An Engaging Driving Experience from Kia – the 2014 Cadenza

March 05, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Kia Motors America unveiled the all-new 2014 Cadenza premium sedan during the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). This new model is packed with technologically-advanced features and will enter into the premium-sedan segment once it debuts.  The Cadenza will help move the automaker up-market and is expected to arrive in Kia retail showrooms in the second quarter of this year. Pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.

The Cadenza’s exterior and interior design is impressive, with a solid feel of European distinction. Meanwhile, the Cadenza’s powertrain is just as exciting. It is powered by Kia’s most powerful V6 engine, which will most certainly give owners an invigorating driving experience.  Inside, unparalleled premium appointments for five occupants strike the ideal balance between sport and luxury.  The Cadenza rides on standard 245/45R-18 tires while 245/40R-19 tires are included with the Technology Package. The smooth-revving 3.3-liter uses a gasoline direct injection (GDI) technology that improves performance while maintaining fuel efficiency.  The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that includes a Sportmatic manual shift mode and paddle shifters.  The Cadenza’s GDI produces 293 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 255 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,200 rpm.  The advanced all-aluminum engine features dual continuously variable valve timing for improved fuel economy and performance, a maintenance-free timing chain, a three-step variable induction system for enhanced torque. Even better, this model is designed to run on regular unleaded gasoline.


To match the engine’s ability, the Cadenza will feature a special sport-tuned fully independent suspension with a McPherson strut setup in front and a multilink rear design.  Sixty percent of the body structure is strengthened through the utilization of High Tensile Steel (HTS), which helps improve torsional rigidity.  HTS is produced through a 1,650 degree hot-stamping process, designed to toughen steel.  To keep the cabin quiet the Cadenza will carry a long list of noise reducing technologies, including a hydraulic transmission mount, optimally tuned damper on the rear cross member and specially designed wheels.

This 2014 Kia model will come as one very well appointed trim level, with two available packages. Standard features include a high resolution 8-inch touch screen, a standard back-up camera and warning system, as well as a premium 550-watt Infinity 12-speaker audio system including rear surround speakers and subwoofer.  If you want to take things up to the next level go for the Premium Package. You will get a full-length panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade, HID headlamps with adaptive front lighting system, 7-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster, premium Nappa leather seats, a memory enabled 12-way ventilated driver’s seat with seat cushion extension for unsurpassed comfort, and much more.  The other available add on is called the Technology Package. Opt for this and you will get electric parking brake and Advanced Smart Cruise Control, water repellant hydrophobic windshield, a radar-based Blind Spot Detection system and a Lane Departure Warning System that provides audible and visual alerts to the driver should they inadvertently veer into another lane without using the turn signal. When the Cadenza arrives in showrooms, such as Team Kia in NH, it is sure to be Kia’s nicest car yet, taking the automaker to a whole new level.

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