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By Cars.com Staff
January 29, 2013
Kia hasn't had a full-size sedan in the U.S. since the departure of the Amanti following the 2009 model year, but it returns to the segment for 2014 with the debut of the Cadenza, a front-wheel-drive sedan that comes standard with V-6 power. It offers a host of available technology and convenience features and competes with the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus and Toyota Avalon. It hits dealerships in spring 2013.
ExteriorFor a large sedan the Cadenza has relatively athletic lines. Kia's familiar front grille is set apart from the angular headlights, giving it more prominence than in Kia's other models. The rear is tidy with wraparound LED taillights and dual oval exhaust tips tucked below the bumper. Exterior features include:
Standard 18-inch alloy wheels, 19-inch wheels available
Automatic headlights, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights available
Power-folding and heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators
Available panoramic sunroof with powered shade
InteriorDespite the Cadenza's position atop the Kia range it doesn't get significantly nicer materials; they're onpar with those in the Optima midsize sedan. The dashboard layout is relatively conventional, with a cluster of buttons in the center below an 8-inch touch-screen navigation system. In the middle of all the buttons there's an analog clock. It's the kind of design cue that can lend an upscale look to a car's cabin but it doesn't here.
Your passengers will be pleased with the Cadenza's spacious backseat; it's as roomy as the rear seats in some long-wheelbase full-size sedans. The stretch-out legroom is complemented by supportive seating that should aid long-drive comfort. Interior features include:
Leather upholstery, premium Nappa leather available
10-way power-adjustable driver's seat
Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
Keyless entry with push-button start
Kia's UVO entertainment system
Infinity premium stereo with a subwoofer
Available heated front and rear seats
Available ventilated driver's seat
Available power-adjustable heated steering wheel
Available power rear sunshade
Under the HoodPower comes from a 293-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 engine that features direct-injection technology for improved performance. The engine drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission that incorporates shift paddles on the steering wheel for driver-initiated gear changes. Mechanical features include:
Four-wheel independent suspension
Electrically assisted power steering
Four-wheel disc brakes with ventilated front rotors
SafetySafety features include:
Electronic stability system
Side-impact airbags for the front and outboard rear seats
Side curtain airbags
Available lane departure warning system
Available blind spot warning system
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