2020 Kia Cadenza vs 2020 Nissan Maxima

Black 2020 Kia Cadenza and black 2020 Nissan Maxima

The sleek and sporty 2020 Kia Cadenza is catching hearts before it even hits dealership lots. The Cadenza was overhauled for the 2020 model year and is hitting the scene with a new face and a fresh set of gear. The Cadenza is better than ever and with its impressive track record, that’s saying a lot.

Those considering waiting for the release of the new Cadenza may be wondering if it will be worth the wait. To show interested buyers just how worth it the 2020 Cadenza is we’ve put it up against one of its top competitors, the 2020 Nissan Maxima. Keep reading to learn more about the 2020 Cadenza or click the link below to view our current lineup of in-stock Kia models at Friendly Kia.

2020 Kia Cadenza


2020 Nissan Maxima

3.3-liter V6 engine Base Engine 3.5-liter V6 engine
290 horsepower Power Specs 300 horsepower
8-speed electronically controlled Sportmatic transmission Transmission Xtronic CVT®
Standard Remote Engine Start Available
12.3-inch touchscreen display Infotainment Center 8-inch touch-screen display
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2020 Kia Cadenza Maximizes Every Feature

Plain and simple, the 2020 Kia Cadenza looks good. The longer wheelbase adds a stronger stance to this Kia model and the quadruple LED headlights add a touch of elegance to its face. It wasn’t just the exterior of the Cadenza that got an upgrade, but also its interior and features lineup. For 2020, the Cadenza is bringing a redesigned dashboard and cabin controls, multi-color ambient lighting, a 10-watt wireless fast-charging phone charger, a 4.2-inch TFT color screen, and more.

One of the biggest upgrades to the cabin of the 2020 Cadenza is its massive 12.3-inch touchscreen display. This infotainment center expands far beyond the 8-inch screen the 2020 Nissan Maxima has to offer. Along with this infotainment center, the 2020 Cadenza is bringing a full suite of standard safety technology. Drivers can now find Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian/cyclist detection, and Forward Collision Warning, along with additional Drive Wise Systems.

The 2020 Cadenza falls just shy of the Maxima in terms of power output, however the difference of 10 horsepower isn’t enough to make customers second guess choosing the Cadenza over the Maxima. When shoppers choose the Kia Cadenza they are backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty plus a 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance warranty.

To learn more about the 2020 Kia Cadenza, contact a member of our team today.