One of the common refrains about our Four Seasons Kia Cadenza is that it comes loaded with a generous list of luxury, safety, and technology equipment. Apparently Kia is feeling the spirit of giving a few months early, as the 2015 Kia Cadenza adds more goodies to the Premium and Limited models, as well as to the Technology package.
The 2015 Kia Cadenza Premium continues with its standard backup camera, satellite radio-equipped premium sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone climate control, push-button start, and leather-trimmed seats. Now, the front passenger can also enjoy a standard eight-way power-adjustable seat. The 2015 Kia Cadenza Limited enjoys a new grille and fender styling, as well as Flex Steer (allowing selectable steering feel) and a Surround View Monitor for a 360-degree overhead view during parking. Cadenza Limited models also receive new LED lighting elements and a refreshed interior analogue clock design with more chrome.
It costs $7300 to opt for the 2015 Kia Cadenza Limited, but buyers can still get some of its equipment on the Premium model thanks the to the Technology package, which adds rear cross traffic alert technology for the first time. Still included are adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, an electronic parking brake, water-repelling front windows, and 19-inch wheels.
Under the hood, the 2015 Kia Cadenza retains its 3.3-liter, 293-hp V-6 making 255 lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. The new Cadenza starts at $35,700 ($200 cheaper than last year) but the 2015 Kia Cadenza Limited gets a minor ($1200) hike up to $44,600.