2014 Kia Cadenza: Looks Like an Expensive Car
June 12, 2014
If there were no badges or other clues to tip them off to its brand, the average car buyer would probably think our 2014 Kia Cadenza was a high-end German or Japanese luxury sedan.
And who could blame them? Other than a tad too much chrome for my tastes, our Cadenza has clean, handsome styling that looks good from any angle. There's nothing gimmicky about it either. No unnecessary scoops, trim pieces or otherwise odd looking extras that detract from the overall design.
That same restraint continues on the inside. It's a classic setup with large, analog dials, simple controls and high quality materials. Nothing takes a manual to figure out and yet it has all the high-end features you could want.
Not a bad package if you can get past the Kia badge.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 8,621 miles