The 2016 Ford Taurus is a classic in the premium sedan class. Which is precisely the problem, as it has a thick appearance that is confirmed with its ample size, checking in at just shy of two tons (3,969 pounds in base models). This hampers handling and driver enjoyment. Enter the 2016 Kia Cadenza, with a slimmer exterior and a lighter construction, with a svelte-in-comparison 3,670 pounds, and a curb-to-curb turning circle of 36.5 that demolishes the 2016 Taurus' 39.5 figure.
Let's dive deeper into the difference between these two sedan titans. One of the first things most car shoppers like yourself are looking for is the price, and the mid-level Premium trim of the 2016 Kia Cadenza is available for just north of $30,000 at Friendly Kia with our available VIP Price, while the 2016 Taurus is about 10 percent more at the competition for a mid-line trim, or $33,470. Then there's the accoutrements that a luxury sedan simply needs, and deserves, and which the 2016 Cadenza has an overflowing amount of, like its 12-speaker audio system and its eight-inch touchscreen, so the standard voice-command navigation's directions are easy to be seen and finding a new restaurant or campground will be easier than ever.
Read more about the Kia Cadenza's features, specs
|2016 Kia Cadenza||Vs.||2016 Ford Taurus|
|$30,600 for Premium trim level (Friendly Kia VIP)||Mid-Level Trim Price||$33,470 for Limited trim level (The Competition)|
|19, 28||MPG (city, highway)||18, 27|
|3,670||Curb Weight (pounds)||3,969|
|106.8||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||102.2|
|36.5||Turning Circle (feet)||39.5|
|10-yr/100k-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5-yr/60k-mile powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper|
Come on, let's pop that hood and see which vehicle has more power. Though both sedans have a powerful V6 engine, the 2016 Cadenza's 3.3L V6 Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) tops the 2016 Taurus, with 293 HP. The 2016 Cadenza also has an edge in fuel economy, with 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, topping the 2016 Taurus and its 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway.
What isn't there to like about the 2016 Kia Cadenza? You'll get better fuel economy, more power, better handling and you'll save more than you will with a 2016 Ford Taurus. That said, we hope to see you 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 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.