2014 Kia Cadenza: More Photos

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When it comes to premium vehicles, the old adage that "you get what you pay for" applies not just to style, comfort and performance, but to the subjective perception of brand value. Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder says the 2014 Kia Cadenza boasts features that are comparable, sometimes even superior, to competitors — if only would-be buyers can go without the luxury name-dropping value of, say, a Lexus.

The front-wheel-drive sedan comes with a 293-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and is good for a 19/28 mpg city/highway rating. It starts at $35,900 and tops out at $42,160, including an $800 destination charge. Our model totaled $41,900, adding Nappa leather upholstery and the Luxury Package, which includes a powered bottom-cushion extension and ventilation for the standard heated driver's seat, a heated and power-adjustable steering wheel with driver's-seat memory, a power rear-window sun shade and a panoramic moonroof.

Click here for the full review and check out the gallery below. Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

Editor's Note: This post has been corrected to reflect the Cadenza is indeed a front-wheel-drive sedan.

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Comments 

WTF

Rear-wheel-drive?

eagle2x

Rear Wheel Drive?? Kia Cadenza specs list the vehicle as Front-Wheel Drive. Most luxury vehicles are RWD so doubt the Cadenza will ever rival the BMWs, MBs.

The post has been corrected. Thanks for the catch!

Those are some great looking pictures! I test drove one of these cars the other day and fell in love.

Lance

There are several luxury cars that are front wheel drive including the Lexus ES350 and the Acura TL. Even Mercedes new small entry is front wheel drive and the base Audi A4 is also front wheel drive although most people buy the quattro version.

Lance

BTW Cars.com---I like the new security on posting. It seems to have pretty much eliminated the spammers. So far anyway.

Tony

It is a seriously crazy decision to pay 40 large for Kia. I mean, you drive this car and peopla are like, he he he, guy drives Kia. You get much smaller Bimmer for this money and people will say, oh, he drives a Bimmer!!! Whoa!
It is like you go to Ikea (sounds like Kea as well) and buy a bedroom with all the options in the world. But in the end, your furniture is still made of plastic and composed panel, not the real wood.

Skankzilla

You're a strange dude, Tony.

eagle2x

From: Lance

Sep 5, 2013 11:15:12 AM
"There are several luxury cars that are front wheel drive including the Lexus ES350 and the Acura TL."

My reply:
I said "MOST" luxury cars are RWD. Thanks for noting the FEW FWDrivers that are near (entry) luxury status.


jyd

I don't believe this will be a success for Kia. Everything about it is odd. The name, the nose, the idea of paying 40k+ for a Kia. I've seen these in person and they do not have the same luxury look in person that the Genesis can sometimes fool you into.

Tony

My friend rented Genesis. His words - "looks BMW, feels Toyota"

Lance

@eagle2x
I wasn't correcting you. I was just commenting. I don't think that much of the Credenza as a luxury car either but it has little to do with whether it's front wheel drive or not. No need to get your panties in a bunch.

Eagle2x

Never bunched about blog comments. Enjoy all inputs.

Great photos!

The new Cadenza is indeed a great looking car. It also selles well in the USA.

lillyman

Give Kia credit for building a car that from its looks can compete at a higher level. If any name brank would have assembled this vehicle, everyone would have been all over it, saying how clean and sharp it looks. RWD or FWD it’s a personal choice now days, people will purchase what they feel its right for them, regardless of it been RWD or FWD, an AWD option would kill either statement of which is better RWD or FWD. I like the style, I will test one in the near future

Rakesh

My Dad bought this car fully loades with very option available from KIA. Everything about the car is nice, but only thing that would have made it better would have been the option for all wheel drive. A car this large should have that option available.

This is a surprisingly beautiful car. I am amazed that Kia has been able to redesign from the ground up and appeal to more people. I am not one who generally purchases new cars, but I am excited to get a used car in Utah like this when they come out.

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