Kia’s all-new Cadenza flagship sedan looks to bridge the gap between mainstream and luxury, offering a long list of luxury features in a non-premium branded product, priced from $35,100 (plus $800 destination).
The full-sized front-driver offers the brand’s trademark European-inspired styling, class-leading interior room as well as a host of standard features including leather seating, heated power front seats, keyless entry, Navigation with SiriusXM traffic, Bluetooth, an 8-inch touch screen, back-up camera and a 550-watt 12 speaker audio system.
Available with two options packages, the Luxury model increases to $38,100 and adds on upgrades like a panoramic sunroof, power retractable sunshade, upgraded Nappa leather with heated rear outboard seats and a 12-way vented driver’s seat with memory settings, HID headlights, an adaptive front lighting system, a power heated steering wheel and a 7-inch LCD instrument cluster.
Tech Package models jump to $41,100 and add on Luxury package items plus 19-inch wheels, advanced cruise control, blind spot detection, lane departure warning.
Sharing its platform and engine with its sister car, the Hyundai Azera, all Cadenza models are powered by a direct injection 3.3-liter V6 engine making 293 hp.
The 2014 Cadenza will go on sale at Kia dealers later this month.