At this year’s New York auto show, Kia launched the second generation 2017 Cadenza, its full-size, front wheel drive sedan. The company infused the new model with more tech, features, and a significant weight cut. We’ve known about its aluminum, advanced high-strength steel, and countless other improvements, but Kia had not announced the Cadenza’s pricing.
Today, Kia announced that the Cadenza will start at $32,890 for the base Premium trim, including a $900 destination fee.. The tech-filled Technology trim will cost $39,890, while the range topping Limited trim will run $45,290.
Safety technology available on the higher-level trims includes Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Forward Collision Warning, Surround View Monitor, Smart Blind Sport Detection, and High Beam Assist. Other available features also include a head-up display, a first for the company, Nappa leather, 18- or 19-inch wheels, the Surround View Monitor camera system, an Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible infotainment center, and a 12-speaker Harmon/Kardon sound system that should be a hit with audiophiles.
Kia says that what it wanted most for the new Cadenza was for the car to have a “library quiet” cabin. The use of special shock absorbers with Amplitude Selective Damping, Hydraulic Rebound Stoppers, and increased sound deadening, acoustic glass, and a new underbody shield help advance this goal. “The new Cadenza adds an extra dose of excitement to the large-car segment with its striking, aggressively handsome looks and premium refinements,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America.
Furthering his statements earlier, Orth Hedrick stated, “But it’s the bottom line where the Cadenza truly shines, offering more luxury, technology and features at a surprisingly affordable starting point, regardless of which trim level is most appealing to our customers.”
Kia only offers the 2017 Cadenza with one powertrain, a 3.3-liter V-6 good for 290 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque mated to an eight-speed automatic, with power sent exclusively to the front wheels. Those looking for an slightly upscale alternative to the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala will be able to take one home from their local Kia dealer starting later this month.