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2015 Kia Cadenza Preview

Pros: The 2015 Kia Cadenza is the Korean manufacturer’s luxury full-size sedan that sits just above the Optima and offers up the right amount of amenities to put it there. With plenty of seating and storage space and a modern look, the Cadenza has plenty on offer at an affordable price. 

Cons: While pricing is good for the luxuries you get in this Kia, it might still seem a lot to some to pay for a Kia. Their name is their biggest flaw at this point. Also, the V6, which carries over from last year’s model, can be quite thirsty. 

2015 Kia Cadenza Price and Fuel Economy: Pricing for the 2015 Kia Cadenza is slightly up from last year’s model, starting at $39,480 for the base model (up just over $100 from last year). For the top-of-the-line Cadenza Premium model pricing starts at $46,880. 

As the engine specs carryover from last year, the fuel economy numbers also remain the same at 12.7L/100km in the city and 8.4L/100km on the highway. 

Improvements and Changes: No major changes were made to the 2015 Kia Cadenza over last year’s model. 

Powertrain: Again, this hasn’t changed since the 2014 model and remains as a 3.3L V6 DOHC powerplant that’s good for 293 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. Power is pushed out the front wheels, and a 6-speed automatic transmission is the only way to control it. 

Cargo Capacity: The 2015 Kia Cadenza offers up decent legroom in the front and back, along with 451 litres of trunk space. Of note: The rear seats cannot be folded down and only a passthru is offered for skies and/or other longer items. 

The 2015 Kia Cadenza features a 70L gas tank.  

Safety: The 2015 Kia Cadenza comes standard with all the necessary safety features including driver and passenger airbags, traction and stability control, as well as an alarm and anti-theft system. There are also electronic safety systems such as blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, smart cruise control (found on Cadenza Premium). 

Comparing the 2015 Kia Cadenza: Chevrolet Impala, Buick Lacrosse, Dodge Charger, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima.