2014 Kia Cadenza Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$35,100-$42,400
$32,455-$39,115
19 /CITY / 28 /HWY
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What's New for 2014:

  • New range-topping model
  • Full-size sedan
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 293-horsepower V-6 engine
  • Built in Georgia

Introduction
The 2014 Kia Cadenza is a new full-size sedan that now tops the automaker's model range in the United States. It competes against a number of large family sedans including the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, Nissan Maxima, and Toyota Avalon.

Models and Features
Kia sells the 2014 Cadenza in a single level of specification. Standard equipment includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, automatic headlights, fog lights, heated power-folding side mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, and rain-sensing wipers.

Inside, the new Kia Cadenza is equipped with the automaker's voice-controlled UVO eServices infotainment and Bluetooth connectivity technology, an 8-inch touch-screen display with navigation and a reversing camera, and a 12-speaker premium audio system with satellite radio, USB port, auxiliary audio input jack, and Bluetooth music streaming capability.

Additionally, the Cadenza is equipped with leather seats, a 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, and a dual-zone automatic climate control system. Rear park-assist sensors and a Smart Key passive entry system with push-button starting are also standard features, as well as an auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, and a steering wheel wrapped in leather and wood.

Options and Packages
To upgrade the Cadenza, buyers can choose up to three stair-step option packages and a handful of dealer-installed accessories.

The Luxury package adds premium Nappa leather upholstery, heated and ventilated driver's seat with a power-extending thigh support, heated outboard rear seats, heated power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and memory for the driver's preferences. Additionally, the Luxury package contains high-intensity discharge headlights with an adaptive front-lighting system, panoramic sunroof, power sunshades for the sunroof and rear window, and an upgraded 7-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) gauge display.

Once the Luxury package is selected, buyers can choose the Technology package, which adds an Advanced Smart Cruise Control system, blind-spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning system, and an electronic parking brake. A set of 19-inch aluminum wheels is included in this package, as well as hydrophobic front door window glass, which repels water for improved visibility.

Cadenzas equipped with both of these packages can be upgraded to the self-explanatory White Interior package, which is offered at no extra charge and includes white leather, woodgrain interior accents, and artificial suede trim for the headliner, visor mirrors, and roof pillars. Additionally, dealers offer wheel locks, a cargo net, cargo tray, and a protective strip for the rear bumper.

Under the Hood
Every 2014 Kia Cadenza is equipped with a 3.3-liter V-6 engine making 293 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 255 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,200 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission with a Sportmatic manual shift gate delivers power to the car's front wheels. Kia supplies free scheduled maintenance for the Cadenza during the first 3 years or 37,500 miles of ownership.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2014 Cadenza is expected to return 19 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg in combined driving.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this model overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests for the 2014 Cadenza.

The Cadenza's standard safety equipment includes rain-sensing wipers, rear park-assist sensors, and a reversing camera system, while options include adaptive headlights, radar cruise control, blind-spot monitoring system, and a lane-departure warning system.

The Cadenza is also equipped with Kia's UVO eServices technology. Via a paired smartphone, eServices provides Cadenza owners with Crash Notification Assist service, which notifies authorities when the car is involved in a collision and can send rescuers to the Cadenza's exact location. Additionally, this technology provides access to vehicle diagnostic checks and service appointment requests, one-touch roadside assistance, vehicle location reminders, advance route planning via Google Point of Interest, and includes a Digital Jukebox function. Owners can also set speed, curfew, and geographic boundary alerts to monitor the activities of those who borrow the car.

What's New for 2014:

  • New range-topping model
  • Full-size sedan
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 293-horsepower V-6 engine
  • Built in Georgia

Introduction
The 2014 Kia Cadenza is a new full-size sedan that now tops the automaker's model range in the United States. It competes against a number of large family sedans including the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, Nissan Maxima, and Toyota Avalon.

Models and Features
Kia sells the 2014 Cadenza in a single level of specification. Standard equipment includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, automatic headlights, fog lights, heated power-folding side mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, and rain-sensing wipers.

Inside, the new Kia Cadenza is equipped with the automaker's voice-controlled UVO eServices infotainment and Bluetooth connectivity technology, an 8-inch touch-screen display with navigation and a reversing camera, and a 12-speaker premium audio system with satellite radio, USB port, auxiliary audio input jack, and Bluetooth music streaming capability.

Additionally, the Cadenza is equipped with leather seats, a 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, and a dual-zone automatic climate control system. Rear park-assist sensors and a Smart Key passive entry system with push-button starting are also standard features, as well as an auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, and a steering wheel wrapped in leather and wood.

Options and Packages
To upgrade the Cadenza, buyers can choose up to three stair-step option packages and a handful of dealer-installed accessories.

The Luxury package adds premium Nappa leather upholstery, heated and ventilated driver's seat with a power-extending thigh support, heated outboard rear seats, heated power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and memory for the driver's preferences. Additionally, the Luxury package contains high-intensity discharge headlights with an adaptive front-lighting system, panoramic sunroof, power sunshades for the sunroof and rear window, and an upgraded 7-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) gauge display.

Once the Luxury package is selected, buyers can choose the Technology package, which adds an Advanced Smart Cruise Control system, blind-spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning system, and an electronic parking brake. A set of 19-inch aluminum wheels is included in this package, as well as hydrophobic front door window glass, which repels water for improved visibility.

Cadenzas equipped with both of these packages can be upgraded to the self-explanatory White Interior package, which is offered at no extra charge and includes white leather, woodgrain interior accents, and artificial suede trim for the headliner, visor mirrors, and roof pillars. Additionally, dealers offer wheel locks, a cargo net, cargo tray, and a protective strip for the rear bumper.

Under the Hood
Every 2014 Kia Cadenza is equipped with a 3.3-liter V-6 engine making 293 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 255 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,200 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission with a Sportmatic manual shift gate delivers power to the car's front wheels. Kia supplies free scheduled maintenance for the Cadenza during the first 3 years or 37,500 miles of ownership.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2014 Cadenza is expected to return 19 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg in combined driving.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this model overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests for the 2014 Cadenza.

The Cadenza's standard safety equipment includes rain-sensing wipers, rear park-assist sensors, and a reversing camera system, while options include adaptive headlights, radar cruise control, blind-spot monitoring system, and a lane-departure warning system.

The Cadenza is also equipped with Kia's UVO eServices technology. Via a paired smartphone, eServices provides Cadenza owners with Crash Notification Assist service, which notifies authorities when the car is involved in a collision and can send rescuers to the Cadenza's exact location. Additionally, this technology provides access to vehicle diagnostic checks and service appointment requests, one-touch roadside assistance, vehicle location reminders, advance route planning via Google Point of Interest, and includes a Digital Jukebox function. Owners can also set speed, curfew, and geographic boundary alerts to monitor the activities of those who borrow the car.

Available Trims for the 2014 Kia Cadenza
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Premium (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35100.00 Engine 3.3 L/204 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name Limited (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 42400.00 Engine 3.3 L/204 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
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INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: power 10-way driver seat w/power lumbar and 4-way power front passenger seat
  • Bench Front Facing Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Leather/Simulated Wood Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Compass
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Power Fuel
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather/Simulated Wood Gear Shift Knob
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim, Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim and Carpet Mat
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion, Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Ventilated Front Bucket Seats -inc: power 12-way driver seat w/power lumbar support and 2-position memory, driver seat cushion extension and 4-way power front passenger seat
  • Bench Front Facing Heated Rear Seat
  • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Heated Leather/Simulated Wood Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
  • Distance Pacing
  • Full Chamude Simulated Suede Headliner
  • Leather Door Trim Insert
  • Cargo Net
  • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Digital/Analog Display
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 18" x 7.5" Alloy
  • Tires: P245/45R18
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
  • Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings and Chrome Bodyside Insert
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Wheels: 19" Chrome Alloy
  • Tires: P245/40R19
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
  • Fixed Glass 2nd Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster and Power Blind
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Delay-Off
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 3.3L 24-Valve DOHC CVVT V6
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic -inc: steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 3.04 Axle Ratio
  • 80-Amp/Hr 660CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 4376# Gvwr
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Side-Impact Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • First Aid Kit
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: Infiniti Audio System w/AM/FM/CD/MP3/NAV -inc: 8" display, SiriusXM Radio, Sirius Traffic, UVO eServices Telematics, 550 watt, USB/auxiliary input jacks, 12 speakers including surround sound and subwoofer and Bluetooth wireless technology w/audio streaming and steering-wheel-mounted controls,
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and Internal Memory
    • Window Grid Antenna

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