Looks Like A Lexus? - 2014 Kia Cadenza Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Looks Like A Lexus?

January 23, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

He was eyeing the big Korean sedan like it was a naked Kim Kardashian sitting there in front of the hotel. Then, as the valet dropped the keys in my hand, he couldn't resist.

"That's a Kia?" he said.

"It is," I responded.

"It looks like a Lexus," he said.

"I guess that's a good thing?"

"You bet."

So there you have it. The Kia Cadenza looks like a Lexus.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor


  • ahightower ahightower Posts:

    Looking like a Lexus might be an insult from some angles...

  • ed341 ed341 Posts:

    Yet another fascinating, informative post. P. S. Where is the news story about the new Cadillac flagship?

  • It does not look like a Lexus.

  • goaterguy goaterguy Posts:

    The reason he was eyeing the Cadenza as it was a naked Kim Kardashian is proof that it isn't a Lexus. Most Lexus look alike and the design is very homogeneous to be the least offensive possible. The Cadenza looks too good to be a Lexus.

  • Fantastic car! Kia is killing it these days and I can't wait for their version of the Genesis sedan!

  • zmmzmm1221 zmmzmm1221 Posts:

    More like a terrible knockoff of a BMW.

  • pqlyur1 pqlyur1 Posts:

    I've seen a Kia Cadenza in the flesh and was impressed. I can't stand the "It looks like everything else" complaints. When a designer makes a truly outside the box design like Bangle did with the BMW 7 series the same crowd complains about that too...ugh!

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    Despite the yawning chipmunk look, the exterior styling beats BMW, IMO.

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