2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan


$32,290 - $44,690
2018 Kia Cadenza
Save up to $4,751

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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 isn't as composed as in segment leaders
  • Headroom is a bit tight for tall occupants (especially with sunroof)

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Features & Specs

Limited 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)Technology 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)
Starting MSRP$44,690$32,290$39,290
MPG232323
Seating555
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic8-speed shiftable automatic8-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower290 hp @ 6400 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Cadenza safety features:

Autonomous Emergency Braking

Automatically applies the brakes if a front collision with a vehicle or a pedestrian is deemed imminent.
Blind-Spot Detection

Detects whether a vehicle is in the left- or right-side blind spot and sounds an alert if the turn signal is engaged.
Lane Change Assist

Alerts the driver if vehicles in adjacent lanes are approaching.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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It takes a bit of nerve to draw a bead on the well-established leaders in the large sedan market, but the 2018 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 Kia Cadenza was all-new last year, and it distinguishes itself from its predecessor with its sleeker, more elegant design, cleaner lines and rakish fender flares. It still retains some characteristic Kia hallmarks, such as 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 nevertheless focused on ride comfort rather than sporting pretensions. That said, handling is serviceable, 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 the cabin is where the 2018 Cadenza really stands out. Front-seat occupants enjoy a generous amount of head-, legroom and shoulder room, while those in back enjoy truly class-leading space. Its 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, a rearview camera and Bluetooth connectivity, and many more such features are available as options. Furthermore, the Cadenza boasts one of the largest trunks in its segment.

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 packs in more of those, plus several additional luxury touches. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2018 Kia Cadenza that best meets your needs.

2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan Overview

The 2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan is offered in the following styles: Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A), and Technology 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan?

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2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,670. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is trending $4,751 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is 10.4% below the MSRP.

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2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan Technology 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)
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We are showing 1 2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan Technology 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,190. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is trending $3,836 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Kia Cadenza Sedan Premium 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 8A) is 11.6% below the MSRP.

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