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2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test

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.

What do you think of the style?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


  • vvk vvk Posts:

    Chrome wheels, Hankook tires... yuk.

  • Ugh, I would not like to clean those either as I'd jam my fingers everytime trying to get in between the spokes. No thanks.

  • rxanand rxanand Posts:

    Not to mention ridiculously now profile tires

  • hank39 hank39 Posts:

    Ack... Chrome + 100 spokes = LOSE. EVERY. TIME.

  • arktctr arktctr Posts:

    Totally agree...although I also believe that chrome wheels should be abolished altogether...

  • joner800 joner800 Posts:

    i like the style, but would like the overall package better in alloy. and, yeah, it would take about 5 minutes per rim to get those babies clean.

  • ocramidajzj ocramidajzj Posts:

    IMO. Don't like the style and the cleaning would give me an headache.

  • I like the aesthetics of them but agree that washing them would be a pain.

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    Nothing wrong with Hankook tyres if you get the right ones.

  • darthbimmer darthbimmer Posts:

    I'm especially concerned by how much the spokes of the wheel seem to protrude. Looks like a sure recipe for lots of curb scrapes. I've had chrome wheel and enjoyed them when they're inset from the tire.

  • vvk vvk Posts:

    >Nothing wrong with Hankook tyres if you get the right ones.< While you may be right, how do we know which one is the "right one?" I bought a set of Kuhmo KR-21 because of positive reviews on Tire Rack. Immediately after installing them, I was horrified by how terrible they were. No traction. A few months later I took a loss on them and got a set of Micheline Primacy MXV4, which were terrific. I will always stick to Continental, Michelin and Bridgestone.

  • dg0472 dg0472 Posts:

    Another reason I went out of my way to avoid the Technology Package/Limited.

  • I have them on my Cadenza. Under a minute to clean. All gaps wide enough for a towel wrapped finger.

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