Compare 2015 Hyundai Azera vs 2016 Kia Cadenza vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2015 Hyundai Azera
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2016 Kia Cadenza
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2016 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan
Select style
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
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum 22 30 $37,298 $39,960
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 22 30 $30,354 $32,510
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SL 22 30 $34,530 $36,990
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SR 22 30 $35,257 $37,770
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 22 30 $32,199 $34,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,707
$31,272
$37,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,000
$32,990
$39,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$550 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Azera is the big, stylish, luxurious Hyundai for folks who don't want the Genesis's bulk or price tag. 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. The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8 35.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107 106.8 96.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.5 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 45.5 45
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 56.3 54.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 36.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 40 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 55.5 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.3 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.4 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
193.7 195.7 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.1 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 63 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112 112 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.8 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 63 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.9 14.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.2 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 36.5 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3684 3670 3593
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 660 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 5200 255 @ 5200 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.3 L/204 3.3 L/204 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
293 @ 6400 293 @ 6400 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.65 4.25 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.04 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.80 -
Trans Type
6 6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.39 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 2.65 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Azera Kia Cadenza Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 8.0 (Est) 7.1
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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