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2014 Kia Cadenza Shopping Comparison: Genesis vs. Cadenza

April 16, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

I'm sometimes guilty of making broad assumptions. "The 2014 Kia Cadenza is just like a Hyundai Genesis sedan," I said to myself. This is somewhat true on a superficial level. Both cars are roughly the same size and represent the luxury offerings from their respective brands. There is also a higher-end car above each (the Hyundai Equus and the Kia K900). The Kia Cadenza and the Hyundai Genesis cost roughly the same too. The 2014 Kia Cadenza starts at $35,900 and the 2014 Hyundai Genesis starts at $36,120. But despite these similarities, there are some differences too.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: A Comfort

April 4, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

Did you ever have one of those days when everything just seems blah? You feel blah, the weather is blah. You end up at the office way too late, and still somehow the traffic is worse than blah.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Fuel Economy Update for March

April 3, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

We added 1,000 miles to our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza in the month of March. That came out to four tankfuls of 87-octane fuel. During that time we averaged 20.4 miles per gallon, which is how most months are averaging with our Cadenza. This left our overall numbers pretty much unchanged.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Project Car

April 1, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

I've been bugging my boss to let me do an Edmunds project car for years, but my pleas have fallen of deaf ears. That was until I made a fatal mistake.

I said, "I don't even care what car it is, I'll do anything."

Ooops.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Huge Wheels = Firm Ride?

March 27, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

I spent a weekend with our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza Limited, and as I expected, it has an expansive interior, plenty of amenities and solid acceleration courtesy of its direct-injected 3.3-liter V6 engine. It also has a pretty firm ride over the ruts and seams on the city streets and highways in Southern California, an issue that Brent hit upon in an earlier update (http://www.edmunds.com/kia/cadenza/2014/long-term-road-test/2014-kia-cadenza-handling-and-ride-comfort.html).

In fairness, we don't have great roads here in spite of the clement weather. So a lot of cars ride too stiffly for my taste. Still, with our Cadenza Limited, there's little doubt that its borderline outlandish wheel/tire package plays some role in my mild discomfort.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Crisp Looking Screen and Map Graphics

March 20, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

One feature I happen to like (of the many) on our 2014 Kia Cadenza is its 8-inch touchscreen display. It comes standard on every Cadenza.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Handling and Ride Comfort

March 17, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

In its news releases supplied to automotive reviewers, Kia says its 2014 Cadenza "promises to appeal to shoppers who want both comfort and performance from a premium-level sedan." For the most part, I think Kia has been successful in that promise.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Big Panoramic Sunroof

March 13, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

Our 2014 Kia Cadenza is full of features to impress your passengers. The dual-pane panoramic sunroof is one that my two young children happen to enjoy quite a bit when they are sitting in back.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Responsive Transmission Pairs Well With the V6

March 12, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

Previously, Travis Langness wrote about our 2014 Kia Cadenza's smooth V6 engine. To add to his comments, I also think Kia has done a nice job programming the six-speed automatic transmission.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: My Top Three Reasons To Buy a Cadenza

March 10, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

Perhaps you're shopping for a large sedan. There are a lot of solid cars to choose from, including the Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera and Toyota Avalon. After spending some time with our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza, I've come up with three top attributes where I think it holds the most appeal.

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2014 Kia Cadenza Limited: Uncomfortable Seat Belt

March 5, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza Limited

I find the seat belt fastener in our 2014 Kia Cadenza to be uncomfortable. I have the same problem with our Kia Forte.

There is too much hard plastic around the buckle and it's thick. I find myself constantly trying to adjust it as it digs into my body.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Fuel Economy Update For February

March 4, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

February was a fairly quiet month for our 2014 Kia Cadenza as we added only about 900 miles. Our lifetime fuel economy dropped a little, as well.

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2014 Kia Cadenza Limited: Fancy Wheels

February 28, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza Limited

These 19-inch alloy wheels with chrome finish on our 2014 Kia Cadenza are too busy for me. I certainly wouldn't want to hand-wash them.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Help When You Need It

February 18, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

I pair my phone to just about every new car I get in and it's not always obvious how to do it. Our 2014 Kia Cadenza is actually quite easy to figure out, but Kia knows that everyone has a different level of comfort with such things so it displays the phone number to its customer assistance program right on the screen.

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2014 Kia Cadenza Limited: Fuel Economy Update for January

February 7, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza Limited

We added over 1,500 miles to our 201 Kia Cadenza's odometer in January. Our MPG numbers have started to improve slowly with a lifetime average that's climbed from 19.9 to 21.1 mpg. Our best range improved too, from 367 to 390 miles.

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2014 Kia Cadenza Limited: Upscale Interior

January 31, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza Limited

To put it simply, the 2014 Kia Cadenza Limited's interior is a nice place to spend time.

Two areas in particular stand out for me: The leather seats and the headliner.

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