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Hi Everyone. I am strongly considering the Cadenza for my next vehicle. I have driven Audis, BMW, Jaguar, among others and these brands are way overpriced when you add options that the Cadenza comes with standard.

I have a couple questions. When was the Cadenza first introduced what model year? I am almost positive it was 2014 in the US but earlier in Korea? Am I correct?

With that being said I read somewhere the next generation Cadenza is due for a full redesign for MY2016 is that even possible if the MY2014 is a new launch?

I just dont want to get a car that will be outdated in less then 2 years with being replaces by new design.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi Everyone. I am strongly considering the Cadenza for my next vehicle. I have driven Audis, BMW, Jaguar, among others and these brands are way overpriced when you add options that the Cadenza comes with standard.

I have a couple questions. When was the Cadenza first introduced what model year? I am almost positive it was 2014 in the US but earlier in Korea? Am I correct?

With that being said I read somewhere the next generation Cadenza is due for a full redesign for MY2016 is that even possible if the MY2014 is a new launch?

I just dont want to get a car that will be outdated in less then 2 years with being replaces by new design.

Thanks in advance.
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Yes, it was released in the US in 2013 for the 2014 model year. I believe it was released in 2009 in Korea.

Just lease it, you won't be outdated if you trade up :p. Yes, there will be a redesign in about 2-3 years. In 2013, there was the refresh for the 2009 gen, so that is the current news.
 

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Yes, it was released in the US in 2013 for the 2014 model year. I believe it was released in 2009 in Korea.

Just lease it, you won't be outdated if you trade up :p. Yes, there will be a redesign in about 2-3 years. In 2013, there was the refresh for the 2009 gen, so that is the current news.

I plan on leasing but if I do 36 months that could put me with 24 months left when the new ones one comes out if it comes out in 2015 as a MY2016 which is what I am reading.
 

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Hi Everyone. I am strongly considering the Cadenza for my next vehicle. I have driven Audis, BMW, Jaguar, among others and these brands are way overpriced when you add options that the Cadenza comes with standard.

I have a couple questions. When was the Cadenza first introduced what model year? I am almost positive it was 2014 in the US but earlier in Korea? Am I correct?

With that being said I read somewhere the next generation Cadenza is due for a full redesign for MY2016 is that even possible if the MY2014 is a new launch?

I just dont want to get a car that will be outdated in less then 2 years with being replaces by new design.

Thanks in advance.
The vehicle has recently been redesigned and updated with better equipment. So if you're buying it now is the time to buy. The majority of the problems original owners like myself had with the car they fixed when they did the mid year update. At this point you could get a good deal on a 14, but I'm sure the 15's are coming out soon if you want to wait.

Everything the car has is on point, except the Bluetooth system. Unlike the others on the market your phone isn't always synced to the car. Once you turn it off and turn it back on you have to wait for 15-30 seconds for the Bluetooth system to resync. If you're streaming anything you'll have to hit the media button to turn it back to your device.

Outside of that one major issue for me, nothing with the car is something to be upset about, it looks good, drives good, just doesn't get the best MPG. For the money the only competition is a Taurus, Impala, and Maxima. The adaptive cruise control system comes to a complete stop and will accelerate the car from a stop with a flick of the finger. This is a major advantage over the other systems on the market.
 

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If you're not buying the vehicle fully loaded, then there are plenty of other cars on the market you can spend $30,000 on and get more, and better options. If you just like the way it looks then it's still an okay buy.
 

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If you're not buying the vehicle fully loaded, then there are plenty of other cars on the market you can spend $30,000 on and get more, and better options. If you just like the way it looks then it's still an okay buy.

I am not only looking to spend 30,000 I am looking to lease in the mid 3 to mid 400s a month with zero out of pocket. I havent even driven the cadenza yet but have read nothing but good reviews and the price seems like a lot of value. Maybe I am wrong?
 

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I am not only looking to spend 30,000 I am looking to lease in the mid 3 to mid 400s a month with zero out of pocket. I havent even driven the cadenza yet but have read nothing but good reviews and the price seems like a lot of value. Maybe I am wrong?
It's value is by the amount of options handed to you for the price. If you're leasing the base model with out the electronic parking brake blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise etc. Then you're getting a full sized sedan with power windows, navigation, back up camera, and heated/ventilated seats.

Plenty of cars that will get you in that package group for less money. Can get a fully loaded Accord Touring with all of that to include collision assist, adaptive cruise, blind spot CAMERA, back up camera with the trajectory lines and not just a template over the picture, heated/cooled seats pandora app etc... for $32,000 sticker, probably a good candidate for your lease requirements. Taurus, Impala, Maxima, etc.. all viable options.
 

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Again, if you like the way it looks. The base model is not a bad option, just not the greatest value especially for a lease in which the warranty window doesn't even apply.
 

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It's value is by the amount of options handed to you for the price. If you're leasing the base model with out the electronic parking brake blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise etc. Then you're getting a full sized sedan with power windows, navigation, back up camera, and heated/ventilated seats.

Plenty of cars that will get you in that package group for less money. Can get a fully loaded Accord Touring with all of that to include collision assist, adaptive cruise, blind spot CAMERA, back up camera with the trajectory lines and not just a template over the picture, heated/cooled seats pandora app etc... for $32,000 sticker, probably a good candidate for your lease requirements. Taurus, Impala, Maxima, etc.. all viable options.

The Cadezna I was looking at and was quoted on was the Premium with Luxury Package 377 a month ZERO out of pocket 15kmiles a year
 

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As you read these posts, please keep in mind that the majority of us here love the car. There are those, such as Unclassified, that are not happy with their purchase. Their opinions are also valid, of course. By all means test drive any and all cars which you are considering. I have the Premium w/ Luxury package and am happy with it. Didn't want adaptive cruise and lane change assist and 19" wheels anyway.

You might also take a look at the Hyundai Azera which is the sister car to the Cadenza. Their message board can be found here:
http://www.hyundai-forums.com/266-hg-2012-azera/
 

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The Cadezna I was looking at and was quoted on was the Premium with Luxury Package 377 a month ZERO out of pocket 15kmiles a year
Luxury Package $3,000
In the Cadenza, supreme comfort reigns. The Luxury Package includes exceptional features like:
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights w/ Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS)
Supervision Meter Cluster w/ Color LCD Display
Heated Steering Wheel
Panoramic Sunroof w/ Power Retractable Sunshade
Ventilated Driver and Front Passenger Seats

This is what you get in the luxury package. $377 is a good price if you like the car. The things you're not getting.


Adaptive cruise
Lane departure Warning
Electronic Parking break with auto hold
Blind spot detection


Which to me make the value of the vehicle, the rest of the stuff is standard in nearly every car $28,000 + minus the nappa leather. How many people really pay more for nicer leather these days in a $30,000 car?

By no means are you going to regret your purchase. Just make sure you look at all the vehicles on the market before you commit to this vehicle for 3 years.
 

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As you read these posts, please keep in mind that the majority of us here love the car. There are those, such as Unclassified, that are not happy with their purchase. Their opinions are also valid, of course. By all means test drive any and all cars which you are considering. I have the Premium w/ Luxury package and am happy with it. Didn't want adaptive cruise and lane change assist and 19" wheels anyway.

You might also take a look at the Hyundai Azera which is the sister car to the Cadenza. Their message board can be found here:
HG (2012-) Azera - Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum
This is an unfair opinion. I'm just a realist that is willing to accept the short comings of a vehicle I just bought, rather than pretend it's the best thing on the road because I thought so when I bought it.


I love the Cadenza, I don't like the service department, I don't like some of the technology. As I said earlier I'm one of the original owners of the first Cadenza released, they have since made updates and changes to the cadenza mid model year that have vastly improved the systems operation. Unfortunately I'm not a candidate to enjoy those! :(
 

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This is an unfair opinion. I'm just a realist that is willing to accept the short comings of a vehicle I just bought, rather than pretend it's the best thing on the road because I thought so when I bought it.


I love the Cadenza, I don't like the service department, I don't like some of the technology. As I said earlier I'm one of the original owners of the first Cadenza released, they have since made updates and changes to the cadenza mid model year that have vastly improved the systems operation. Unfortunately I'm not a candidate to enjoy those! :(
I don't see what you are talking about on this. IF I can find a vehicle with cooled seats, it's usually only an option at about $36k-$38k+ and that's still without some of the goodies on our cars, like a panoramic sunroof (the Taurus only has a small moonroof even). It sounds like you have a form of buyers remorse almost. The bang for the buck in our cars I can't find anywhere else. I have the Premium with Lux and didn't go for the limited because I really didn't want any of the other features. Traffic in my area is retarded so adaptive cruise I wouldn't be able to trust and that is the only other option I may have wanted. The others to me are just annoyances or things I wouldn't use (e-park). Take into account what we have with Limited + Lux

Infinity Audio (not super bassy but a good reproduction of music, standard)
Touchscreen nav (standard)
Bluetooth if you're into that
Driver seat cushion extension
Auto rain sensing wipers (standard)
Rear power sunshade
Backup cam (standard)
Panoramic sunroof (huge selling point for me personally)
Adaptive HIDs (as in actuating lights, move left, right, up, down)
All seats are heated (only driver + pass stardard)
Driver + pass cooled seats (produced after October '13, only driver prior)
Auto dim homelink mirror (standard)
Napa leather seats
Dual climate control (Standard)

There may be more but that's what comes to mind just right now. Point is there is a LOT of bang for your buck here. It's a great car. Not saying blindly get it, test the others. I just don't think they really compare personally. The car with this build is only about $36k.
 

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I don't see what you are talking about on this. IF I can find a vehicle with cooled seats, it's usually only an option at about $36k-$38k+ and that's still without some of the goodies on our cars, like a panoramic sunroof (the Taurus only has a small moonroof even). It sounds like you have a form of buyers remorse almost. The bang for the buck in our cars I can't find anywhere else. I have the Premium with Lux and didn't go for the limited because I really didn't want any of the other features. Traffic in my area is retarded so adaptive cruise I wouldn't be able to trust and that is the only other option I may have wanted. The others to me are just annoyances or things I wouldn't use (e-park). Take into account what we have with Limited + Lux

Infinity Audio (not super bassy but a good reproduction of music, standard)
Touchscreen nav (standard)
Bluetooth if you're into that
Driver seat cushion extension
Auto rain sensing wipers (standard)
Rear power sunshade
Backup cam (standard)
Panoramic sunroof (huge selling point for me personally)
Adaptive HIDs (as in actuating lights, move left, right, up, down)
All seats are heated (only driver + pass stardard)
Driver + pass cooled seats (produced after October '13, only driver prior)
Auto dim homelink mirror (standard)
Napa leather seats
Dual climate control (Standard)

There may be more but that's what comes to mind just right now. Point is there is a LOT of bang for your buck here. It's a great car. Not saying blindly get it, test the others. I just don't think they really compare personally. The car with this build is only about $36k.
No buyers remorse, there are only three things you mentioned worth mentioning.. Sunroof, articulating head lights, Napa leather.

Everything else you can get on nearly any car $28,000 + Since you don't trust technology it's not worth arguing the value of the technology.
 

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This is an unfair opinion. I'm just a realist that is willing to accept the short comings of a vehicle I just bought, rather than pretend it's the best thing on the road because I thought so when I bought it.


I love the Cadenza, I don't like the service department, I don't like some of the technology. As I said earlier I'm one of the original owners of the first Cadenza released, they have since made updates and changes to the cadenza mid model year that have vastly improved the systems operation. Unfortunately I'm not a candidate to enjoy those! :(
No buyers remorse, there are only three things you mentioned worth mentioning.. Sunroof, articulating head lights, Napa leather.

Everything else you can get on nearly any car $28,000 + Since you don't trust technology it's not worth arguing the value of the technology.
It's not that I don't trust tech, I'm a computer tech, I love it, it's just an annoyance for the most part with lane departure and telling me if there is a car next to me. As an aware driver I know these things and they are a nuisance to me. The auto cruise would be nice if idiots here knew how to drive. For normal highway driving it would probably be great except that I drive conservatively and usually have people pass me (I stay in the slow lane unless I want to pass/speed up). I can't find any car in that price with cooled seats and that was my #1 selling point right next to panoramic sun roof. The rest was gravy for me, each additional little thing was just more and more awesome. Mind you I also require a nice sound system (which the Infinity qualifies). Everything in this car + an awesome lease deal is what sold me on it. Quality is top notch.
 

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It's not that I don't trust tech, I'm a computer tech, I love it, it's just an annoyance for the most part with lane departure and telling me if there is a car next to me. As an aware driver I know these things and they are a nuisance to me. The auto cruise would be nice if idiots here knew how to drive. For normal highway driving it would probably be great except that I drive conservatively and usually have people pass me (I stay in the slow lane unless I want to pass/speed up). I can't find any car in that price with cooled seats and that was my #1 selling point right next to panoramic sun roof. The rest was gravy for me, each additional little thing was just more and more awesome. Mind you I also require a nice sound system (which the Infinity qualifies). Everything in this car + an awesome lease deal is what sold me on it. Quality is top notch.
I agree with all of this. Except I love the tech, and think that's what made the car worth the money. I'm just very disappointed with where the tech fell short on my expectations.
 
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