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2012 Kia Cadenza


Entry-Level Luxury

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2011 Kia Cadenza in action

In short: An affordable full-sized sedan with luxury car aspirations.

Kia Cadenza Review

The Kia Cadenza (marketed as the K7 in South Korea) is an attractive, full-sized sedan offering affordable luxury for growing families. Replacing the sluggish and oddly-styled Kia Amanti, the Cadenza side-steps its predecessor's pitfalls with a Euro-inspired exterior design, improved handling and an estimated 300-pound drop in curb weight.

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Warranty/Service: Five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty; five-year-100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty; ten-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty; five-year/60,000-mile 24-hour roadside assistance

Base Price: $26,000 (est.)

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower: 280 hp
Torque: 250 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Curb weight:
3,500 lbs
Wheelbase: 112 in
Length: 195.5 in

Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: independent front and rear with shock absorbers and stabilizer bars

Combined EPA: 25 mpg

0-60: 7.1 seconds
Top speed: 143 mph

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PNW052810 (Updated: 08/29/13 NW)