Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2014 Kia Cadenza vs 2014 Nissan Maxima

2014 Kia Cadenza Change
2014 Nissan Maxima Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Premium
Switch Style

Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Premium 19 28 $32,455 $35,100
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $39,115 $42,400
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Switch Style

Body Style

Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,988 $31,290
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,455
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,100
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$585 / month
$522 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Kia Cadenza is no sport sedan, but it's a screaming deal of a luxury car in nearly everything but the badge. The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 43.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.8 95.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 40 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 112 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 195.5 190.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 14.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 37.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3668 3556
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 660 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 5200 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.3 L/204 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 293 @ 6400 290 @ 6400
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.65 2.37 - 0.44
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.04 5.17
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 -
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.83 -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Cadenza Nissan Maxima
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 (Est) 8.2
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.