2018 Kia Cadenza Review


Sedan drivers in Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield will be excited to hear that the 2018 Kia Cadenza is finally here. This vehicle has just the right combination of power, efficiency, interior roominess, and safety features to cater to commuters, adventurers, and big families alike.

In this review, our team at Andy Mohr Kia will introduce you to some of the features that make the new Cadenza an all-around winner. Let’s get started under the Cadenza’s hood!

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Performance Specifications

Gray 2018 Kia CadenzaThe 2018 Kia Cadenza is powered by a 3.3L V6 engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and a front-wheel drivetrain. The EPA-estimated specifications have not yet been released for the 2018 Cadenza, but the 2017 Cadenza has the same mechanical configuration. It gets the 2017 Cadenza a respectable EPA-estimated 28 highway/20 city/23 combined MPG.1 We can only assume that these specifications will be similar in the new 2018 model.

As for power output, this engine is just as powerful as it is efficient. Standardly, you’ll get an impressive 290 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque with the 2018 Cadenza.

One bonus feature you’ll find is the ability to toggle between four driving modes. Switch between Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart modes to alter steering and throttle response based on your driving conditions.

Kia Cadenza Interior

The inside of the 2018 Kia Cadenza is equal parts spacious, luxurious, and comfortable. All trim levels come standard with leather upholstery, automatic climate control, and plenty of wiggle room for five passengers.

The front two seats of the Cadenza have 40.2 inches of headroom, 38.5 inches of legroom, and a whopping 58.3 inches of shoulder room. As for the rear seats, you’ll have 37.9 inches of headroom, 37.2 inches of legroom, and 56.5 inches of shoulder room.

In addition to the 107.8 cubic feet of passenger volume you’ll be able to enjoy in this model, you’ll have 16 cubic feet of cargo space to pack up all your things.

2018 Kia Cadenza Safety Ratings

2018 Kia Cadenza InteriorThe 2018 Kia Cadenza has been rated as a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.2 A sedan has to earn a prestigious rating like this, though, which the Cadenza has done with flying colors.

The 2018 Cadenza has a plethora of advanced standard safety features, such as the Traction Control System, Brake Assist System, Tire-Pressure Monitoring System, and Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock.

Additionally, you can opt for available active safety features like the Smart Blind-Spot Detection System. This system not only monitors your blind spots but will even go as far as applying gentle brake pulsations to get you back on track when you start to veer into another lane with a vehicle in it.

Learn More about the 2018 Kia Cadenza!

As you can see, the 2018 Kia Cadenza takes everything that was great about the 2017 Kia Cadenza and amplifies it. Drivers in Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield should give us a call at Andy Mohr Kia for more information about this capable model and how you can schedule a test drive in it today!


1Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

2IIHS Top Safety Pick based on good ratings in the moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests plus no less than an advanced rating for front crash prevention. For details, visit www.iihs.org.

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