2019 Kia Cadenza vs. Its Competition

2019 kia cadenza
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

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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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2019 Kia Cadenza offers upscale features, space, and comfort at a mainstream price.
6.3
The 2019 Buick LaCrosse is old-school luxury with a new-school hybrid battery bump. It's a quiet, comfortable sedan that doesn't make many mistakes.
5.8
The 2019 Chevrolet Impala does big car hauling with sports car design flair.
7.6
The 2019 Kia Stinger sets its sights on sleek style and well-tuned ride and handling, and scores a few direct hits against long-standing best-sellers.
6.2
The 2019 Nissan Maxima is a break from the familiar mid-size four-door sedans.
7.0
The 2019 Toyota Avalon takes a hard right into sporty territory to take on rivals from Nissan and Chrysler.
MSRP From     
$33,100$29,570$28,020$32,990$34,050$35,650
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas I4Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
Premium Sedan4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan LS w/1LSBase RWDS 3.5LXLE (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2019 Buick Lacrosse2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2019 Chevrolet Impala2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2019 Kia Stinger2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2019 Nissan Maxima2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2019 Toyota Avalon