2017 Kia Cadenza
The creative team at Kia has taken a big step forward with the all-new 2017 Kia Cadenza. Only on the market here since 2014, this surprisingly quick redesign has produced a premium sedan that’s a good deal more sophisticated and elegant than before.
Those changes become crystal clear at the front fascia with a new concave grill and sleek z-gestured headlights. The more polished look glides all the way to the back… where “z-ed” LED taillights enhance the refined exterior.
Still front-wheel drive, a revised 290 horsepower 3.3-liter V6 provides the go. Its silky smooth experience aided by a new 8 speed automatic.
GREG CARLOSS: “Driving on the winding roads of Virginia the first word that comes to my mind is solid. It’s up 35% in terms of torsional rigidity and it definitely shows. I can push this thing probably more than I should and it stays compliant and composed. There’s a lot more grip here than I expected there to be. It’s also really comfortable and really quiet… definitely near the top of its segment in that aspect.”
JOHN DAVIS: In the now more upscale cabin… the design lines are elongated, blending nicely into the door panels. It’s very quiet in here… and comfortable. The Cadenza cradles drivers in the available adjustable extended seat cushion… a feature our tall driver loved.
The 2017 Kia Cadenza left us with a first impression that its rapid redesign was well worth it.
It arrives at dealers later this fall with prices starting under $32,000.
Engine: 3.3 liter V6
Price: Starting under $32,000