2019 Kia CadenzaChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- V-6 power
- Eight-speed automatic transmission
- Loads of backseat room
- Quality fit and finish
- Hushed interior
- Tight headroom in middle rear seat
- No rear climate controls
- Backseat doesn't fold for cargo
- Sport mode adds little sportiness
- Much safety tech not offered on base model
Blind spot warning now standard
Five-seat full-size sedan
290-hp V-6 engine standard
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
Automatic emergency braking available
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What Is the 2019 Kia Cadenza?
The 2019 Kia Cadenza is a full-size sedan that seats up to five people. It comes standard with a 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 engine that pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. All versions have front-wheel drive, and competitors include the Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon.
What’s New on the 2019 Kia Cadenza?
Blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors are now standard. Power-folding side mirrors with puddle lamps are also standard.
What Features in the 2019 Kia Cadenza Are Most Important?
Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a 7-inch touchscreen stereo, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Upscale available features include a power-adjustable steering column, rear and side window sunshades, Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, navigation, a Harman Kardon premium stereo, wireless device charging and a head-up display.
Available active safety features include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist and a 360-degree camera system.
Should I Buy the 2019 Kia Cadenza?
A roomy, quiet and high-quality interior are Cadenza highlights, and the full-size sedan’s standard V-6 engine is a strong performer. However, at the price of the base trim level, more active safety features should be standard.
Looks like the big BMW only at a much lower price.
I love it! Like I said looks like the big BMW at a more reasonable price. It extremely spacious in side with plenty of leg room. Rides like being on a cloud. Read full review
Nice sleek car
First time KIA owner. Meets all of my needs. Very comfortable, dependable and well made. Has all of the conveniences of a luxury car at a lower competitive price. 8-speed automatic does quite well ... Read full review
The 2019 Kia Cadenza currently has 0 recalls
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