2017 Kia Cadenza Pricing

Edmunds Rating
3.5 / 5.0
Consumer Rating
2017 Kia Cadenza


  • Well-equipped for the price, especially in the base Premium trim
  • Vast amount of legroom allows all passengers to stretch out
  • Generous warranty coverage
  • Lots of available advanced safety features


  • From acceleration to handling, the Cadenza isn't much fun to drive
  • Trunk is smaller than rivals, and rear seats don't fold down
  • The ride is not as comfortable and composed as in segment leaders
  • Headroom is a bit tight for tall occupants (especially with sunroof)

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Features & Specs

Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)Limited 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)Technology 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)
Starting MSRP$31,990$44,390$38,990
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic8-speed shiftable automatic8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower290 hp @ 6400 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm


Our experts’ favorite Cadenza safety features:

Autonomous Emergency Braking

This feature automatically applies the brakes if a forward collision with a vehicle or pedestrian is deemed imminent.
Blind-Spot Detection

Sensors detect if a vehicle is in the Cadenza's left- or right-side blind spot. If the turn is activated, an alert will sound.
Lane Change Assist

This system works in conjunction with BSD and monitors vehicles that are in the next lane and approaching the Cadenza's proximity.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Kia Cadenza


Consumer Rating

2 for 2
I leased a 2015 cadenza, for 2 years after leasing a infinity. The cadenza was a better all around vehicle. I now lease a 2017 cadenza and l love the new style,I have not had a single problem with either car.Plush interior and great performance!
Surprisingly Great Tech Package
I have owned BMW Convertible, 5 Series M Sport, Acura TSX & many Toyota's & Honda's. The 2017 Cadenza is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. Full of High Tech in Tech package. Smooth ride, excellent seats (better than Volvo).
Gotta Have A Cadenza!!!!!
As my lease on my 2015 Chevy Malibu was almost up, I started car shopping and I HATE car salesmen. I looked at several cars including buying a Malibu, Sonata, Cadillac and more, and I had a salesmen suggest I drive a new 2017 Cadenza, which I did. I am glad that I listed to him. I loved the ride, but I was not going to pay $46K for the top of the line model. The lease deal they had seemed great, but at the end of the day, it was still way too expensive. I knew I wanted a 2017 Limited and preferably white. I found a 2017 used (8200 miles) exactly like I wanted and I saved almost $17k from what it would have cost new. I LOVE THIS CAR. The ride is great, the looks are great and where I was concerned about my gas mileage (the Malibu averaged about 26 mpg around town and I got 32 mpg on the highway), this Cadenza is right there even though it's rated for only 20-28. I drive it like there is an egg under my accelerator and once I get it up to speed, I just hold the gas pedal in place, I don't have to keep feeding it like I did on my Malibu. On a recent highway trip I averaged 37 MPG (YES 37 MPG) and I am getting about 26 mpg around town. What more could a buyer ask for? Great Deal!! Great Looking car!!! Great MPG!!! If you are looking for a nice upscale luxury type sedan, you need to look at the Cadenza. I would highly suggest trying to find a used one and save yourself mega $$$$$.

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Dealer Notes

2017 Kia Cadenza Platinum Graphite Premium Luxury Package (Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Blind Spot Detection, Front Door Pocket Lights, Lane Change Assist, Power Folding Outside Mirrors, Radio: harman/kardon Audio w/AM/FM/CD/MP3/NAV, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), and Rear Park Assist System), 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 8 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, Cargo Mat, Cargo Net, Cargo Tray, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Bucket Seats, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Knee airbag, Leather Seat Trim, Leather Shift Knob, LED Interior Lighting, Low tire pressure warning, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Panoramic Sunroof w/Power Sunshade, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Radio: UVO3 Audio System AM/FM/MP3, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear side impact airbag, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Security system, Speed control, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, and Variably intermittent wipers. 28/20 Highway/City MPGAwards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS)Reviews: * Well-equipped for the price, especially in the base Premium trim; vast amount of legroom allows all passengers to stretch out; generous warranty coverage; lots of available advanced safety features Source: EdmundsBob Bell your Baltimore Nissan Kia Dealer serving all of Maryland is proud to be an automotive leader in our community. Since opening our doors 25 years ago, we have maintained our solid commitment to our customers, offering a wide selection of Nissan cars, trucks and SUV's at Great Low Prices. Bob Bell Nissan Kia. We are an easy drive from Belair, White Marsh, Timonium and are just minutes from anywhere on the Baltimore Beltway. If you need Financing we'll help you find an affordable loan that works for you! We offer bad credit car loans and first time buyer car loans.

Kia Cadenza 2017 Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) Aurora Black Pearl Beige Leather leather
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Dealer Notes

Internet price includes all applicable rebates, incentives, dealer discounts, and coupons. Price shown excludes tax, tag and title fees, freight, and $300 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Some rebates and/or incentives may be in lieu of special financing; not all customers may qualify for all rebates or incentives. $1,000 - KIA Customer Cash. Exp. 04/30/2018

It takes a bit of nerve to draw a bead on the well-established leaders in the large sedan market, but the 2017 Kia Cadenza stakes its claim with sophisticated design, a spacious and refined cabin and a host of the latest technology and safety features. Shoppers looking for a near-luxury four-door that brings everything but a high price tag would do well to add the Cadenza to their test-drive list. They may be surprised by the Kia's upscale interior appointments, long list of standard equipment and quiet, comfort-tuned ride.

The all-new 2017 Kia Cadenza distinguishes itself from its predecessor with a sleeker, more elegant design, cleaner lines and rakish fender flares, while still retaining some characteristic Kia hallmarks, like the unique "tiger nose" grille. There's also a smoother ride, improved handling and a softer, more luxurious interior.

The only available powerplant is a 3.3-liter V6 — carried over from the previous generation — that produces 290 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque and drives the front wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Although unremarkable in the class, it gets the job done in a smooth, quiet manner. Fuel economy is EPA-rated at 23 mpg combined (20 city/28 highway).

On the road, the Cadenza admirably fulfills its mission of providing a comfortable, relaxed ride. The suspension system, upgraded from the outgoing model, is designed to absorb bumps with aplomb, not getting upset in the corners but, at the same time, having no sporting pretensions. That said, handling is better than most drivers will expect, with good straight-line stability and a decent amount of feedback through turns. An available drive-mode selector, with settings that include Comfort and Sport, allows drivers to fine-tune responsiveness to some degree.

Inside is where the 2017 Cadenza really stands out. Front-seat occupants enjoy a generous amount of head-, shoulder and legroom, while those in back luxuriate in the class-leading rear compartment's expanses. And, as a bonus, the Cadenza boasts one of the largest trunks in its segment. Materials and design are appropriately upscale, with piano black and wood trim and the choice of four available decor themes. Standard technology includes a 7-inch touchscreen display, rearview camera and Bluetooth connectivity, and many more such features are available as options.

The base Premium trim level comes equipped with such appointments as leather upholstery, multi-zone climate control and heated seats. The Technology level adds a number of convenience features, and the top-of-the-line Limited trim includes more of those, plus several additional luxury touches. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Kia Cadenza that best meets your needs.

2017 Kia Cadenza Overview

The 2017 Kia Cadenza is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), and Technology 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A). Kia Cadenza models are available with a 3.3 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 290 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Kia Cadenza comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Kia Cadenza comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2017 Kia Cadenza?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Kia Cadenza and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Cadenza 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Cadenza.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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2017 Kia Cadenza Gas Mileage

2017 Kia Cadenza Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/28 highway MPG

2017 Kia Cadenza Limited 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/28 highway MPG

2017 Kia Cadenza Technology 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/28 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG23
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement3.3 L
Passenger Volume123.8 cu.ft.
Wheelbase112.4 in.
Length195.7 in.
Width73.6 in.
Height57.9 in.
Curb Weight3633 lbs.