Quick, don't overthink it. What comes to mind when you think of Chrysler vehicles? And what comes to mind when you think of Kia vehicles?
If the words that came to mind were "classic" or "stodgy" for Chrysler and "stylish" and "fun" for Kia, then you're in the right frame of mind. And if not, we'll take you there. Case in point: The 2016 Kia Cadenza vs. 2016 Chrysler 300, a clash of premium sedans. On the one hand you have the Chrysler 300 and its broad, thick design which is closer to a military spec vehicle than something you want to take on the morning commute; on the other, you have the refreshing style of the 2016 Cadenza, which is sleek and light in comparison.
It's this lightness that likely enables the 2016 Cadenza to get better fuel economy than the 2016 300 in FWD models, as the Cadenza gets a rock-solid 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, edging out the 300's 18 city and 27 highway.
|2016 Kia Cadenza||Vs.||2016 Chrysler 300|
|19 city, 28 highway||FWD MPG||18 city, 27 highway|
|106.8||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||106.3|
|3,670||Base Curb Weight (pounds)||3,992|
|10-yr/100k-mile limited powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5-yr/60k-mile limited powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper|
The 2016 Cadenza has the interior room you crave in a large sedan, with 106.8 cubic feet, more than the 2016 Chrysler 300's 106.3 cubic feet, and more than enough for passengers – front and backseat – to luxuriate and relax while they enjoy the music that pumps out of the 2016 Cadenza's 12 speakers. And if the temperature isn't ideal on the inside, then the Cadenza has heated front seats, and available ventilated front seats and available heated rear seats so you can cool down on a warm day or get nice and toasty if you're coming in from the rain. And if you experience any issues where you need parts replaced while you have the 2016 Cadenza, Kia's industry-leading warranty of 10 years, 100,000 miles for limited powertrain and five years, 60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper quite simply demolishes the Chrysler 300's coverage of five years, 60,000 miles for limited powertrain and three years, 36,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper.
We think it's cut and dried which large sedan is better - the 2016 Cadenza, thanks to its easy style, nice interior options, and great value. We carry the Kia Cadenza at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area. Call us at 877-544-6706 or come visit us so you can take the Kia Cadenza for a test drive and bring it home today. 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.