The roomy, well-appointed 2018 Kia Cadenza is a sedan that puts every driver in the spotlight. The Cadenza looks good on the streets of Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and surrounding areas. Once you step inside, you’ll truly get to experience everything this sedan brings to the table.
The team at Kia of Des Moines has put together this comprehensive review of the Kia Cadenza. In it, we’ll discuss performance aspects, interior amenities, and technology capable of making your life easier. At the end of the day, your car should be an extension of your lifestyle and desires.
Kia Cadenza Performance
The standard engine in this vehicle is a powerful V6, ready to take on the road ahead. It’s mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which provides outstanding fuel economy, convenient shifting, and quick acceleration. The V6 produces 290 horsepower, which feels responsive and sporty on city streets, but also powerful on the highway. You’ll receive an EPA-estimated 20 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway1—competitive fuel economy for a vehicle in this class.
The smart shift and drive technology automatically chooses which driving mode is best for your lifestyle, whether it’s ECO, Normal, or Sport. And when the roads ahead may be unfamiliar, you’re backed by Electronic Stability Control, which provides additional directional stability, and Vehicle Stability Management, which provides better steering response when on slippery or wet roads.
2018 Cadenza Interior Amenities
Once you’re inside the cabin of the Kia Cadenza, you’ll see what makes it a well-appointed and comfortable vehicle. There’s room for five people, with available heated and ventilated front seats to provide maximum comfort, regardless of what the temperature is outside the car. Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control lets you find the climate that suits you, whether you like it hot, cold, or somewhere in between.a
Optional cabin features include the quilted Nappa leather, which provides a feel of luxury and style, and a power rear sunshade, which keeps those seated in the back away from direct sunlight.
Kia Cadenza Tech Features
The UVO infotainment services system lets you connect your smartphone for hands-free access, and also provides streaming music capabilities and roadside assistance technology. Download the UVO eServices app to get additional features like the parking minder, which helps you find your car if you can’t quite remember where you parked.
The standard touchscreen in the 2018 Cadenza is a 7-inch offering, though you can upgrade to an 8-inch touchscreen for easier navigation and interaction. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are standard features, which let you connect your compatible phone to the touchscreen to interact with apps, read texts, and play music from your playlists.
Test Drive the 2018 Kia Cadenza
Now that you’ve learned about the 2018 Kia Cadenza, come take a test drive at Kia of Des Moines! We’ll be glad to explain all the things we’ve discussed in person, whether it’s performance specs, interior features, or technology.
Once you get behind the wheel, you’ll see how smoothly this sedan handles the roads of Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny. We look forward to seeing you at our showroom! Contact us today!
1. Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.