2014 Kia Cadenza Consumer Reviews

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2014 Kia Cadenza
4.6
Average based on 31 reviews
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Absolutely Fantastic car !!!

by from N.H. on November 26, 2015

Going into my 3rd year driving my Cadenza 20 K miles in the northeast and I love my KIA !!! The car has performed excellent with no issues. My only complaint is that I bought mine new and the values h...
Going into my 3rd year driving my Cadenza 20 K miles in the northeast and I love my KIA !!! The car has performed excellent with no issues. My only complaint is that I bought mine new and the values have dropped a lot. That being said I would totally recommend buying a 2 or 3 year old used one at the current values and i Don't write reviews but this car has been by far the NICEST car I've even been able to afford....
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KIA Nailed This One!

by from Charlotte, NC on January 3, 2015

I've had my Cadenza since June 2013. In fact I bought the first one from the dealership. I must admit I was very aprehensive about buying a KIA since I had not heard very many favorable comments on th...
I've had my Cadenza since June 2013. In fact I bought the first one from the dealership. I must admit I was very aprehensive about buying a KIA since I had not heard very many favorable comments on thier vehicles, however this one definitely bucks that trend. I've put 31,500 miles on my Cadenza and so far have not spent one minute on taking it in for unscheduled repairs!! This car has been as close to perfect as I've ever experienced in a vehicle. Only dislikes are the grill design which doesn't seem to fit the overall luxury of the vehicle and the key fob which becomes seperated from the key rather easily. Considering the excellent reviews and performance of this model I'm disappointed in how quickly my car has depreciated. The Cadenza is a stud but could be overpriced based on rate of depreciation. Make sure to negotiate with this in mind.
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Great Value Car

by from Lakewood Ranch, Florida on June 14, 2014

I have owned quite a few luxury autos in the past including Caddies, Lincolns and Lexus. This past year I wanted to try test driving several cars with no regards to brand but cost to be a factor. I wa...
I have owned quite a few luxury autos in the past including Caddies, Lincolns and Lexus. This past year I wanted to try test driving several cars with no regards to brand but cost to be a factor. I was trading in a 2005 ES330 which was a great car but lacked power. I drove Genesis, Caddy, Avalon and Optima. I didn't even try the Lexus because the Sarasota dealership has an egotistical attitude and the ES350 doesn't have leather seats and it is overpriced. I loved the Optima but the salesman said I should try the Cadenza also. I never heard of the Cadenza before. I took a test drive and was immediately sold. I bought a white Cadenza Limited with all options. I now have driven approx.. 4000 miles. Great exterior and interior. Love the instrumentation features. The car is a joy to drive. Only cons I have are no passenger seat up and down feature and the engine at idle is a little noisy compared to the Lexus, although I only noticed this when I am outside the car while it is running. Inside the car you never notice any noise. Very excellent car for the cost.
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Such a pleasure to drive

by from Surprise, AZ on September 3, 2015

I have always drove large cars. The three cars I drove prior to buying a Kia were Caddy's. I drove and enjoyed the Optima but after having it a year I realized I missed a larger car. I traded it in fo...
I have always drove large cars. The three cars I drove prior to buying a Kia were Caddy's. I drove and enjoyed the Optima but after having it a year I realized I missed a larger car. I traded it in for the Cadenza and I am so happy I did. The difference between the Optima and the Cadenza is like night and day. The ride is smooth and the car handles very well. I have a limited and it has everything any luxurious car is equipped with. I never had a problem with my Optima and I am expecting the same out of the Cadenza. Only one drawback, the passenger seat is not adjustable up and down. I have been told it is a safety feature but your passenger is sitting in a hole. Kia needs to change that. I plan to have this car for many years to come.
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KIA CADENZA

by from RONKONKOMA N.Y. on January 14, 2014

I LOVE MY CADENZA, IT IS PLUSH AND HANDLES BEAUTIFULLY. WELL APPOINTED DASH EASILY ACCESSIBLE CONTROLS. A REAL BOAT. I WAS NOT IMPRESSED WITH THE DEALERSHIP I GOT IT FROM, I WOULD GET ANOTHER KIA, BUT...
I LOVE MY CADENZA, IT IS PLUSH AND HANDLES BEAUTIFULLY. WELL APPOINTED DASH EASILY ACCESSIBLE CONTROLS. A REAL BOAT. I WAS NOT IMPRESSED WITH THE DEALERSHIP I GOT IT FROM, I WOULD GET ANOTHER KIA, BUT NOT FROM THAT DEALER. THE CAR IS REALLY IMPRESSIVE IN MY OPINION.
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One year and 15k

by from Fox Point,Wi on July 13, 2014

It's a great car to lease. I never see any on the road and I enjoy it tremendously. But it has no value in the market so I wouldn't buy it. The depreciation is tremendous once out the door. Also the b...
It's a great car to lease. I never see any on the road and I enjoy it tremendously. But it has no value in the market so I wouldn't buy it. The depreciation is tremendous once out the door. Also the bluetooth has some faults as does the height and no cooled passenger seat. I bought an after market kit I googled to raise the seat height. I told the dealer about it and now many of their customers have evidently bought these kits. There was a recall and all four rims were replaced. The a/c system is not Lexus or toyota in effectiveness. But it's perfectly built and for the most part beautiful to behold and something out of the ordinary to drive down the road. When you start it cold there is engine clatter as oil circulates every time. It drives expensively and the controls are very well thought out. If you are on a hand held call and start the car the bluetooth doesn't connect. You have to hang up and call the person back. Same with bluetooth music stream. It doesn't resume if you turn off the car and restart--say when doing errands- it defaults to the radio. This is annoying and would keep me from kia or Hyundai products in the future. Finally you have to agree on the screen each and every time you start. Lexus has this figured out and it extinguishes automatically after a few seconds.
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BEST CAR I HAVE LEASED

by from on March 5, 2015

THIS CAR HAS GREAT VALUE. A LOT OF BANG FOR THE BUCK. I HAVE A 2014 LIMITED VERSION. NOT A LOT OF DRAWBACKS. CHROME RIMS ARE GREAT LOOKING, BUT VERY HARD TO CLEAN. PASSENGER SEAT DOES SIT LOW. ALSO, A...
THIS CAR HAS GREAT VALUE. A LOT OF BANG FOR THE BUCK. I HAVE A 2014 LIMITED VERSION. NOT A LOT OF DRAWBACKS. CHROME RIMS ARE GREAT LOOKING, BUT VERY HARD TO CLEAN. PASSENGER SEAT DOES SIT LOW. ALSO, AWD WOULD BE A NICE OPTION. OUTSIDE OF THAT , THIS CAR HITS A HOMERUN! THIS CARS FEATURES ARE VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD AND REALATIVELY EASY TO USE. SAFETY FEATURES SUCH AS ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL AND LANE DEPARTURE ARE VERY HANDY. IF YOU CAN GET OVER THE KIA NAME, THIS CAR CAN GO UP AGAINST SOME CADDY'S.
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2014 Kia Cadenza White

by from Chicago, Il on November 16, 2014

This car has everything. Power, stylish and looks very sporty. She is quick and the free maintenace package is even a better deal. This car surprises me everyday.
This car has everything. Power, stylish and looks very sporty. She is quick and the free maintenace package is even a better deal. This car surprises me everyday.
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First time KIA owner

by from Indianapolis, IN on January 20, 2016

I really like the car overall. Handles well not that i replaced the cheap factory Hankook tires! MPG is states high I think. I only get 25-26 on hwy. Nice pickup and overall driving though! Seats are ...
I really like the car overall. Handles well not that i replaced the cheap factory Hankook tires! MPG is states high I think. I only get 25-26 on hwy. Nice pickup and overall driving though! Seats are comfortable, minus the fact that the passenger seat does not raise! Unless you're tall its a problem. My wife sits on a seat cushion to raise her up, but then the airbag states it is off! ?? Design flaw for sure! Overall a nice car for the money.
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this is by far the nicest car that we've ever owne

by from California on October 31, 2015

the only thing negative that I have to say is that the car doesn't have enough convenience outlets for charging stations in the rear of the car for the passengers. It doesen't have any,
the only thing negative that I have to say is that the car doesn't have enough convenience outlets for charging stations in the rear of the car for the passengers. It doesen't have any,
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