Power comes from a 293-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 engine that features direct-injection technology for improved performance. The engine drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission that incorporates shift paddles on the steering wheel for driver-initiated gear changes. Gauging quality is something you also do when in motion. The Cadenza does a decent job of blocking exterior noise, though one of our editors characterized the engine noise as coarse under heavier acceleration. We agreed the ride quality is decent - better than the Optima's - but it's certainly not class-leading. Compared with the Chrysler 300, especially, it feels a bit choppy on rough surfaces and firm for a car that otherwise feels like a tourer, not a sport sedan. Without our car's 19-inch wheels (included with the optional Technology Package), the Cadenza might ride a little bit softer. Eighteen-inch rims are standard.
Kia Cadenza has a powerful presence. Striking the balance between bold and timeless, the Cadenza-from LED positioning lights to dual integrated exhaust pipes to power folding outside mirrors-reflects Kia's devotion to sleek style and refined detail. The Cadenza's spacious interior has been tastefully appointed-from a heated steering wheel to the available Nappa Leather Seat Trim. Add in engineering innovations that help reduce noise and vibration, and the interior offers a true luxury: a break from the outside world.
UVO eServices with Navigation allows you to use your voice and compatible smartphone to access advanced infotainment and telematics features. Connect with Enhanced Roadside Assistance. Use Google Maps? to transfer locations to your UVO system. Or perform vehicle diagnostics checks. And there are no subscription fees. For more information on this vehicle, feel free to give us a call!