I was provided with a 2014 Kia Cadenza for review purposes. All opinions are my own!
When we took our trip to Atlanta earlier this year we needed a car to get us around and I was so thankful that I was given a 2014 Kia Cadenza to try out. The Cadenza is Kia’s newest model and with a slogan of “there are no compromises” I was eager to put it to the test. Life is full of compromises, or so I’ve been told, and even with car buying there comes some compromise so there couldn’t really be a car that offers no compromise, right??
We arrived in Atlanta and once our ride pulled up I was already impressed. The Cadenza is sleek, sporty, modern, and an all around an eye catcher. The newly designed alloy wheels give the Cadenza a sporty and luxurious appearance and the chrome moldings pop in the light to give it that luxurious look and draw all eyes to it with it’s shine.
The inside of the Cadenza screams luxury with it’s sleek center console. An amazing sound system combined with Radio + CDP + MP3 offers owners a sound system that doesn’t need to be upgraded. You can easily switch from radio, to cd, to mp3, to satellite radio with the click of a button or tap of a screen and you can easily stream your AUX, USB or iPod device with the built-in audio streaming. The 12-speaker premium sound system is loud, clear, and just what I like in a car. I always have the radio on in the car and am a big music lover, so a good sound system that I can use all my devices on is a must.
While we were in Atlanta it was freezing. I almost thought we were back in Colorado that it was so cold and the heated seats definitely came in handy along with the heated steering wheel. Yes folks, the Cadenza has a heated steering wheel. Talk about a nice treat having my butt and hands nice and toasty warm. Not only does the Cadenza offer heated seats in the front, but it has them in the back as well. I don’t think I’ve been in a car that has back heated seats and that gave the Cadenza some bonus points. Along with the heated features the Cadenza offers rain sensors that automatically trigger the windshield wipers when rain drops are detected and an auto defog system that detects any condensation inside of the front windshield and automatically turn on the defogger.
The Cadenza has some high tech features with the blind spot detector, front and rear parking assist system, xenon headlights with adaptive front lightening system, advanced cruise smart control, and remote control paddle shifters. All of these features make driving safer for you so you can focus on the road. The Cadenza is also very spacious. We fit 2 car seats in the back with no issues and a small adult or child would be able to fit back there as well and the hubs and I were very comfy up in the front. The trunk was also very spacious and I was able to fit a big stroller, medium and small suitcases, and duffle bag in there.
The Cadenza meets all my needs as a mom always on the go. It has everything I look for in a car and I have to say it passes the no compromise challenge. I want a car that is spacious and has a big trunk, has a good sound system, offers the newest features, is affordable, and gets good gas milage (the Cadenza gets 19 city, 28 highway, and 22 combined). The Cadenza meets all of those compromises and I can honestly say that there is nothing I would be compromising on if we were to purchase the Cadenza. With a price tag starting at $35,100 for a car that not only screams luxury, but offers it the Cadenza is a great buy!