2016 Kia Cadenza vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

The mid-size family sedan category has a number of strong players. It all depends on what you are looking for. Are you looking for sporty or luxury? Is safety important to you? How about long term cost? Every vehicle brings something a little different to the table. Let’s take a closer look on how the 2016 Kia Cadenza compares to the 2016 Nissan Maxima.

The 2016 Kia Cadenza is a near luxury car at a reasonable price. While it comes standard with a V6 engine and delivers 293 horsepower. The real story for this car is the ride, not the engine. The interior cabin has upscale materials and leather seats. The infotainment system is intuitive and easy to use. It works well with either iPhone or android smartphones.

The 2016 Nissan Maxima has sportier lines and is slightly longer. While this gives a more sophisticated look to the Nissan, the trade-off is space. The back seat of the 2016 Nissan Maxima is slightly tighter than the 2016 Kia Cadenza. You trade shoulder and leg room for external looks of the car.

If the idea of luxury is driving your decision, you may well want to look into the Cadenza’s Luxury plus package that includes surround view camera, unique grille, LED fog lights, LED interior lighting, wood and chrome accents, among other features.

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2016 Kia Cadenza vs 2016 Nissan Maxima
6 speed shiftable automatic Transmission Continously Variable-Speed Automatic
Leather Upholstery Cloth
56.3 / 55.5 inches Front / Rear Hip Room 54.2 / 53
5 Year / 60,000 miles Basic Warranty 3 Year / 36,000 miles

Advantages of the 2016 Kia Cadenza

While priced similarly, the Kia Cadenza truly is a solid choice in the crowded family sedan field. Where the Cadenza really separates from the pack is safety and warranty.

The 2016 Kia Cadenza earned a 10 out of 10 safety rating from U.S. News and World Report. As well as a Good rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. In terms of warranty, the standard Cadenza warranty covers an additional 24 months than the 2016 Nissan Maxima. This is a long term valuable advantage. We hope you will come and see us at Carolina Kia. We’d love to show our selection of Kia vehicles so you can see first-hand what the advantages are.

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