Cooled Steering Wheel, Part 2 - 2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Kia Cadenza: Cooled Steering Wheel, Part 2

May 28, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

I second Donna's desire for a cooled steering wheel in our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza.

During the same stretch of 100-degree days, I came out from the movies, grabbed the steering wheel and "yikes, that's hot!"

The problem rests solely with the upper wood portion. The leather on the majority of the wheel reacts just fine to high temps.  

Personally, I've never been a big fan of the whole leather/wood two-tone combo wheel thing anyway. I like to have a uniform texture, plus the wood is a little too showy for my sensibilities (if I have any).

Now that I realize how hot it gets, I like the wood even less. Just give me leather. Or even better, Alcantara. That last one is highly unlikely in a Cadenza.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 7,814 miles

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