- The 2014 Kia Cadenza, the Korean automaker's new entry-luxury large car, starts at $35,900.
- The top-of-the-line 2014 Kia Cadenza with a technology package is priced at $41,900.
- The 2014 Kia Cadenza is more expensive than several of its chief rivals, including the 2013 Toyota Avalon and 2013 Buick LaCrosse.
IRVINE, California — The 2014 Kia Cadenza, the Korean automaker's new entry-luxury large car, starts at $35,900, including an $800 destination charge. The Cadenza goes on sale later this month.
Standard features include keyless entry, a navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic and UVO eServices, Bluetooth and a 12-speaker Infinity audio system.
The top-of-the-line 2014 Kia Cadenza with a technology package is priced at $41,900, including shipping. The Technology package includes 19-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, a blind spot detection system, lane departure warning system, hydrophobic glass on the front door windows and an electronic parking brake. The Technology package requires the Luxury package.
A midrange 2014 Kia Cadenza with a luxury package starts at $38,900, including shipping. The Luxury package includes a long list of items, including a panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel and Napa leather seats.
The 2014 Kia Cadenza is more expensive than several of its chief rivals, including the 2013 Toyota Avalon and 2013 Buick LaCrosse.
The base 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE starts at $31,785, including a $795 destination charge. The uplevel Avalon XLE Touring, with such comparable items as a navigation system, blind spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert starts at $36,295, including shipping.
The base 2013 Buick LaCrosse FWD starts at $32,555, including an $895 destination charge.
The Kia Cadenza is equipped with a 293-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 engine linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Edmunds says: Kia comes out fighting with the 2014 Kia Cadenza, offering a fairly pricey base model, but one that offers several items that are not standard on the base Toyota Avalon or Buick LaCrosse.