2016 Kia Cadenza vs 2016 Toyota Avalon luxury sedans HP 12 speakers Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater Spring Hill Trinity FL
2016 Kia Cadenza 2016 Toyota Avalon
$30,600 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $34,000 (The Competition)
12 Speakers 11
293 HP 268
106.8 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 103.6 (102.3 in top of line)
10-year/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty  5-year/60,000 miles

2016 Kia Cadenza vs. 2016 Toyota Avalon

2016 Kia Cadenza vs 2016 Toyota Avalon luxury sedans HP 12 speakers Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater Spring Hill Trinity FL

Luxury can also be defined as "a state of great comfort and extravagant living," and no vehicles better define this elevated state of being than the luxury vehicle class itself. Two top representatives are the 2016 Kia Cadenza and the 2016 Toyota Avalon - let's go ahead and see which is more comfortable and extravagant. You only live once, so there's absolutely no reason to settle for a compact or a run-of-the-mill sedan when you can have a vehicle that caters to your every whim.

We have the 2016 Kia Cadenza available for prices starting at $30,600, with the Friendly VIP Price, at our New Port Richey, FL lot. Our competition sells the 2016 Toyota Avalon starting around $34,000, which is a couple thousand dollars steeper. We'll show you some more features that give the 2106 Cadenza an even greater edge vs. the Avalon, as well.

The 2016 Kia Cadenza also has more power underneath the hood than the 2016 Toyota Avalon, with 293 HP and 255 lb.-ft. of torque, while the 2016 Avalon checks in with 268 HP and 248 lb.-ft. of torque - which is close, but no Cuban cigar. On the interior, the 2016 Cadenza has an arena-bowl's worth of seating room with 106.8 cubic feet, while the 2016 Avalon has a more cramped 103.6 (and 102.3 in top-of-the-line models) cubic feet. And if you want to continue feeling coddled, look no further than the 2016 Cadenza's 12-speaker sound system, standard in all models. The 2016 Avalon tops out with 11 speakers in its priciest model, but its other model trims come with an underwhelming eight or nine speakers.

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Redefine Luxury with the Kia Cadenza

Luxury sedans typically have a stately grace to their exterior design, with clean lines and confident wheel rims. The 2016 Avalon has a bold front fascia that underscores a design with sharp angles that bleed into a smoother side and back, while the Cadenza is more like a shiny Roman chariot, with a powerful wheelbase that lays the foundation for a more pleasing, round design from front to back.

We've seen the Cadenza has a fine design with more room and superior power, all at a savings vs. the Avalon; we can't let you go without seeing the flourishes that put the "luxury" in the luxury sedan class. If rain or cold weather gets you down, don't fear, as the Kia Cadenza has heated front seats standard in all model options (Cadenza, Premium and Limited) and available heated rear seats, to go along with available ventilated front seats if the heat gets too intense. While the Toyota Avalon has heated front seats in all models, only its one top-of-the-line model comes with heated rear seats or ventilated front seats. So with the Cadenza, you have more options, and a mid-range model (the Premium) that you can have for several thousands less than the Avalon's top-line model that comes with all these climate-control features.

You want a vehicle that is backed wholeheartedly by its maker, and the 2016 Kia Cadenza comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, which includes a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty. The 2016 Toyota Avalon comes with a five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage and a three-year/36,000-mile limited basic warranty that doesn't provide nearly the security and value.

Overall, the 2016 Kia Cadenza is a symphony of luxury features, elegant technology and performance, and easily superior to the 2016 Toyota Avalon. The Kia Cadenza is on our lot at Friendly Kia, so come visit us and test drive a Cadenza today. We're located at 5819 US Highway 19 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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2016 Kia Cadenza vs 2016 Toyota Avalon luxury sedans HP 12 speakers Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater Spring Hill Trinity FL