The testers noted that, because of its driving dynamics, it even outscored the Hyundai Azera, with which it shares a platform and a drivetrain,
Testers also noted the spacious and quiet cabin's quality materials and reported that controls are simple to operate. They also found the 3.3-liter V-6 engine to be refined and, mated to a smooth-shifting V-6 engine, returned 22 miles per gallon overall.
Conversely, they said that the Cadenza's ride does not match the quiet isolation of top full-size sedans such as the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Impala.
Complete test results for the Kia Cadenza are available at www.consumerreports.org and will appear in the October issue of Consumer Reports. which will be on newsstands Sept. 5.