2014 Kia Cadenza: Smooth V6 Engine
January 17, 2014
The 3.3-liter V6 engine in our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza Limited is rated at 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. While that power rating isn't exactly thrilling in comparison to our long-term Corvette or SLP Panther Camaro, it does deliver really smooth acceleration.
When you mash the gas pedal for a passing maneuver on the highway, the Cadenza downshifts smoothly and gets up to speed just the way you'd expect a V6-powered full-size sedan to do. And from a stop in city traffic, the acceleration is immediate and steady.
With that said, these impressions are based on me being the car's only passenger over the weekend. I'm curious to see how the Cadenza performs on long, uphill grades or when it's loaded down with more cargo.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 2,200 miles