276 hp and 248 pounds of torque. The output is transmitted to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Kia Sedona engine

Expect a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds whenever the optional hitch is installed. During our test drive, the SX-L models accelerated from 0-60 mph in about 8.0 seconds.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the L, LX, and EX trims return 18/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The SX-L dims the ratings to 17/22/19 mpg.


Wheelbase: 120.5 in
Length: 201.4 in
Width: 78.1 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Maximum cargo capacity: 142.0 ft³
Curb weight: 4772 lb
Top Speed: 122 mph
0-60: 7.4 sec
MPG: 18/24 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aurora Black, Bright Silver, Clear White…
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Kia Sedona

The new 2017 Kia Sedona will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $26,400. As for its release date, expect the vehicle this September.

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2017 Kia Sedona front view, headlights

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