Kia Cars Lineup Size Comparison
Although crossovers have been all the rage on the road lately, sedans still have a solid place as a timeless, fuel-efficient and agile option for transportation. We’ve written at length about how foolish it would be to discount the enduring, three-box style of the classic “car.”
With their lower center of gravity, enhanced fuel efficiency and quieter cabins, sedans will always have a place. Among the sedans currently on the market, the Kia Optima and Kia Cadenza are among the best. Offering Kia’s decadent style, an industry-leading warranty and an extensive list of comfort and convenience features, both the Kia Optima and Kia Cadenza can run with the best of the mass-market models and even entry-luxury ones.
If you’re looking at both of these sedans and trying to find the best model for your unique needs, wants and preferences, it’s helpful to know a little bit about the difference between the two.
Which Is Bigger? The Kia Optima or Kia Cadenza?
As a full-size sedan that competes with models like the Toyota Avalon, Chevrolet Impala and Ford Taurus, the Kia Cadenza is both bigger than the Kia Optima and the largest sedan on Kia’s lineup until you hit the extravagant Kia K900. A size class up from the Optima, the Kia Cadenza prioritizes interior space for passengers and a refined interior above all else.
Here’s a full rundown of Kia models and their sizes compared to one another:
|Dimension||2019 Kia Rio||2019 Kia Forte||2019 Kia Optima||2019 Kia Cadenza||2019 Kia Stinger||2019 Kia K900|
|Wheelbase||101.6 inches||106.3 inches||110.4 inches||112.4 inches||114.4 inches||122.2 inches|
|Total length||172.6 inches||182.7 inches||191.1 inches||195.7 inches||190.2 inches||201.6 inches|
|Width||67.9 inches||70.9 inches||73.2 inches||73.6 inches||73.6 inches||75.4 inches|
|Height||57.1 inches||56.5 inches||57.7 inches||57.9 inches||55.1 inches||58.7 inches|
|Front legroom||42.1 inches||42.2 inches||45.5 inches||45.5 inches||42.6 inches||45.7 inches|
|Rear legroom||33.5 inches||35.7 inches||35.6 inches||37.2 inches||36.4 inches||36.6 inches|
|Front headroom||38.9 inches||38.8 inches||39.8 inches||40.2 inches||38.3 inches||41.1 inches|
|Rear headroom||37.4 inches||37.5 inches||37.8 inches||37.9 inches||37 inches||38 inches|
|Trunk space||13.7 cubic feet||15.3 cubic feet||15.9 cubic feet||16 cubic feet||40.9 cubic feet||15.3 cubic feet|
As you can see in the above chart, the Kia Optima slides into the direct center in nearly every dimension/metric. A size up, the Kia Cadenza proves itself to be a great vehicle for those who will need to be using their rear seat more frequently or for larger passengers.
With Kia offering so many great car models, we’d love to show them off in person. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a test drive.