2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test


2014 Kia Cadenza: Infotainment and Lawyers

June 10, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

Loving our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza. This is a great looking sedan with satisfying performance, extreme levels of comfort and an impressive list of luxury features. It has also proven to be dead reliable.

But there is one thing about this sedan that annoys.

And that one thing is this disclaimer screen.

It appears every time you start the Cadenza's engine. And to rid it from your life you have to press "Agree". But it'll be back. Spend the day running errands in the Cadenza and you'll press "Agree" when you leave the house, again after the ATM stop, again when you leave Home Depot, and...you get the idea.

I just wrote about this same annoyance in our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. Both cars use the same infotainment system and both brands obviously fear the same lawyers.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 8,240 miles

Comments

  • gslippy gslippy Posts:

    My Leaf provides a similar screen on startup, but it asks whether the driver agrees to share data with Nissan via telematics. Nissan is required to ask, so as to avoid 4th Amendment problems. We live in a world that caters to the corner case litigious customer. If you crash your Cadenza and your lawyer discovers that the navigation system was on, then Kia's lawyer can counter that they warned you not to stare at the screen while driving.

  • dg0472 dg0472 Posts:

    Wonder what will happen when someone hits someone because they are staring at this screen trying to get ride of the message instead of looking at the road? Kia, if you're reading, did you ever consider that? I think when it's time to trade that if this is still SOP, I'll look elsewhere.

  • nsbio1 nsbio1 Posts:

    Wasn't this car catered to hamsters not so long ago?

  • schen72 schen72 Posts:

    As a reward for having to push the "agree" button, are all functions unrestricted while driving? My 2006-2008 era Acuras also require a button push to "agree" but at least all functions are available when driving.

  • rwatson rwatson Posts:

    You want to hear the worst part of it? There actually are people who need this. Another fine "luxury" feature for the dumbed-down masses.

  • 6406nb 6406nb Posts:

    I agree it's a great car but even their new K900 has that. I am done after this lease. Plus the bluetooth audio doesn't resume after starting and stopping either. I figure if you do the math and I start and stop 6 times per day on average, I agree 2200 times per year x 3 years that's 6600 times. The voice calling won't work unless you agree first, BTW.

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