I say, go for the Cadenza. Please read my today's post.
FWIW, I have experienced more than a few days with the temps in the 103-105 range and the A/C has done a great job. I'm surprised to hear your comment. I'm also not getting the cold startup clatter. I just turned over 30,000 miles. How many miles on yours when you got the cold startup clatter?I agree. I have a 2014 Cadenza SXL that I love however the 19" wheels/tires can ride very rough at times.
I'm a previous VW owner so I'm pretty used to a firmer ride but in $44k car it is disappointing.
The only other complaints I have is that on very hot days the A/C seems to struggle to cool the interior.
Additionally, I'm not to thrilled with the loud valve tapping in the engine I hear when I first start the car. This issue is a well documented compliant with all Hyundai/Kia GDi engines.
Otherwise it is a beautiful car with tons of features and the build quality is awesome.
The down side to Kia (Cadenza) is the quality over time?How would people comment about the ride quality over time with additional mileage added.
I felt a great difference between the 15k car and the 30k, I cant blame all the difference on the rim/tire combo.
I drove a 2012 Avalon and LOVED the ride quality on a 33k car. Its a bit older gen looking but my search is driven by the ride quality so....