Autoinfomotive – 2016 Kia Cadenza Info. According to credible sources within the industry, the new 2016 Kia Cadenza’s release date has been set sometime before this fall. The vehicle returns virtually unchanged from the previous updates, however, it still comes adorned in some minor but important facelifts which we hope will address the flaws of the previous model.
The first Kia model made a debut in U.S dealerships in the mid ‘90s and had quite a success in terms of sales and so has been the subsequent years. The automaker has definitely made great strides in terms of engineering technology and innovation. The styling and quality of Kias has consequently led to a massive fanatic following and garnered the respect in the entire industry.
The vehicle comes with the same platform as Hyundai Azera, and a closer eye reveals the vehicle is a major leap forward from the mid-size Kia Optima in almost all respects. It is also more powerful and bigger than before. On the flipside though, the vehicle doesn’t come with plenty of engine choices for its customers and this might prove a potential liability in terms of completion in its segment.
2016 Kia Cadenza Changes
The new and updated Kia Cadenza for 2016 comes as a big sedan that is going to be available in two variants just as before. The base well equipped Premium model and the top-of-the-line Limited model.
Some of the standard features to expect from the new 2016 Kia Cadenza Premium includes auto-dimming rear view camera, 18” alloy wheels, automatic rain wipers, automatic headlights, climate control, heated front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary audio inputs, a rearview camera, perforated driver seat, power-folding sideview mirrors, keyless ignition, leather upholstery, Uvo voice command system, adjustable driver seat, keyless entry, CD player, touchscreen display, rear parking assist, a tilt steering wheel, foglights, premium audio system, and telescopic steering.
In addition to the standard features, the Premium trim will also come with several optional packages which include the Luxury package and the Technology package. The former comes bundled with a panoramic sunroof, rear heated seats, a power driver seat cushion extender, xenon headlights, 7” gauge cluster display, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, a panoramic sunroof/moonroof, and an adjustable steering wheel.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Kia Cadenza Limited should come equipped with all the above features plus suede headliner, 360-degree camera system, wood-grain interior trim, LED lighting, rear parcel shelf, rear armrests, driver-adjustable steering effort, sun visors, and an analogue clock. Additionally, there will be a trio of color-themed packages that will attract no additional cost.
Its interior comes jam-packed with tons of upscale high-tech features. The quality materials and handsome design is ergonomically friendly and span throughout the entire cabin. It also comes with well-designed control buttons for climate, audio, navigation and phone systems that are intuitive and easy to locate.
The 2016 Kia Cadenza also features top-notch comfort through the use of plump and well-designed seating designs at both the rear and the front. The cabin is spacious all round, and drivers of the base model might also want to install the optional package that comes bundled with a panoramic sunroof.
The new 2016 Kia Cadenza comes with the same drivetrain specifications as before. Both of the trims come fitted with a 3.3L V6 engine capable of yielding 293 horsepower and 255 pounds of torque. The standard drive system is the FWD and transmission system is the 6-speed auto. Expect an optional AWD system.
The EPA ratings haven’t been released yet but we should expect the vehicle to come with anything above 19/28/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Our own test drive of the 2015 Cadenza resulted in the vehicle clocking in 6.7 seconds from a sprint of 0-60 mph.
Some of the standard safety features to debut in the new Cadenza include traction control, a rearview camera, stability control, side curtain airbags, blind-spot alert, lane departure warning, surround-view camera system, rear parking sensors, and hill start assist.
2016 Kia Cadenza Price
As already mentioned at the start of this review, there is still no precise release date yet, but if industry rumors are anything to go by then we should expect the vehicle before this fall. The Premium model is expected to feature an MSRP of around $35,500.