2017 Kia Cadenza vs. 2017 Chevrolet Impala

Kia models are known for their high performance levels and fun sense of style, and this is readily apparent in the 2017 Kia Cadenza, a redesigned large sedan now with 290 HP, a sleek exterior, and two front grille options – "Diamond Butterfly" and "Intaglio." In addition, the 2017 Cadenza has a retuned engine that gives you better fuel economy at 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway. The 2017 Chevrolet Impala is an American classic, with its broad and bulky exterior a testament to a legacy that is more old-fashioned than the Cadenza's fashion-forward focus.

Besides a nice design, if you're looking for a large sedan you expect certain upgrades in performance and drivability. While the 2017 Impala has nice peak horsepower it only comes with a six-speed transmission, while the 2017 Cadenza is Kia's first model to come with a FWD-based 8-speed transmission, which makes for a smoother drive and easier gear shifts.

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2017 Kia Cadenza Vs. 2017 Chevrolet Impala
Yes Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Award? No
8-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
107.8 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 105.0
2 Front Grille Options 1
40.2 / 37.9 Head Room - Front / Rear (inches) 39.9 / 37.4
10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain; 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper

Move to the Head of the Class with a Kia Cadenza in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

We've seen some of the style and the handling of the 2017 Kia Cadenza and the 2017 Chevrolet Impala; now let's look at the trophy case. We know it's early in the new model year, but the 2017 Cadenza has already locked down a nice award, as it was named Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year – for the Luxury On-Road class – by a panel of outdoors experts and auto industry experts. The 2017 Impala did not get this award, and it also has an inferior warranty package, with coverage for limited powertrain only up to 5 years and 60,000 miles, while the 2017 Cadenza parlays the industry's leading warranty coverage to a value-packed 10 years or 100,000 miles. The 2017 Cadenza's bumper-to-bumper coverage also easily outpaces the 2017 Impala's bumper-to-bumper warranty, giving you additional years and miles where normal wear and tear will be covered.

When you combine all the benefits of the 2017 Kia Cadenza – style, features and savings – you have the superior vehicle. We have the 2017 Cadenza in our inventory at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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