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2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test

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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: Soft, But Capable Suspension

June 20, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

There's nothing remotely sporty about the 2014 Kia Cadenza. Its suspension is tuned for comfort above else, and that's a good thing. There are plenty of sport sedans in this category already. Kia didn't need to add another.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: IIHS Crash Test

May 2, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded Top Safety Pick 2013 status to the 2014 Kia Cadenza after it received "Good" ratings in all four categories (moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint) but the award doesn't necessarily carry over to 2014.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Handling and Ride Comfort

March 17, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

In its news releases supplied to automotive reviewers, Kia says its 2014 Cadenza "promises to appeal to shoppers who want both comfort and performance from a premium-level sedan." For the most part, I think Kia has been successful in that promise.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Responsive Transmission Pairs Well With the V6

March 12, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

Previously, Travis Langness wrote about our 2014 Kia Cadenza's smooth V6 engine. To add to his comments, I also think Kia has done a nice job programming the six-speed automatic transmission.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Smooth V6 Engine

January 17, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

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.

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Performance Testing

January 10, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

293 horsepower. Front-wheel drive. 3,700 pounds. Automatic. Our long term 2014 Kia Cadenza was made for long-distance cruising or trips straight up the 15 to Vegas. It was not made for the track.

But we took it there anyways. For science.

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