Although North American preferences have seen a fairly dramatic shift from the elegant silhouette of the sedan to the more practical specifications offered by crossovers and SUVs, the market for sedans has only become more specialized for what it does best: namely, provide a quiet and smooth ride for five passengers. Although not as popular as the invigorating Kia Forte or dynamic Kia Optima, the Kia Cadenza is a flagship sedan with plenty of luxury to boot.
Offering a large interior, gigantic cargo bay and a robust 3.3-liter V6 engine, the 2019 Kia Cadenza is a sedan that exemplifies the best qualities of the segment and the qualities that made the sedan the shape we associate with the word "car." Going up agianst the 2019 Kia Cadenza today is a brand-new model in the class from Volkswagen. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon debuted with the pomp of a vehicle set to shake up the status quo. First, it must match the value and evocative power of the 2019 Kia Cadenza. Let's see how they fare:
2019 Kia Cadenza
2019 VW Arteon
|3.3-liter V6 (291 horsepower)||Base engine (power)||2.0L turbocharged (268 horsepower)|
|112.4 inches||Wheelbase (larger = smoother ride)||111.9 inches|
|45.5 inches||Front-row legroom||41.2 inches|
|Top Safety Pick||IIHS safety designation||Not recommended by IIHS|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||6 years/72,000 miles|
|$33,100||MSRP starts at||$35,845|
The above chart clearly shows two different approaches for building the perfect full-size sedan. For Kia, it's all about offering something big and user-friendly. This means outfitting the 2019 Kia Cadenza with a standard naturally-aspirated V6 engine. For the 2019 VW Arteon, however, it gets a similar engine to other VW sedans that relies on turbocharging to achieve maximum power.
The longer wheelbase of the 2019 Kia Cadenza also brings luxury in the form of a smoother ride and softer handling of inconsistencies in the road.
Inside, passengers will undoubtedly find both sedans to offer an above-average experience. The 2019 Kia Cadenza, however, goes above and beyond by providing drivers and front-row passengers over 10% more legroom than the 2019 VW Arteon has.
The subtle luxuries are some of the most important. By that, we're talking about the confidence you have in your vehicle. For Kia, an industry-best 10-year/100,000-mile engine/powertrain warranty and a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) add a degree of refinement and confidence you just won't find in other vehicles.
With the 2019 Kia Cadenza already having a lower starting MSRP than the 2019 VW Arteon, you can bet the price will be even better at Friendly Kia. As Tampa Bay's only dealership to have been included in the 2019 Kia Motors America President's Club, you know we take our pircing and driver satisfaction seriously. Contact us today to schedule a test drive or get more information about the stylish and suave 2019 Kia Cadenza!