2017 Kia CadenzaPremium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan

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Kia has quietly upped its interior game since Peter Schreyer joined the company in 2006. Cadenza continues this trend with impressive materials and an intuitive infotainment system.
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Your passengers will be pleased with the Cadenza's spacious backseat; it's as roomy as the rear seats in some long-wheelbase full-size sedans.
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Redesigned for 2017, Kia Cadenza is more refined than the first-generation model and presents a more polished appearance.Though the larger K900 has taken over as Kia's flagship sedan, the 2017 Cadenza looks like it has moved into a higher class than before and it feels more like a luxury car than previously.

Each gets the same powertrain.Largely a carryover, Kia's 3.3-liter V6 engine develops 290 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque, driving the front wheels through a new 8-speed automatic transmission.(First-generation Cadenzas had a 6-speed.) Moving to an 8-speed helps with both drivability and fuel usage.

Developers of the current Cadenza specified substantial use of high-strength steel, as well as adhesive materials.As a result, the 2017 body is lighter as well as stiffer.These modifications also paved the way for suspension improvements, adding to the new level of refinement.

On the outside, the 2017 Cadenza looks considerably more elegant than the original.In addition to abundant leg space in the back seat of the luxury-level cabin, occupants can expect a blissfully quiet journey.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash-tested the latest Cadenza.Safety starts with nine airbags, including knee airbag for the driver.A rearview camera is standard on all three versions.

Technology and SXL trim levels come with several standard active-safety features: lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.None of those items can be installed on the Premium version, but an available option group includes lane-change assist and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

Also standard on the two upper trim levels are automatic high-beam headlights and a surround-view camera system.The SXL edition adds a head-up display, which has an unfortunate tendency to disappear if the driver is wearing polarized sunglasses.All Cadenzas contain a version of Kia's UVO infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.A panoramic sunroof is standard on Technology and SXL models, and optional for Premium trim.Upper trim levels have no options at all.


The 2017 Kia Cadenza is available in Premium, Technology, SXL trim levels.Cadenza Premium comes with leather seat trim, heated front seats, heated power mirrors, foglamps, power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen, 8-speaker audio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, rearview camera, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Cadenza Technology adds a batch of safety technology, led by automatic high-beam LED headlights, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection with cross-traffic alert, lane-departure and forward collision warnings, and adaptive cruise control.Also standard are ventilated front seats, a sunroof, paddle shifters, 19-inch wheels, LED foglamps, power tilt/telescopic steering column, navigation, heated steering wheel, and Harman Kardon 12-speaker 630-watt audio.

Cadenza SXL adds a head-up display, hands-free trunk opener, power rear sunshade, rear side window shades, Nappa quilted leather, Dark Satin 19-inch wheels, and heated outboard rear seats.


Dimensionally, the 2017 Cadenza is virtually identical to its predecessor, though a longer roofline boosts rear headroom for taller riders.Wheelbase has grown a bit, increasing leg space.

Even though this second-generation design is evolutionary, the 2017 Cadenza does display a slightly more organic appearance than before.Influence of European sedan styling is clearly evident.Fewer sheetmetal creases are visible, and brightwork has increased.In contrast to the original Cadenza's simple grille, its replacement looks more ornate.

All models have Z-shaped LED running lights.Full LED headlights and foglamps are included with Technology and SLX trim levels, which also get a mildly different front fascia.


At a glance, the cabin looks like a modest evolution of the first-generation, but plenty of differences may be discerned.Especially noticeable is the greater emphasis on upgraded materials and seemingly hand-crafted details.

Though still conservative overall, the car has moved subtly upscale, achieving a softer and warmer tone.Door panels and the dashboard display actual stitching.Soft leather is found in more places.Even Premium-trim occupants get leather seats.SXL models get softer-yet Nappa leather with quilted bolsters and diamond-theme stitching.

Dashboard buttons are logically positioned.A touchscreen sits high, between climate-control vents.One feature deserves special applause: a traditional-type gearshift lever, rather than one of the gadgety controllers that have become common.

Passenger accommodations also have moved well ahead.A lower driver's seat, for instance, yields greater head clearance.A new cushion can be extended to please taller drivers.Immense back-seat space, coupled with a hushed cabin, have turned the Cadenza into a veritable benchmark for full-size sedans.Cadenzas promise excellent space for five occupants, and real stretch-out room for four.

Trunk volume is substantial at 16 cubic feet.

Driving Impression

Visually, the 2017 Cadenza might suggest a European sports sedan, but sportiness isn't its forte.A Cadenza isn't as composed on the road as some of its rivals, lacking the crisp responses that several other large sedans can provide.

Instead, Kia has focused strongly on comfort and, especially, refinement.Occupants can expect a gentle ride in a nearly-silent motoring environment, attributes that are helped by the sedan's stiffer structure and a softening of its suspension.The Cadenza can anticipate a relaxed session behind the wheel.

Performance isn't quite a strong suit, largely because the 3.3-liter V6 fails to provide a bounty of torque at lower engine speeds.To elicit satisfying response, the gas pedal needs to be pushed a bit harder than usual.On the plus side, the new 8-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and downshifts promptly when needed.

Four drive modes are selectable: Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart.Each provides slightly different road behavior, but Comfort typically seems to yield the best result.Steering is on the heavy side normally; but if you choose Sport mode, it becomes heavier yet, inappropriate for a large sedan.Suspension's settings are unaffected by mode choice, but definitely oriented toward comfort.Still, body control bests that of some rival sedans, and brakes are strong.

At highway speeds, wind noise is practically absent and road rumble minimal.Though helped by the 8-speed automatic, fuel economy trails most prominent rivals, EPA-rated at 20/28 mpg City/Highway, or 23 mpg Combined.


The new 2017 Kia Cadenza scores highly for front- and rear-seat roominess, overall fit and finish, and the capacity to seat five occupants in exemplary comfort.Shoppers who aren't tied to a specific brand can get a serious luxury-sedan feel, as well as abundant features, in a Cadenza.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection.James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

ABS Brakes
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningAutomatic
Front air conditioning zonesDual
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Knee airbagsDriver
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeWindow grid
Digital Audio InputYes
Memory Card SlotUVO3
Premium Brand SpeakersHarman/kardon
RadioSiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite
Radio Data SystemYes
Satellite RadioSiriusXM
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Surround AudioYes
Total Number of Speakers12
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Fabric TypeLeather
Fabric Type 2Plastic
Fabric Type 3Leather
Fabric Type 4Leatherette
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Center console trimSimulated wood
Dash trimSimulated wood
Door trimSimulated wood
Heated steering wheelHeated steering wheel
Reading lightsFront and rear
Shift knob trimLeather/simulated wood
Steering wheel trimLeather
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet2
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate
Overhead consoleMini with storage
Power steeringSpeed-proportional electric power steering
Remote trunk releaseProximity
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Transmission controls on steering wheelGear shift controls
Universal remote transmitterUniversal remote transmitter
Front Head Room977 mm
Front Hip Room1,436 mm
Front Leg Room1,155 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,482 mm
Front track1,602 mm
Overall height1,470 mm
Overall Length4,970 mm
Overall Width1,870 mm
Rear Head Room955 mm
Rear Hip Room1,431 mm
Rear Leg Room945 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,435 mm
Rear track1,610 mm
Wheelbase2,855 mm
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeTrunk
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Adjustable lumbar supportPower 4-way
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height AdjustablePower
Manual Adjustments10
Power Adjustments10
Axle ratio3.32
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Compression Ratio11.50 : 1
Displacement204 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationV
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power290 hp
Keyless IgnitionDoors and push button start
Max RPM6,400 RPM
Max Torque RPM5,200 RPM
Size3.3 L
Torque343 Nm
Total Valves24
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsULEV II
Exterior Features
Tailpipe finisherChrome
Fuel Consumption
City11.5 L/100 km
Combined10.2L/100 km
Highway8.5 L/100 km
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size3.3 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersV-6
Trans Speeds - VA8
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
Blind Spot SensorWarning
External tempExternal temperature display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear CollisionRear Cross Traffic Alert warning
Rear View CameraYes
Trip computerTrip computer
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Front Fog lightsFront fog/driving lights
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Self-leveling headlightsSelf-leveling
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Memorized Settings
includes door mirror(s)Yes
includes steering wheelYes
Number of drivers2
seat memoryDriver
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote w/tilt down
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Inside rearview mirrorElectrochromatic
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote w/tilt down
Power retractable mirrorsPower retractable mirrors
Reverse tilt mirrorsDual mirrors
Signal mirrorsTurn signal in mirrors
Vanity mirrorsDual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height adjustablePower
Lumbar supportManual
Manual Adjustments8
Power adjustments8
Rear Seats
Center armrestWith pass-thru
Climate controlledHeated
Extended sunroofExtended sunroof
One-Touch Power SunroofOne-touch power sunroof
SunroofExpress open/close glass
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Climate controlledDriver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback
CooledDriver and passenger
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlYes
Traction controlABS and driveline
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Navigation systemWith voice activation
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Speed RatingV
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire specific
Width245 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Automatic typeAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speeds8
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size8.0"
Video Monitor LocationFront
basic distance100,000 km
basic months60 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distanceUnlimited km
roadside months60 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place452 L
Curb weight1,648 kg
EPA interior volume3,053 L
Fuel Capacity70 L
Gross vehicle weight2,140 kg
Ground clearance140 mm
Max cargo capacity452 L
Turning radius6 m
Rim TypeMachined w/painted accents aluminum
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
Front wipers - rain sensingRain sensing
Heated Windshield Washer JetsWiper park
One-touch windows2
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear window sunshadePower
Side window sunshadeManual
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Turn signal indicator mirrors
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Auto tilt-away steering wheel
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Automatic temperature control
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Front beverage holders
Front dual zone A/C
Heated steering wheel
Illuminated entry
Memory seat
Navigation system
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power moonroof
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Steering wheel memory
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Blind spot sensor
Delay-off headlights
Exterior parking camera rear
Front fog lights
Front reading lights
Fully automatic headlights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rain sensing wipers
Rear reading lights
Rear window blind
Rear window defroster
Sun blinds
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
Mode select transmission
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Knee airbag
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Perimeter/approach lights
Rear side impact airbag
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Front centre armrest
Heated front seats
Heated rear seats
Leather steering wheel
Leather upholstery
Manual passenger lumbar support
Power 4-way driver lumbar support
Power driver seat
Power passenger seat
Rear seat centre armrest
Ventilated front seats
Alloy wheels
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Speed-sensing steering

Cash Incentives

Kia CA Graduate Rebate
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Graduate Rebate
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Graduate Rebate
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Graduate Rebate
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Military Appreciation
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Military Appreciation
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Military Appreciation
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Military Appreciation
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Pull Ahead Bonus Cash
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Pull Ahead Bonus Cash
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Pull Ahead Bonus Cash
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Pull Ahead Bonus Cash
$500 Apr 2, 2018

Finance Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Kia CA Future Value Program
N/A N/A N/A 3.99% 3.99% 3.99% Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Future Value Program
N/A N/A N/A 3.99% 3.99% 3.99% Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Future Value Program
N/A N/A N/A 3.99% 3.99% 3.99% Apr 2, 2018

Lease Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Residuals
Cadenza Premium (CA742H)
N/A 31% 28% 22% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018

2017 Kia Cadenza Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan, Thunder Bay, Ontario

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