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Kia Cadenza
2019 Kia Cadenza
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$33,100
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.1
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Kia Optima
2020 Kia Optima
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$23,190
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Nissan Altima
2020 Nissan Altima
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$24,100
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7.8
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Overview

Engine
3.3-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
16 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.3-liter V6 Gas
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
290 hp @ 6400 rpm
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
253 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
178 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
180 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.2 ft
N/A
36.1 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P245/45VR18
P205/65HR16
P215/60HR16
Rear Tire
P245/45VR18
P205/65HR16
P215/60HR16
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
29 MPG
32 MPG
City
20 MPG
25 MPG
28 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
35 MPG
39 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 Tons/yr
N/A
5.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
18.5 gallons
16.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
370 miles
462.5 miles
453.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
499.5 miles
647.5 miles
631.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
195.7 in
191.1 in
192.9 in
Height
57.9 in
57.7 in
56.7 in
Max Width
73.6 in
73.2 in
72.9 in
Front Width
63.3 in
63.5 in
63.6 in
Rear Width
63.6 in
63.8 in
63.6 in
Wheelbase
112.4 in
110.4 in
111.2 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.3 in
4.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
45.5 in
45.5 in
43.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.2 in
39.8 in
39.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.3 in
58.1 in
58.2 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56.5 in
56 in
54.7 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
37.2 in
35.6 in
35.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.9 in
37.8 in
36.9 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.5 in
56.4 in
57.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56.3 in
56 in
54.5 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,633 lbs
3,230 lbs
3,212 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
16 ft³
15.9 ft³
15.4 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
Snow White Pearl
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Beige, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Light Gray, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance
0 Years / 0 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles