Although consumer buying patterns have seen a shift from sedans and coupes to crossovers and SUVs that is nothing short of dramatic, those looking for the most comfortable, agile and quiet ride still know that nothing quite matches the quiet refinement and confidence of a full-size sedan. Featuring the classic three-box style that has defined the word “car” for over 70 years, full-size sedans offer luxury to those who appreciate their value.
The Kia Cadenza has been somewhat of an unsung hero in this segment – offering German-inspired style and a hearty V6 engine. Up against the 2019 Kia Cadenza is the latest iteration of Chevrolet’s full-size sedan and police-department favorite, the Chevrolet Impala. Let’s see how the two models compare.
2019 Kia Cadenza
2020 Chevrolet Impala
|3.3-liter V6 (290 horsepower)||Base engine (horsepower)||3.6-liter V6 (305 horsepower)|
|23 combined MPG||Base fuel efficiency||22 combined MPG|
|8-speed automatic with Sportmatic®||Standard transmission||6-speed automatic|
|108 cubic feet||Passenger space||105 cubic feet|
|8 speakers||Standard audio system||6 speakers|
|Yes||Standard heated seats?||No|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
|$26,254 – Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing*||Starts at||$32,495|
As is apparent in the above chart, the 2019 Kia Cadenza is a tour-de-force for luxury and automotive enjoyment in an increasingly-niche segment that continues to be beloved by those who appreciate the finer things.
Although the Chevrolet Impala features a slight boost in horsepower, the Kia Cadenza has a balanced approach that sees its V6 engine generate nearly 300 horsepower and still manage over 22 MPG. This is also due in part to the superior 8-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic® shifting.
Inside, the 2019 Kia Cadenza offers a gigantic and cavernous interior space for passengers, giving all five room to stretch their legs and have plenty of headroom above them. Heated seats are standard in the 2019 Kia Cadenza, as are 8-way automated seats for the driver. Both of these features are done to a lesser degree in the Impala which offers available heated seats on its base model and only 4-way adjustable seats.
At Friendly Kia, we appreciate those who appreciate the finer things in life like the Kia Cadenza. With an award-winning dealership experience, you’ll likewise find your time at Friendly Kia to be spacious, low pressure and comfortable with plenty of reasons to find yourself smiling.
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*Best Friendly Kia VIP price is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of its access. All pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia sales staff and subject to change and inventory. Contact Friendly Kia for current pricing.