Compare 2018 Chevrolet Impala vs 2018 Kia Cadenza

2018 Chevrolet Impala
2018 Kia Cadenza
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $26,779 $27,895
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $29,203 $30,420
Impala 4-Door Sedan Premier w/2LZ 19 28 $35,155 $36,620
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Limited Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cadenza Limited Sedan 20 28 $41,320 $44,690
Cadenza Premium Sedan 20 28 $30,408 $32,290
Cadenza Technology Sedan 20 28 $36,328 $39,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,779
$41,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,895
$44,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$745 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevrolet Impala adds better base equipment this year for good value among full-sizers. The 2018 Kia Cadenza has matured greatly, and offers exceptional room and polish.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.90 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105 107.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.80 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.90 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.10 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.90 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.40 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.90 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
45.80 45.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
201.30 195.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.90 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.70 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.8 16
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 11.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.2
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P245/40VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P245/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
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)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3770
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 19 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400 253 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
LCV NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.3 L/204
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
197 @ 6300 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.32
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.81
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.90
Trans Order Code
MHG NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Kia Cadenza
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.1 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.6
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
-

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