Compare 2018 Kia Cadenza vs 2018 Toyota Avalon

2018 Kia Cadenza
2018 Toyota Avalon
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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
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Hybrid Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon Hybrid Limited 40 39 $38,520 $42,800
Avalon Hybrid XLE Plus 40 39 $33,751 $37,500
Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium 40 39 $35,056 $38,950
Avalon Limited 21 30 $37,171 $41,300
Avalon Touring 21 30 $34,111 $37,900
Avalon XLE 21 30 $30,151 $33,500
Avalon XLE Plus 21 30 $31,726 $35,250
Avalon XLE Premium 21 30 $33,032 $36,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,320
$38,520
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,690
$42,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$745 / month
$713 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia Cadenza has matured greatly, and offers exceptional room and polish. The 2018 Toyota Avalon is a spacious full-size sedan that prioritizes comfort and safety above keeping up with the Joneses.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 57
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 55.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.8 102.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 111
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.6
Length, Overall (in)
195.7 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 14
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40VR19 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40VR19 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 3682
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
Displacement
3.3 L/204 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 200 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 5200 156 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 40
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 -
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.81 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Cadenza Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 4.4
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
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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