2017 Kia Cadenza vs. 2017 Ford Taurus

2017 Kia Cadenza vs. 2017 Ford Taurus St. Petersburg Tampa FL

The 2017 Kia Cadenza hit the ground running, with a revamp that added additional style, functionality, and fuel economy, and the experts have noticed. Drivers are, as well, as the 2017 Cadenza features a spacious interior, with 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and two front grille options, to go along with a durable, crash-resistant frame. The 2017 Ford Taurus, a competitor in the large sedan class, is a popular model, but has inferior room for passengers, fuel economy (18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway), and transmission options, to start.

The 2017 Cadenza, named the "Highest Ranked Large Sedan in Initial Quality" in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study and the top-ranked car in the entire study overall, has 107.8 cubic feet for passengers. The 2017 Taurus has a less-comfortable 102.2 cubic feet available for passengers, and does not share these high honors the Cadenza received from J.D Power. Plus, the 2017 Cadenza features an 8-speed transmission for improved handling and drive-feel, while the 2017 Taurus has a less-responsive six-speed transmission.

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2017 Ford Taurus

290 Base Horsepower 288
20, 28 Base MPG (city, highway) 18, 27
107.8 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 102.2
8-speed Transmission 6-speed
Yes Highest Ranked Vehicle Overall in 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study?  No
Yes Featured in a Commercial with celebrity Christina Hendricks? No
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? No
10 years or 100,000 miles Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain 5 years or 60,000 miles

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The hits keep on coming for the 2017 Kia Cadenza, as it also made U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Cars for Families” list, and was an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2017, neither of which the Taurus was honored with. The 2017 Cadenza also comes with Kia's exclusive available UVO eServices, with streaming audio, 8GB for music, and Apple CarPlay, standard. The Taurus does come with Apple CarPlay, among other apps, but not UVO, which also gives Cadenza drivers available voice-command navigation, an available 8-inch touchscreen, and more.

The 2017 Cadenza has a more responsive transmission, better fuel economy, more awards won and more critical acclaim, and a roomier interior, to go along with available safety driver-assist features like Lane Departure Warning System and Forward Collision Warning System. And it comes with a longer warranty for parts coverage, with 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain, and 5 years or 60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage, while the 2017 Taurus comes with a standard 5 years or 60,000 miles for limited powertrain and 3 years or 36,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage. The choice in the large sedan class is simple – go for the refined luxury of the Kia Cadenza, which we have 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.

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