In the world of affordable luxury sedans the Korean automakers Kia and Hyundai are the undisputed rulers with products like the Azera, the Genesis, the Optima, and now the all-new second-generation 2017 Kia Cadenza. The extremely well-equipped sedan arrives in dealerships later this month starting at $31,990.
That is the base price for the entry-level Premium version of the 2017 Kia Cadenza. There are two more trim levels, Technology and Limited, kicking off from $38,990 and $44,390 respectively. Among the main highlights that make the new Cadenza a king of value we can mention the Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Forward Collision Warning, Surround View Monitor, Smart Blind Spot Detection, High Beam Assist, and LED headlights, and on higher trims surround View Monitor and a Cadenza-first Head-Up Display (HUD), along with soft Nappa leather trim seating, Smart Power Trunk, heated outboard rear seats and unique Dark Satin 19-inch alloy wheels.
The handsome 2017 Kia Cadenza can also be specified with a $3,000 Luxury Package on the Premium trim which adds power folding outside mirrors, a Harman Kardon 12-speaker surround sound premium audio system, HomeLink rearview mirror with integrated compass, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Parking Assist System, as well as a $1,000 sunroof, which is kind of odd since cheaper Kias used to have that as standard option. At any rate, if you can live with the Kia badge and doesn’t particularly care about a nice drive and just want a comfortable way of getting about, the new Cadenza is as good a choice as the latest Hyundai Azera.