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Kia Motors is always finding ways to talk up its new vehicles – that much is clear with the new Kia K5 sports car. With stunt after stunt, Kia has shown off the performance of the K5 with multiple ad sports as a part of its news marketing campaign, and tagline, “Give It Everything”. We all love a good sports car, but there is another vehicle that Kia is starting to boast about. Just like the K5, another vehicle is entering the next generation of its lifetime – the Kia Sorento, returning brand new for 2021. There are so many highlights about the new Sorento, and the powertrain options for the Sorento that Kia detailed are just the beginning. The Sorento also comes with a suite of safety features to back up all that power.
It’s been around for a few years now, and Kia has been slowly adding it into the next model year of every vehicle in the lineup. Known as the Kia Drive Wise Package, consumers get a lot when they opt-in for or get this package standard with their vehicle. The Drive Wise Package adds Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA), Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Lane Change Assist, Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Kia’s Driver Attention Alert (DAA), High Beam Assist, Electronic Parking Brake, and Rain Sensing Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers. It’s a great collection of low-level to high-level technology to improve the safety as well as the performance of a vehicle.
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.
If the auto industry was a game of billiards, and the balls were safety features, Kia Motors would win, because they’ve been racking up awards from various automotive safety organizations for the past few months. In May 2018, eight models from Kia Motors were awarded a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Later in May, two organizations named several Kia vehicles for their safety on their safe car lists, and again in June, there were two more reports of Kia vehicles being named for their safety. Now we’re in July, and to keep the pattern going, we’ve got one more Kia models with some notable safety features for the 2018 model year.
The eight Kia models that got in the good graces of the IIHS were the 2019 Kia Sorento SUV, 2018 Kia Forte sedan, 2018 Kia Optima sedan, and 2018 Soul compact car for a Top Safety Pick+ rating. The other four vehicles, the 2018 Kia Cadenza sedan, 2018 Kia Sedona minivan, 2018 Kia Sorento SUV, and 2018 Kia Sportage crossover all received a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS. It wasn’t the first time either – Kia models have been winning safety awards since 2016.