2015 Kia Cadenza vs 2015 Hyundai Azera luxury rear camera safety smart cruise control awards
2015 Kia Cadenza 2015 Hyundai Azera
$32,385 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $34,000 (The Competition)
19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway Miles Per Gallon 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway
293 (V6 engine) Horsepower 293 (V6 engine)
Yes Surround-View Monitor? No
Yes Smart Cruise Control? No

2015 Kia Cadenza vs. 2015 Hyundai Azera

2015 Kia Cadenza vs 2015 Hyundai Azera luxury rear camera safety smart cruise control awards

If you've only driven subcompacts or compact cars, or you've spent some time driving a minivan the past few years but your kids are growing up, then it might be time to take a step up to the premium sedan class. In this category you will find the 2015 Kia Cadenza and the 2015 Hyundai Azera.

When it comes to Kia vehicles and how they compare to Hyundai vehicles, there's usually a lot of obvious variance between models. In the case of the 2015 Kia Cadenza and the 2015 Hyundai Azera, the two vehicles run neck-and-neck when it comes to their engines, power outputs and handling, with nearly identical numbers in those categories. The way to find the difference here is in the looks and features of the car, and what both everyday drivers and vehicle experts are saying about the 2015 Kia Cadenza. What all of these people are saying, while trying to remain as calm as possible, is that the Cadenza is a better vehicle that transcends the typical car experience.

We're not going to waste too much of your time with how powerful the 2015 Kia Cadenza is, or how precise its handling can be, except to point out it norms 293 horsepower with a V6 engine. If you've been driving a compact car for a while, you'll feel the quiet storm of an engine this powerful immediately. While 2015 Hyundai Azera has Bluetooth hands-free tech and a navigation system, which the 2015 Kia Cadenza also has, what puts the Cadenza a couple notches higher is the car's standard tech and UVO eServices; to name a few benefits, with the Kia Cadenza you can access features like Parking Minder which sends the location of where you park to your smartphone, run a diagnostics check and call for a service appointment, and find your location on Google Maps. Now that's what we call sophisticated tech.

Advantages of the 2015 Kia Cadenza

Let's kick this contest into overdrive. The 2015 Kia Cadenza has a significant edge with its safety features. To name only a few, the Cadenza has an available surround-view monitor (available in the Limited trim) where four cameras will give you a picture of what's happening all around your car to make it easier to make low-speed maneuvers. It also has Smart Cruise Control, which comes optional in the Premium trim and standard in the Limited trim, which slows you down if you get too close to the vehicle in front of you. Not only will you have the peace of mind that comes with a car this capable, you'll get it for less at the starting Friendly Kia VIP Price than the Competition is typically asking for with the 2015 Hyundai Azera.

Plus, a car like the Cadenza says a lot about your status in the world, and your personality: Classy and refined, but still carefree. The Cadenza's front grille is a more elegant "tiger nose" look versus the clunky "horizontal stripe" look of the Hyundai Azera.

Other signs the 2015 Kia Cadenza is a superior vehicle come in the form of the awards that aren't about technical specs but about how our vehicles reflect our personality and satisfaction with the car. The 2015 Kia Cadenza has earned plaudits such as Road & Travel magazine's 2015 International Car of the Year award, and Autopacific's Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction award - this is an objective measurement, based on 48 different criteria, for how satisfied new owners are with their vehicles. We have the Kia Cadenza available on our lot; check one out today and get ready to kick back and class up the road. So come on in to look at, test drive or purchase a car at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.

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2015 Kia Cadenza vs 2015 Hyundai Azera luxury rear camera safety smart cruise control awards