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Kia Cadenza 2014


The 2014 Kia Cadenza should be a prime competitor in the large sedan segment.


Watch the 2014 KIA Cadenza Debut at the Detroit Auto Show




What's New for 2014

The 2014 Kia Cadenza is an all-new model.

Introduction

It's been a while since Kia has offered a large sedan. You'd have to go back to 2009, which was the last year for the largely forgettable Amanti. But the 2014 Kia Cadenza should step in to fill that hole in Kia's lineup quite nicely.
 




 Highlights
Specifications
Body style illustration may not reflect the actual shape of this vehicle.
Fuel
GasRegular unleaded
DriveTrain
Front wheel drive6-speed shiftable automatic
Engine & Performance
3.3 LDouble overhead cam (DOHC)
V624
Variable255 ft-lbs. @ 5200 rpm
293 hp @ 6400 rpm
Suspension

  • Double wishbone front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Four-wheel independent suspension


Based on the Korean-market K7, the front-wheel-drive Cadenza will be longer and wider than the Optima. It will likely come with a 3.5-liter direct-injected V6 making close to 280 horsepower, and a six-speed automatic. The Cadenza should ride on both 17- and 18-inch wheels and offer a generous array of standard and optional features including leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power front seats, a heated steering wheel and a panoramic sunroof.
Considering how well Kia has improved the desirability of its vehicles in recent years, we expect the Cadenza will be a prime competitor against models such as the Buick LaCrosse, Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus and Toyota Avalon. Check back for a full review of the 2014 Kia Cadenza, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.

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