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Compared to the rest of the lineup, the 2018 Kia Cadenza is the definition of “flying under the radar”. The Kia Cadenza is often left in the shadows due to the Optima’s boost in sales and the latest breakout star, the Kia Stinger. However, once consumers sit inside, they will be pleasantly surprised. Ranked by Car and Driver as the second best full-size sedan and also the best car interior available under $40,000 (plus destination fee), lets see why consumers should consider the Kia Cadenza for the 2018 model year.
The 2018 Kia Cadenza is a perfect example as to why the Kia brand continues to redefine the meaning of “near luxury”. Offered in three different trim levels, Premium, Technology, and Limited, the biggest surprise to most consumers is how spacious the interior cabin is. After taking a seat inside, the cabin’s “visual flare” is immediately evident. The interior of the Cadenza is outfitted with quality standard materials like a power driver’s seat, power front-passenger seat, and heated front seats. For consumers who want additional luxury, some optional interior features include power-adjustable pedals, heated steering wheel, memory driver’s seat, heated rear seats, cooled front seats, and a head-up display.
As previously mentioned before, the interior cabin of the 2018 Kia Cadenza is incredibly spacious. The long roofline delivers plenty of rear-seat head room for those taller passengers. The legroom is spacious and “limo-like”, and for additional small-item storage, the center console and door pockets offer added cargo space. Included on the Technology and Limited trims, the driver seat has a power leg bolster that slides out for better support to taller drivers. The wide doors, tall door openings, narrow side sills and unobtrusive seat bolster make it easy to get in and out of the front seats.
The interior cabin of the Kia Cadenza also offers an exceptional infotainment system. A 7-inch screen display powered by UVO features AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM audio system and Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capabilities, all standard features. In addition, steering-wheel with manual tilt and telescoping and motor driven power steering (MDPS) also come standard. The Technology and Limited trim levels include an 8.0-inch display with the above features, an electronic parking brake (EPB) with auto hold, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with homelink and compass, a power rear window sunshade, and rear side window sunshades.
According to IIHS, the Kia Cadenza is a Top Safety Pick for 2018. All three trim levels share numerous safety features like dual front advanced airbags, dual front and rear seat-mounted side airbags, driver’s knee airbag, anti-lock braking system (ABS), vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, traction control system, electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), and high-line tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Another safety feature that may attract parents is how easy the Cadenza’s child-seat LATCH anchors are to use. Once the car seat in installed, there is still sufficient room for either the drive or front-seat passenger to sit comfortably.
In the end, the 2018 Kia Cadenza is not only captivating, but surprisingly efficient. Consumers are given to opportunity to enjoy luxury without breaking the bank. Interested in test-driving a 2018 Kia Cadenza? Stop by the Miami Lakes Automall located in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website to check out the rest of our new car inventory selection.
Kia Motors is doing wonders in the auto market lately, and not just in technology, like their newly debuted diesel mild-hybrid powertrain. Kia Motors was also recognized recently by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated eight Kia Motors models and received either a Top Safety Pick or a Top Safety Pick +. Now, Kia Motors has been ranked as one of 2018’s “Most Trusted Automotive Brands” by another reliable name in the industry, and their Cadenza mid-size car was named by U.S. News & World Report.
AMCI and the Annual Trusted Automotive Brands Study
AMCI Global is one of several organizations out there that closely follow, analyze, and predict the future state of the automotive industry. As their website motto states, “From opinion-shifting customer experiences to industry-leading education, testing and evaluation, our goal is simple: Transform the way people interact with automotive brands.” With thousands of AMCI testing certified claims, 15 million in-vehicle experiences, and over one million automotive educated associates worldwide, they have quite the ability to predict consumer behavior in a way that can be tied directly to sales, loyalty, and advocacy with near-perfect accuracy.
Recently, AMCI Global wrapped up their annual Trusted Automotive Brands Study. Currently only in its second year, the Trusted Automotive Brands Study has illustrated that more than 50-percent of consumers will recommend or repurchase a vehicle from an automotive brand they trust. For 2018, a national representative sample of 2,500 automotive owners across 34 brands participated in the study. In the end, it all came down to Kia Motors being named as one of the three most trusted non-luxury brands in the market today for the second consecutive year.
The Kia Cadenza is known for being a stylish and spacious sedan as well as one leaning very close to a luxury premium sedan. Some would even call it the second luxury vehicle in the Kia Motors sedan lineup, next to the K900. A great family car isn’t the first thing to come to mind, but as luck would have it, that’s exactly what some institutions think. Recently, the 2018 Kia Cadenza was recognized by U.S. News & World Report for winning the “Best Large Car for Families” award. That makes this year the second consecutive year for the Kia Cadenza to take home the honor.
Again, one wouldn’t immediately guess the Kia Cadenza is a family car. Right off the bat, leather upholstery is a lineup standard, in addition to heated front seats, a Smart Key with push-button start, smart shift and drive with three driving modes, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-defrost system, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. What kind of driver wants to risk that smooth leather seating with food stains, puke, and drool? The exterior is also pretty upscale with heated exterior mirrors, solar control glass to keep the cabin from heating up, a sound-absorbing windshield and front door windows, LED rear combination lamps, automatic headlamps, a smart trunk, and integrated dual exhaust in chrome for a little style.
Alas, the large premium sedan is said to be a “family car,” and not just by Kia Motors.
“Plenty of large cars can handle family duty, but none do it as well as the Kia Cadenza. The Cadenza’s cabin has the space for car seats, but the kind of finishes that impress adults … It also offers available features, like a surround view camera, rear sunshades, a hands-free trunk and heated rear seats that you typically find on SUVs or luxury cars.” – Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor, U.S. News & World Report.