The 2017 Kia Cadenza is completely redesigned and demands attention. Bold features like LED lighting, chrome accents, and a sculpted grill give it a sleek, aerodynamic shape that is impossible to ignore. Whether head on, at profile, or from the back, the Cadenza exudes charisma and confidenceâ€”for standout style any way you look at it. Designed to do more than satisfy your needs, the Cadenza features exceptional available amenities like a lofty panoramic sunroof and plush, available quilted Nappa leather seating. Stay cozy with heated front seats and available heated outboard seats for the rear. The wide, wraparound dash and clean interior lines give the cabin its open, inviting atmosphere. Experience the dramatic difference of the available Harman Kardon Quantum Logic audio system. 630 watts of premium audio with 12 speakers for unparalleled surround sound. Utilizing advanced radar sensors and a forward-looking camera, the available Smart Blind-Spot Detection helps locate vehicles in your blind spot. It will also warn you when it detects your vehicle switching lanes unintentionally, and, will apply localized braking pressure to help guide your vehicle back into its lane when necessary. Autonomous Emergency Braking applies the brakes when it anticipates a frontal crash, while the Forward Collision Warning System gives auditory and visual alerts when a potential impact is detected. The all-new 8-speed Sportmatic transmission makes its Kia debut, delivering outstanding fuel economy, responsive power, and effortless shifting. With 290hp and a host of top-of-class features, you cannot go wrong with the Cadenza.
The 2017 Cadenza has been given a full redesign, returning for this year with even more luxury and comfort. The body structure is stiffer resulting in a better controlled ride and more confident handling while new interior tech has also been added to increase driver and passenger comfort and convenience. Particular care has gone into the interior materials which now feel more luxurious to the touch while also being nicer to look at than those in the outgoing car.
The engine at the heart of the Cadenza is a 3.3L V6 engine making 290 horsepower, sent to the front wheels. While front-wheel drive means slightly lower limits at the race track, it also means more space for interior occupants, without the limiting factor of a driveshaft to run to the rear of the car. Power is transferred to the wheels through an 8-speed automatic gearbox, promising quick, precise shifts and excellent fuel economy. Despite being a large car with a relatively big engine, the Cadenza is rated at 20 mpg in the city.
The Cadenza is available in three distinct trim levels: Premium, Technology and Limited. As their names imply, there is no "stripper" model of Cadenza, they all come very nicely equipped even the "base" Premium trim.
Standard items on the Cadenza include a 7-inch touch screen to control the stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto services, a rear camera display, Bluetooth connectivity and dual-zone automatic climate control. Seating surfaces are leather, and the driver gets a 10-way power adjustable seat while the front passenger seat is 8-way power adjustable. Both are heated and the interior comes trimmed in elegant wood grain. Outside, the Cadenza comes with heated mirrors, 18-inch wheels and a smart trunk that will open automatically if it senses the owner standing behind it with the keys.
The Technology trim adds LED headlights and fog lights, as well as an advanced cruise control system that uses radar to maintain a set distance between the Cadenza and whatever is in front of it. Inside, the center screen is bigger at 8-inches, while the stereo has also been uprated: it's a 630 Watt Harman/Kardon system bumping through 12 speakers. A wireless smartphone charger is also included, along with vented front seats.
The Limited trim comes with luxurious quilted Nappa leather seats, heated rear seats, a smart power trunk that will even close without the use of hands and mean looking 19-inch wheels finished in a dark satin color.