Compare 2016 Kia Cadenza vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Kia Cadenza
2016 Nissan Maxima
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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
$31,272
$37,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,990
$39,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
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. 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
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 35.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.8 96.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 45
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
195.7 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.3
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3670 3593
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
293 @ 6400 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 5200 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.3 L/204 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.25 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Cadenza Nissan Maxima
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
8.0 (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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