Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

2014 Kia Cadenza

GAYOT Rating

Value-Oriented Luxury Sedan

A three-quarter front view of the 2014 Kia Cadenza
In short: A smart, well-priced family sedan.
 

2014 Kia Cadenza Review

Coming standard with a 293-horsepower, direct-injected V6, along with a host of luxurious amenities including the UVO telematics system with rear camera and blind spot detection, the all-new Kia Cadenza (long available in Asia) offers affordable luxury that families on a budget will appreciate. Wrapped in pleasant, if not avant-garde, sheet metal, the Cadenza has room for five adults and performs decently. The Kia Cadenza slots in between the family-car Optima and the upcoming rear drive K-900 luxury sedan in the Korean automaker’s lineup.

2014-Kia-Cadenza-Right-Side

Warranty/Service: 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty; 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance

Related content:

2014 Kia Cadenza Limited

Make: Kia, Vehicle Type: Sedan

You can click on each photo to enlarge

QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $35,100 / As Tested: $41,900

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 3.3-liter V6 with direct injection
Horsepower: 293 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque: 255 hp @ 5,200 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

Curb weight: 3,789 lbs
Wheelbase: 112 in
Length/Width/Height: 195.5 / 72.8 / 58.1 in
Turning circle: 36.5 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; multi-link rear

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control

0-60 mph: 6.2 seconds
60-0 mph: 128 ft
Top Speed: 154 mph

EPA City: 19 mpg
EPA Highway: 28 mpg
Combined MPG: 22 mpg

Seating Capacity: 5
Safety: dual-stage front airbags; dual-stage front and rear seat-mounted side airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags


Check out other Kia models
Visit the Kia website

Photography: AlphaMedia

Comments

comments


Offering full-service spas, glass-bottom boat tours, private islands and more, these ships provide guests with a one-of-a-kind experience at sea.

Find homeopathic roots, Ayurvedic herbs and other natural supplements that help reduce anxiety, improve sleep and balance your mood.