Compare 2015 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Kia Cadenza

2015 Ford Taurus
2016 Kia Cadenza
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 26 $33,446 $36,255
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 19 29 $31,738 $34,405
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 19 29 $24,959 $27,055
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $28,906 $31,335
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 19 29 $27,201 $29,485
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $37,103 $40,220
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cadenza 4-Door Sedan 19 28 $31,272 $32,990
Cadenza 4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $40,805 $44,090
Cadenza 4-Door Sedan Premium 19 28 $33,739 $35,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,446
$31,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,255
$32,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$604 / month
$550 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Kia Cadenza is no luxury sport sedan, but it offers almost all of the trappings except for crisp handling—and maybe, the right badge.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39 40
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 55.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 45.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 106.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 195.7
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 63
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 112
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 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)
13.6 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 36.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4249 3670
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 255 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.3 L/204
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 293 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.04
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.65
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Kia Cadenza
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
8.4 8.0 (Est)
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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