2017 Kia Cadenza vs. 2017 Toyota Avalon

The 2017 Kia Cadenza is an all-new redesign, the first of the second generation of the stylish sedan that will dazzle everyone you meet on the road to adventure. The 2017 Toyota Avalon adds additional tech to the latest version of this large sedan, but it's the 2017 Cadenza which is the star of this large sedan showdown, with so many new features we'll only be able to cover but a few before we run out of room.

For starters, the 2017 Kia Cadenza has a new re-tuned powertrain that improves fuel economy from the outgoing 2016 model at 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway. But it also has the first-ever 8-speed FWD-based transmission for a Kia model, and these extra gears aren't just for show: They provide a smoother, higher-performance experience. The 2017 Avalon is lagging behind with a 6-speed transmission, and it also falls short in asking price, as the 2017 Cadenza can be yours for less than $29,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the 2017 Avalon tips the scales at more than $35,000 MSRP at the competition.

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2017 Kia Cadenza Vs. 2017 Toyota Avalon
$28,445 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $35,063 MSRP (The Competition)
290 Horsepower 268
Yes Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Award? No
8-speed Transmission 6-speed
12 (Harman/Kardon audio) Available Speakers 11 (JBL GreenEdge)
10-yr/100k-mile limited powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60k-mile limited powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper

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Our apologies to the 2017 Toyota Avalon, but the 2017 Kia Cadenza isn’t done flexing its muscles, as it also comes with more horsepower at 290 ponies in all three trim levels, while the 2017 Avalon has an inferior 268 HP. While this additional power in the 2017 Cadenza brings additional drivability and ease of use while you are doing everything from accelerating to changing lanes, the Cadenza also is nice on the inside, with an available 12-speaker audio system (the 2017 Avalon maxes out at 11) and driver-assist safety features like Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart Blind Spot Detection and Autonomous Emergency Braking. So take a seat in the 2017 Cadenza and enjoy a safe, smooth ride.

What else is there to say? Actually, there's plenty when it comes to the 2017 Kia Cadenza, which also has a redesign that turns heads with two front grille options - "Diamond Butterfly" and "Intaglio" - to name but a few of the new additions. It's also clear that the 2017 Cadenza is a superior model when compared with the 2017 Avalon, so we look forward to seeing you 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. 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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