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
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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
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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 Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

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

Second Head Room (in)

37.6 37.8 35.8

Exterior Dimensions

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

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.4 5.4 5.3

Length, Overall (in)

193.7 195.7 192.8

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 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

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

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

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

660 660 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 110 150

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

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 22 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 28 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 19 22

Transmission

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

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 0.77 -

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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