The 2017 Kia Cadenza is Full-Size Luxury at a Mainstream Price
The halcyon days of the full-size sedan are more or less over for the mainstream automakers, with many buyers opting for luxury versions instead. This is what sets the 2017 Kia Cadenza apart from the rest. Considered a hidden gem; by reviewers in its first generation, the second generation model raises the bar.
The Kia Cadenza has always been a luxury sedan with a mainstream price, and that doesn’t change for 2017. The new design is a bit more laid back, favoring elegance over over-the-top styling. The most eye-catching cues are the Z-shaped LED lighting elements in the headlamps a motif that’s echoed in back, as well. On the inside, you will find an interior reminiscent of the Optima, only more upscale, bookended by features like Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and Harmon Kardon audio.
Premium performance is also offered standard on the Kia Cadenza, thanks to its tried-and-true 3.3-liter V6. With 290 horsepower and a brand-new 8-speed automatic transmission, you’ve got plenty of power to play with. The suspension is also all-new, which smooths out the harshest bumps without making it feel like you’re driving a Korean luxury cloud.
We think the 2017 Kia Cadenza is more than worth the look, especially if you want vast amounts of interior space without opting for a crossover or SUV. To check out the ones we have at our Kia dealership in Austin, TX, contact our showroom at your convenience.