NEW FOR 2014:
The 2014 model year adds a new top-end model to Kia’s lineup. Ostensibly a replacement for the Amanti, it comes along nearly five years after that car was last available in Canada.
Available in base and Premium trims, all Cadenza models use a 3.3L V6 that makes 293 hp an 255 lb-ft of torque; it comes exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission that front-wheel drive.
Standard features include 18-inch wheels, fore-and-aft adjustable headrests, backup camera with proximity sensors, automatic headlights, power-folding side mirrors, LED daytime running lights, puddle lights, power windows, leather seats with heated front seats, eight-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat, and four-way power for the front passenger, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, interior woodgrain accents, front map and footwell lighting, lighted door sillplates, navigation, Bluetooth, 12-speaker stereo, satellite radio, auxiliary and USB inputs, tilt-and-telescopic steering,dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and intelligent keyless entry.
Premium trim adds 19-inch wheels, blind spot detection, land departure warning, and intelligent cruise control, Xenon adaptive headlights, windshield wiper de-icer, electric rear sunshade, panoramic sunroof, cooled driver and front passenger seats, heated steering wheel, ‘supervision’ gauge cluser, electric steering wheel adjustment, memory function for driver’s seat, side mirrors, and steering column.