Under the new Cadenza’s hood, Kia installed the most powerful V-6 engine it’s ever offered, a 3.3-liter version with an output of 293 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 255 pound-feet of torque at 5,200 rpm. The engine features technologies like direct injection (GDI), dual continuously variable valve timing for improved fuel economy and performance, a maintenance-free timing chain, and a three-step variable induction system for enhanced torque.
The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission equipped with a Sportmatic manual shift mode and paddle shifters flanking the leather. All the power is sent to the front wheels.
As standard features, the model is equipped with a sport-tuned fully independent suspension with a McPherson strut setup in front and a multilink rear design, and a High Tensile Steel (HTS) system which helps improve torsional rigidity.
Wood-trim door inserts
One-touch automatic up/down power front windows
Power-folding heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators
An advanced navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic™2 and UVO eServices
A premium 550-watt Infinity 4 12-speaker audio system including rear surround speakers and subwoofer
Standard leather seat trim
Dual-zone automatic climate control with rear seat ventilation
Smart Key keyless entry with push-button start
10-way power adjustable driver’s seat
Bluetooth®5 wireless technology.
A full-length panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade
HID headlamps with adaptive front lighting system (AFLS)
7-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster
Premium Nappa leather seats
A memory enabled 12-way ventilated driver’s seat with seat cushion extension for unsurpassed comfort
Heated front and rear outboard seats
Heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping steering column
A power rear sunshade for enhanced comfort and privacy.
19-inch alloy wheels
Electric parking brake
Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC)
Water repellant hydrophobic windshield
Radar-based Blind Spot Detection system (BSD) and a Lane -*Departure Warning System (LDWS) that provides audible and visual alerts to the driver should they inadvertently veer into another lane without using the turn signal.