Move over, Chrysler. Your day is done – or at least, if you didn't know it before, you do now, with a look at the 2017 Kia Cadenza, the modern luxury sedan that is driving your 300 large sedan into extinction. Why is this, you might ask? Isn't Chrysler a classic auto brand? Perhaps that's the problem. While Kia and the new second-generation Cadenza are adding new design elements – like including two front grille options – and re-tuning the engine for enhanced MPG, the Chrysler 300 is same old, same old for the 2017 model year. And when you consider the price for the Cadenza is more affordable for a more stylish and feature-filled ride, then there's a lot to look forward to with Kia's premium sedan.
The 2017 Cadenza is available for prices around $27,245 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the 2017 Chrysler 300 is more than $28,000 at competing lots. But it's not just the savings that give the Cadenza the edge. Check out the recent distinction the Cadenza received: An IIHS Top Safety Pick, which means it's one of the most impact-resistant vehicles in its class. The 2017 Chrysler 300 did not receive this honor.
|2017 Kia Cadenza||Vs.||2017 Chrysler 300|
|$27,245 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$28,239 (The Competition)|
|20||City MPG||18 (AWD) and 19 (RWD)|
|107.8||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||106.3|
|45.5||Leg Room (inches) in Front||41.8|
|12||# of Available Speakers||10|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No|
|Yes||U.S. News & World Report "2017 Best Cars for Families" Award?||No|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage - Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles|
Another award the 2017 Kia Cadenza has achieved is making U.S. News & World Report's "2017 Best Cars for Families" list, which is another feather in the Cadenza's cap, and another sign of its improving esteem. The 2017 Chrysler 300 did not make the cut for this honor, perhaps due to its smaller interior for passengers (106.3 cubic feet to the 2017 Cadenza's 107.8) or its lack of elite impact-resistance like the Cadenza has. In addition, if you're looking to crank some tunes while you're on the open road, the 2017 Cadenza has an available beauty of a 12-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system, while the 300 tops out at 10 speakers.
The 2017 Kia Cadenza is the clear choice, if you want a safe, youthful, and value-packed large sedan, and we carry it on the lot 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 Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive 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.
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