If you're looking for a luxury sedan, you enjoy performance, but not without sacrificing comfort and style. The luxury sedan race is a packed one, with a wide variety of worthy entrants. In this category the Kia Cadenza and the Hyundai Genesis are going to give you more horsepower and features than the typical compact car. Plus, they both get decent fuel economy, with the 2015 Kia Cadenza and 2015 Hyundai Genesis closely matched with 19 mpg in the city and the Genesis averaging slightly more with 29 mpg on the highway to the Cadenza's 28. We'll take a closer look at the Kia Cadenza vs. the Hyundai Genesis and see which is the luxury vehicle that will rule them all.
The 2015 Kia Cadenza has a smooth, curvaceous exterior, giving it a classy look with no excess baggage or pomp; the 2015 Hyundai Genesis has a boxier, less streamlined look than the Kia Cadenza. This is just the beginning of the benefits of the Cadenza, as it holds a clear weight/handling advantage. The Kia Cadenza weighs about 500 pounds less than the Hyundai Genesis and has a nearly identical curb-to-curb turning circle. Sit down in a Kia Cadenza and you have the smoothest operator on the block. Even better, the 2015 Kia Cadenza is the only vehicle of the two that comes with SiriusXM Traffic, an application which gives you updates on traffic flow and recommends alternative routes when there's a jam up ahead.
Price is important to many of us, so let's talk about it. The Kia Cadenza brings fantastic value, as the base Premium model comes standard with all the safety features that the pricier Kia Cadenza Limited trim comes with, such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Brake Assist System (BAS) and Traction Control System (TCS). The 2015 Hyundai Genesis competitor price ranges up to about $6,000 more than the Friendly Kia VIP price for the 2015 Kia Cadenza - that's a major difference of 17 percent. That's a huge win for the Kia Cadenza, which is also a less-bulky vehicle.
Since we're on the topic of vehicle size, the Kia Cadenza has a spacious interior, with available Nappa Leather seat trim and a 10- or 12-way adjustable driver's seat with Power Lumbar Support. Now that's style. If it's power you crave, the Kia Cadenza checks in at a robust 293 horsepower for its V6 engine, kind of a calm roar as you drive to work or to concerts on the weekend.
When it's all said and done, the Kia Cadenza has the best blend of cost, handling and performance, making it a superior luxury sedan. It loses a few points here and there with a slightly smaller interior for example, but the Hyundai Genesis doesn't have nearly as many categories it is superior in. We have several Kia Cadenzas available on our lot, so come on in to look at, test drive or purchase one at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater and Trinity, less than 40 miles from Tampa and St. Petersburg, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.
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