2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test - Cargo Space
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2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Las Vegas Road Trip

November 25, 2014

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Sometimes you get an itch to get the hell out of town and unwind for a couple of days. The mood struck me hard in early November, and I knew a trip to Las Vegas would do the trick. I got a few friends on board, requested our 2014 Toyota Highlander, and counted down the days. If only things were that easy...

You see, I had six people all ready to go, and the Highlander has six seats. A few days before we were scheduled to leave, I signed out the SUV to make sure we would all fit. We found out the hard and uncomfortable way that a couple of six-footers couldn't be crammed into the third-row seats, which are more suitable for children. We would have to take two cars.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Berkeley Road Trip, Part 1

October 30, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

The wife of one of my buddies is enrolled in an executive MBA program at UC Berkeley, and since she goes up there once a month to meet with her group of smarty-pants people, we thought, well, San Francisco is a cool city, and I'd never been to Berkeley...why the heck not make a road trip weekend out of it sometime?

So we did.

We found a cool little place to rent in Berkeley for the weekend via Airbnb, Edmunds car czar Mike Schmidt put us into the 2014 Kia Cadenza Limited, and we were off on a Friday afternoon (don't tell anybody, but I snuck out a few hours early).

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2014 Kia Cadenza: "Art" Car

October 6, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

An unexpected stop at the local Home Goods store this week resulted in the purchase of three new pieces of framed "art."

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Trunk Release Button But...

September 25, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

You've seen some posts by our staff about the usefulness of the trunk features in our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza and one about it bonking Scott on his head.

This weekend I went grocery shopping and was happy to see the cargo net in the trunk to hold my bottles in place. But I noticed a cost-cutting feature in our Cadenza. While it has a trunk release button on the keyfob, it just unlatches the lock to the trunk. The trunk lid then pops open a little but does not have any equipment to auto-open and auto-close.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Trunk Lid Hit Me in the Head

August 12, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

I'm a huge fan of our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza, and the more I drive this sedan the more I like it. However, last week I found something to complain about, and it just about hit me right between the eyes.

It was the Cadenza's trunk lid.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Road Trip Impressions

July 15, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

For the Fourth of July holiday, I packed up my family (wife and two small children) for a 600-mile round-trip road trip. The crossover SUVs in Edmunds' long-term fleet weren't available, but I figured the 2014 Kia Cadenza would work out fine given that it has the space and comfort to be a trusty long-distance companion.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Trunk Full of Dishes

April 30, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

I finally broke down and bought a new set of grown-up "everyday" dishes yesterday, but I was a little dismayed to find that each of the 32 pieces were separate, none of them packed in a box.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Useful Trunk Features

January 2, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

Our 2014 Kia Cadenza Limited has standard heated rear seats, but they don't fold forward to augment trunk space. I recently bought a tree trimmer from the home improvement store, and while 15.9 cubic feet is generous, I was grateful to find the armrest pass-through. I probably could have wedged the eight-foot pole in the interior, but this trap door was easier.

Also, the $50 optional cargo net came in handy when I recently bought some fire wood. Don't laugh. This is how city slickers often get their wood: from the grocery store and bound neatly in shrink-wrapped plastic.

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