2016 Kia Cadenza

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$32,990

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2016 Kia Cadenza
2016 Kia Cadenza

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Quiet interior
  • Interior quality
  • Roomy, comfortable backseat
  • Premium features standard

The bad:

  • No folding rear seat
  • Choppy, firm ride with 19-inch wheels and tires
  • Light steering effort in corners

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Kia Cadenza trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New base model lowers starting price
  • Five-seat full-size sedan
  • 293-hp, V-6 engine standard
  • 8-inch touch-screen navigation system standard
  • Heated steering wheel available

2016 Kia Cadenza review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Cadenza is Kia’s upscale entrant in the full-size sedan segment and a corporate cousin to the Hyundai Azera. It has front-wheel drive and V-6 power, and it offers a host of available technology and convenience features. The Cadenza competes with the Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus and Toyota Avalon.
New for 2016
A new base trim level slots below the Premium and Limited models. The Premium model gains a standard panoramic sunroof, and the available Luxury Package adds blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.
Significant Standard Features

  • 293-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Leather upholstery and heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Navigation system with 8-inch touch-screen
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • Panoramic sunroof with powered shade
  • Heated rear seats, ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Surround-view monitor

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Reliable

Great however; not a Benz, BMW or a Lincoln. I plan to keep it and never sale. It has been low maintenance and dependable. It has all the bells and whistles. Great Job on this one KIa

4.1

Nice car

First Kia I have owned. Bought it used (it's a 2016). Very comfortable car, great interior fit and finished. Great sound system. Surprised how smooth it runs on regular gas. Handling is not great but adequate for a large car. Exterior styling is nothing special. Very happy so far.

5.0

Best car I have owned.

I would recommend this vehicle to anyone. It is by far the best car I have owned. I have gotten 30mpg on the hwy, and average 22mpg in daily driving. It is extremely quiet and comfortable.

See all 17 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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