CARS.COM — Kia updated its Cadenza full-size sedan for 2017 with lightly tweaked exterior styling and a revised powertrain. Inside the Cadenza, there’s still plenty of room for two car seats on the wide backseat. In fact, we were almost able to fit three across the backseat, but the deep back and bottom seat cushion bolsters prevented a good fit.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two, but it nearly held three car seats.
What We Like
- The Cadenza’s two sets of Latch anchors sit under hinged plastic covers. The anchors are set deeply into the space, but access was still easy. The three top tether anchors on the rear shelf are also under hinged plastic covers and were easy to use.
- Both the rear-facing convertible and infant seat installed easily and fit well. We did not need to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate either seat.
- In forward-facing form, we raised the head restraint to get a good fit for the convertible; installation was easy.
What We Don’t Like
- After again raising the head restraint, the booster fit well on the bolstered seats. However, the buckles are flush with the seat bottom cushions, making them difficult for kids to grasp and use independently.