2014 Kia Cadenza: Trunk Lid Hit Me in the Head
August 12, 2014
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.
My driveway is a bit on the steep side. Steep enough that the Kia's trunk will not stay open. Its springs are just not strong enough to compensate for the grade.
If my driveway was so steep that this was a common occurrence I wouldn't mention it, but it isn't. I've parked hundreds of cars in that exact spot and their deck lids have not come crashing down on my head like the Cadenza's.
This was not only a painful discovery, but it also makes loading and unloading the trunk a real pain, yuck, yuck, as you need to hold the trunk open with one hand and load your cargo with the other.
It's also difficult to illustrate in a photograph. But that's as high as the Kia deck lid will remain when the car is parked on a hill. If you open it anymore it immediately falls back to this position, whether your head is in its path or not.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 12,828 miles