The Buick LaCrosse is a close foil for the Cadenza despite its geriatric reputation, with standard V-6 power, similar comfort and space, near-luxury features, and a reasonable price point, though the same could be said about many full-size sedans.
The Chevrolet Impala is a segment staple and offers solid technology and features but is showing its age.
Kia’s new Stinger sports sedan is priced similarly to the Cadenza, and offers more driving thrills along with turbocharged power and a liftback trunk.
The Nissan Maxima is aimed more toward sedan buyers seeking more visual and driving intrigue at the expense of interior comforts.
Finally, the Toyota Avalon has long been the segment standard, and comes in both gasoline and hybrid variants for those interested in superior fuel economy.
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|2019 Kia Cadenza|
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|2019 Buick Lacrosse|
#15 in Mid-Size Cars
|2019 Chevrolet Impala|
#8 in Large CarsGet Your Price
|2019 Kia Stinger|
#1 in Large CarsGet Your Price
|2019 Nissan Maxima|
#18 in Mid-Size CarsGet Your Price
|2019 Toyota Avalon|
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