2017 Kia Cadenza – Release Date, Specs & Info

2017 Kia Cadenza review

The new 2017 Kia Cadenza is a modern full-size sedan that offers everything you’d expect in a modern vehicle of its class. It comes equipped with a long warranty coverage, generous standard features, a strong V6 engine, easy-to-use electronics interface, and an upscale interior chock full of top-notch amenities. The Kia Cadenza 2017 release date should be expected this fall, at least according to latest industry pundits’ reports.

2017 Kia Cadenza side angle, aloy wheels

Akin to everything else in life, we expect much more from what was offered by their predecessors. Today, we demand more features and equipment without any comprise on the level of quality. The 2017 Kia Cadenza meets this qualities and even goes ahead to offer upscale feature that we’d normally find in luxury vehicles.

2017 Kia Cadenza rear view, taillights and badges

For a competitive price vantage offered for the base Cadenza, you get an even more sweetened deal that is graced by features such as a pleasant and quiet ride quality, a strong V6 engine, nifty safety features, and an easy-to-operate infotainment system. A long warranty coverage is also offered. Opting for the top-of-the-line models furthers the appealing attitude of the Cadenza as the vehicles come laden with state-of-the-art amenities.

2017 Kia Cadenza spy shots

Serious nitpicking has only yielded a couple of drawbacks which are quickly overshadowed by the dizzying amount of features available. The Cadenza lacks any fuel-efficient engine, an AWD option isn’t available, and the cargo volume is rather modest in conventional comparison. As such, it’d be judicious to check what else is out there before making a decision. Rivals include the “A” rated Toyota Avalon, Chrysler 300, Volkswagen Passat, Chevrolet Impala, and Hyundai Azera. Both the Hyundai Azera and the Chevrolet Impala have been redesigned for this year.

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2017 Kia Cadenza Release Date & Price

2017 Kia Cadenza release date

Rumors allege the new Kia Cadenza should be expected sometime this fall. Pricing is yet to be confirmed, but we don’t expect the base price that currently stands at $32,990 to change significantly. Leasing will also be an option. The Cadenza brochure and owners-manual can be found on Lia online platforms.

2017 Kia Cadenza Changes on Interior & Exterior

2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, interior, dashboard,lcd screen

Three trims are offered for the 2017 Kia Cadenza: Limited, Premium, and the base model. Exterior Kia Cadenza colors: Silky Silver Metallic, Aurora Black Pearl, Snow White Pearl, and Platinum Graphite. The palette can however change a bit on its release date.

2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

Some of the standard accessories available for the base Cadenza model include a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, heated front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, Uvo voice command system, heated front seats, a universal garage door opener, keyless entry and ignition, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, leather upholstery, a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat, an eight-speaker Infiniti audio system, wood interior trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, auto-levelling headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated mirrors.

2017 Kia Cadenza interior, leather back seats

Upgrading to the Kia Cadenza Premium model gets you features such as automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, wood trim, paddle shifters, and puddle lamps. Options offered by the Luxury Plus and the Technology packages for the Premium trim model includes a heated power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a power rear sunshade, an electronic parking brake, an upgraded leather upholstery, a power rear sunshade, a lane-departure warning system, heated outboard seats, ventilated front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, adaptive HID headlights, driver seat memory functions, and adaptive cruise control.

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2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Kia Cadenza Limited is the top-of-the-line model that comes with features such as a USB port, LED foglights, a surround-view camera, LED interior lighting, additional chrome and wood trim accents, and a unique grille.


2017 Kia Cadenza exterior, white color, headlights, grille and badges

Wheelbase: 112 in
Length: 195.7 in
Width: 72.8 in
Passenger volume: 106.8 ft³
Cargo volume: 15.9 ft³
Curb weight: 3670 lbs
Top Speed: 154 mph
0-60: 6,2 sec
MPG: 19/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aurora Black Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Snow White Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Kia Cadenza Engine Specs

2017 Kia Cadenza engine

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Kia Cadenza is a 3.3L V6 engine hitched to a six-speed automatic transmission system that sends the power generated – 293 horsepower and 255 lbs. ft. of torque – to the front wheels.

The EPA estimates the vehicle to achieve a combined city/highway driving fuel economy rating of around 22 mpg.

Some of the safety features available include front and rear parking sensors, hill-hold assist, traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a surround-view camera, a lane-departure warning, front and rear side airbags, a rearview camera, and full-length side curtain airbags.

Gallery – photos

2017 Kia Cadenza front view, exterior, grille and badges

2017 Kia Cadenza exterior, rear view, tailpipe

2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, white color, front view, grille

2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, black color, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Kia Cadenzaauto show, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Kia Cadenza interior, steering wheel, dashboard

2017 Kia Cadenza interior, gear shift knob

2017 Kia Cadenza interior

2017 Kia Cadenza interior, sideview