Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Autos & Motorcycles
  3. Car & Truck Enthusiasts

Video: Watch the 2014 KIA Cadenza in this fun California review

See also

2014 Kia Cadenza


Based in the Hyundai Azera, the 2014 KIA Cadenza rewards with a lot of luxury for a little money. Starting at $35,100 (before destination) the 2014 KIA Cadenza sports a 293 horsepower, 3.3-liter V6 that puts out 255 lbs-feet of torque. There are no other engine options.

What is the 2014 KIA Cadenza - for real?

Look at it as a larger, luxurious, V6 cousin to the KIA Optima and you would be on the right track. It's based on the same platform with a longer wheelbase (two-inches) and longer overall length (about five-inches). It's even an inch taller and a couple hundred pounds heavier.

Fear not, this V6 is excellent and hooked up to a smooth six-speed that feeds the front wheels. I observed about 22 mpg in mixed driving conditions and expect the sea-level 0 to 60 time to be in the mid six-second range. Look for just under eight-seconds in the mile-high city.

Overall performance is pretty good, well within the range of competitors like the Toyota Avalon and Lincoln MKZ. The ride and handling feel a tad sharper than the Hyundai Azera, which is a good thing. Good road isolation and, despite wearing the optional 19-inch wheels, the ride was very compliant.

Check out this video and see for yourself, KIA built a good one.




  • Hyundai Sonata
    The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is one amazing car, has terrific value and astonishing design
    13 Photos
  • Asparagus and shrimp stir-fry
    Asparagus and shrimp: Try this quick and really tasty stir-fry
    8 Photos
  • Pauley Perrette
    Hair color sends Pauley Perrette from NCIS to the emergency room
    5 Photos
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    7 Photos
  • Smart tray
    Need more counter space in the bathroom? Try the Smart Tray
    5 Photos
  • Wazee Supper Club
    Wazee Supper Club's summer menu is here to help you beat the summer heat
    6 Photos

Related Videos:

  • 2015 Chevrolet Colorado to get K&N performance cold air intake
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517857810" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Tampa Bay reality show #Boostaholics gets behind the scenes access at Ford
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Cool pics from Car Craft Summer Nationals 2014
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517950502" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>