2020 Kia Cadenza vs. Its Competition

2020 Kia Cadenza
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The large sedan market is dwindling, but there are still some established players to be found.

The Chevrolet Impala has been around for a generation (of vehicles, at least), but still offers plenty of space and impressive value.

Dodge’s muscle-minded Charger has rear-wheel-drive moves and offers something a bit different than the traditional large sedan.

Kia’s own Stinger is a handsome and fun liftback, but can get pricey for the model you want.

The Nissan Maxima is refreshed and offers better features, but still lacks the four-door sports car feel of yore.

Finally, the Toyota Avalon is the big dog in this segment with its bold styling, great reliability, and hybrid option.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2020 Kia Cadenza is visually sharpened and features an improved infotainment system and options list.
6.3
The Charger may be old, but it’s still a charmer, and can pull double duty as a sedate highway cruiser or a drag strip monster.
7.6
The 2020 Kia Stinger delivers a rare ride-and-handling balance and ample acceleration in a crisp, practical body.
6.5
The 2020 Nissan Maxima is a handsome, relatively sporty sedan in an era when fewer people than ever are interested in one.
7.0
The 2020 Toyota Avalon works best as a stylish, comfortable cruiser, and not as a wannabe sports sedan.
MSRP From     
N/A$31,620$29,895$33,090$34,250$35,875
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AGas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
N/ALarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
N/A4-Door Sedan LT w/1LTSXT RWDGT-Line RWDS 3.5LXLE (Natl)
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
N/AAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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