2015 Kia Cadenza Preview


The 2015 Kia Cadenza is the Korean manufacturer’s luxury full-size sedan that sits just above the Optima and offers up the right amount of amenities to put it there. With plenty of seating and storage space and a modern look, the Cadenza has plenty on offer at an affordable price.


While pricing is good for the luxuries you get in this Kia, it might still seem a lot to some to pay for a Kia. Their name is their biggest flaw at this point. Also, the V6, which carries over from last year’s model, can be quite thirsty.

2015 Kia Cadenza Price and Fuel Economy: Pricing for the 2015 Kia Cadenza is slightly up from last year’s model, starting at $39,480 for the base model (up just over $100 from last year). For the top-of-the-line Cadenza Premium model pricing starts at $46,880.
As the engine specs carryover from last year, the fuel economy numbers also remain the same at 12.7L/100km in the city and 8.4L/100km on the highway.
Improvements and Changes: No major changes were made to the 2015 Kia Cadenza over last year’s model.


Again, this hasn’t changed since the 2014 model and remains as a 3.3L V6 DOHC powerplant that’s good for 293 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. Power is pushed out the front wheels, and a 6-speed automatic transmission is the only way to control it.

Cargo Capacity:

The 2015 Kia Cadenza offers up decent legroom in the front and back, along with 451 litres of trunk space. Of note: The rear seats cannot be folded down and only a passthru is offered for skies and/or other longer items.

The 2015 Kia Cadenza features a 70L gas tank.


The 2015 Kia Cadenza comes standard with all the necessary safety features including driver and passenger airbags, traction and stability control, as well as an alarm and anti-theft system. There are also electronic safety systems such as blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, smart cruise control (found on Cadenza Premium).
Comparing the 2015 Kia Cadenza: Chevrolet Impala, Buick Lacrosse, Dodge Charger, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima.