Is the Kia Cadenza or Kia Optima Bigger?

By Product Expert | Posted in General Information, Kia Cadenza, Kia Forte, Kia K900, Kia Optima, Kia Rio, Kia Stinger on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 8:12 pm
Kia Optima and Kia cadenza on white background

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.”

[READ MORE: In the Crossover Revolution, Does the Sedan Still Have a Place?]

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

2019 kia rio sedan silver

2019 Kia Rio Sedan

2019 kia forte in red

2019 Kia Forte

2019 kia optima in gray blue

2019 Kia Optima

2019 Kia Cadenza in black

2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 kia stinger in red

2019 Kia Stinger GT

2019 kia k900 in white

2019 Kia K900

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.

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