Bearing a clear European imprint, its sweeping roofline caps a shape that manages to be both aggressive and mature.
Cadenza is powered by a 293-horsepower V-6 that drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA rates fuel efficiency at 19 city/28 highway/22 combined.
Its suspension is nicely sorted, checking body lean in corners while swallowing road-surface irregularities, but the Cadenza won’t have you seeking out the curviest route home.
Kia and its parent company Hyundai introduced tech-heavy interiors to the non-luxury classes. Their experience in sorting out the fine -- and sometimes contradictory -- demands of the human-machine interface pays off in the Cadenza.
Every Cadenza comes equipped with a rearview camera, rear park assist, an 8-inch touchscreen display, Kia's Uvo voice command system, navigation, Bluetooth phone and audio and a 12-speaker Infinity sound system.