2017 Kia Cadenza – Release Date, Specs & Info

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.

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.

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.

Specifications

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

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

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2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, headlights and alloy wheels

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2017 Kia Cadenza interior, gear shift knob

2017 Kia Cadenza interior

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2017 Kia K900 – Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Kia K900 offers plenty of reasons why buyers shopping in the large luxury sedan should check it out. It is a large luxury sedan that is competitively priced and offers features such as a generous interior space, a strong V8 engine, a generous warranty coverage, old-school luxury-ride manners, ample power, and princely features for the money. The Kia K900 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall.

2017 Kia K900 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Kia has managed to include a winning formula in one 2017 Kia K900 package: ample space, a strong powertrain, a serene ride quality, and abundant features. Here is the catch – all this for a bargain price – how cool is that! Here, the bargain price is set at $49,000 – it might not be as cool as you think but it is in this class of cars.

2017 Kia K900 rear view, taillights, badges and tailpipe

In return for this price, which is pretty much for a Kia branded car, the 2017 Kia K900 comes with a wealth of features splattered everywhere on several of its vehicular facets. There’s lots of practicality here. Both the passenger space ad cargo volume are abundant thanks to the relatively huge footprints. The amount of technologies it offers is simply amazing and nothing else on the market today offers that much for that price point.

2017 Kia K900 front angle, headlights and grille

It is supremely comfortable and does a good job of isolating its occupants from the rigors of a road trip. But even with such a magnificent 2017 Kia K900 interior packaged with all the bells and whistles Kia could get its hands on.  There’re several reasons however why German vehicles are pricier.

2017 Kia K900 spy shots

The 2017 Kia K900 plays in a court that is different from its league, one with all the stars such the BMW 7 Series, 2017 Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and E-Class, Audi A6, and the Lexus LS 460. Besides the brand perception, each of this brand is superior in terms of interior quality, overall refinement, feature content, driving dynamics, and performance. Just book a test drive with any of these vehicles and compare the ride quality with the K900 and you’ll quickly realize why there is a price difference.

2017 Kia K900 Release Date & Price

2017 Kia K900 release date

Speculations are rife within and without the industry that the K900 release is slated for the fall. We couldn’t reach Kia for a comment as the information is regarded as ‘sensitive’ at the moment. Pricing is yet to be announced, but insider rumors allege the vehicle will most likely go for sale at the same price point as the existing model that costs $49,000.

2017 Kia K900 Review of Trims

2017 Kia K900 side view, black color, alloy wheels and taillights

Three trims, as of this writing, are available for the Kia K900: Luxury V6, Premium V6, and the Luxury V8.

Exterior Kia K900 colors: Bright Silver Pearl, Aurora Black Pearl, Snow White Pearl, and Mineral Silver. Additions can be expected on the palette on its release date.

2017 Kia K900 Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Kia K900 interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Some of the standard accessories available for the Premium V6 model include a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, automatic xenon headlights, a hands-free power trunk lid, keyless entry and ignition, automatic wipers, eighteen-inch wheels auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, and LED running lights and foglights. Inside, you get a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a power rear sunshade, a 9.2” central infotainment display, a media player interface, a CD player, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, heated outboard rear seats, eight-way power front seats, leather upholstery, and an automatic three-zone climate control.

2017 Kia K900 interior, leather seats

The Luxury V6 adds a heated steering wheel, an upgraded leather upholstery, an upgraded gear shifter, a heated steering wheel, and wood interior trim. the Luxury V8, besides offering a more powerful engine, also offers a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a credit-card sized key fob, a surround-view parking camera system, a bigger engine, lane-departure warning system, LED headlights, and nineteen-inch wheels. Options include a simulated suede headliner, adaptive cruise control, adjustable lumbar and sleeper headrests, a four-way passenger lumbar, and a heads-up display.

Specifications

2017 Kia K900 autoshow, front view, silver color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 11.9 in. (119.9 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 8.6 in. (200.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.8 in. (74.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 111 ft³
Cargo volume: 16 ft³
Curb weight: 4376 lbs.
Top Speed: 150 mph
0-60: 5,7 sec
MPG: 15/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aurora Black Pearl, Bright Silver, Snow White Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Kia K900 Engine Specs

2017 Kia K900 engine

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Kia K900 is a 311-horsepower – generating 3.8L V6 engine that comes hitched to an eight-speed automatic transmission system. RWD system is the standard drive system.

The 2017 Kia K900 Luxury V8 gets a 5.0L V8 engine able to generate 420 horsepower and 376 pounds-feet of torque. Fuel economy is estimated to be 15/23/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined by the EPA.

Gallery – photos

2017 Kia K900 auto show, red color, front view, heaqdlights and alloy wheels

2017 Kia K900 exterior, front view, grille and badges

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2017 Kia K900 side view, white color, alloy wheels

2017 Kia K900 auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Kia K900 front angle, grille and headlights

2017 Kia K900 auto show, side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Kia K900 interior, leather back seats

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2017 Kia K900 trunk, cargo space

2017 Kia Soul Release Date, Review and Specs

For an urban commuter, the new 2017 Kia Soul seems to be an excellent choice granted its extensive feature content, funky styling, and impressive road demeanor. It is also a superb alternative to a small crossover given its abilities. Read on to know more of what the newly updated Kia Soul 2017 really is about. Its release date is slated for this fall, albeit no credible confirmations have been made this far.

2017 Kia Soul front angle, hedlights and grile

These features will make you completely sold out on the 2017 Kia Soul: excellent crash test scores, a boatload of available standard features, ample passenger and cargo space, and an attractive cabin with user-friendly controls.

2017 Kia Soul rear angle tailpipe and taillights

The Kia Soul is hard to categorize as it sits on the edge of both the tall hatchbacks and compact crossovers’ segment. It offer very unique qualities that very few cars in its class can boasts about. It is now the soul carrier of the squared torch that has been passed down by the dearly departed Nissan Cube and Sion xB. But for how long will the Kia Soul remain in existence? You ask, especially give the meteoric rise of compact and subcompact crossovers which apparently sound a death knell for tall, boxy wagons. Only time will tell, we respond.

2017 Kia Soul front view, silver color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Given its dimensions, the new 2017 Kia Soul offers ample passenger and cargo space. Both legroom- and headroom are copious even for tall occupants regardless of the seating position – front or back. The existing model offers modest cargo space, but rumor has it that the upcoming 2017 model has rectified this gripe and buyers should look forward to an abundant cargo volume.

2017 Kia Soul exterior, rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Kia Soul interior, besides the space, offers a sheer volume of standard features and options. However, the price tag may increase exponentially if you specify features such as ventilated front seats, and premium leather upholstery. There’re several flipsides, however. Larger wheels offer a rough-and tumble ride quality, the fuel economy ratings are rather so-so, and the interior refinement is rather mediocre relative to the available competition.

2017 Kia Soul front view, exterior, green color, headlights and grille

As such, it’d be a prudent choice to check what else is out there before making a decision. They include the 2017 Honda HR-V, Volkswagen SportWagen, Mazda 3 2017, and the Ford Focus.

2017 Kia Soul rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Kia Soul Release Date & Price

Credible sources within and without the industry allege the new model should be expected sometime this fall. Pricing details are also yet to be made available by the South Korean marque, but all indications are that the price tag won’t increase much from the existing model’s whose base Kia Soul wagon retails at $15,900.

2017 Kia Soul release date

2017 Kia Soul Changes on Interior & Exterior

Three trims are available: base, Plus (+), and Exclaim (!). Exterior Kia Soul colors: Clear White, Shadow Black, Alien II, Bright Silver, Inferno Red, and Fathom Blue. You can expect modest changes on its release date.

2017 Kia Soul red color, grille and headlights

Some of the standard accessories available on the base model include a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, an auxiliary audio jack, cloth upholstery, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, a rear privacy glass, a 4.3” touchscreen display, automatic headlights, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, folding rear seatbacks, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, driver-selectable steering settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite and HD radio, a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, and a rearview camera.

2017 Kia Soul interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

Springing for the Soul Plus mode gets you a fold-down rear-seat armrest, a cargo cover, seventeen-inch wheels, a 12-V power outlet, upgraded cloth upholstery, cruise control, a gloss black grille, and automatic climate control. Options available include a premium eight-speaker Infiniti audio system, an eight-inch touchscreen display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, simulated leather cabin trim, and upgraded interior accents.

2017 Kia Soul interior, side view, leather seats

The 2017 Kia Soul! offers features such as a leather upholstery, power lumbar support, chrome interior accents, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, body-colored fascia accents, and xenon headlights.

2017 Kia Soul interior

2017 Kia Soul Engine Specs

The standard engine is a 1.6L four-cylinder engine offering 130 horsepower and 118 lbs. ft. of torque. The front wheel drive system is configured to receive power from either the standard six-speed manual transmission or the optional six-speed automatic.

2017 Kia Soul engine

The Kia Soul+ and ! models come with a 164-horsepower – generating 2.0L four-cylinder that EPA rates at 24/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined for fuel economy.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 5.2 in. (101.2 in. in
Length: 13 ft. 7 in. (163 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.9 in. (70.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 101 ft³
Cargo volume: 24.2 ft³
Curb weight: 2744 lbs
Top Speed: 115 mph
0-60: 9,1 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Clear White, Shadow Black, Alien II, Bright Silver, Inferno Red, and Fathom Blue
Towing Capacity: N/A

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2017 Kia Soul front angle headlights and grille

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2017 Kia Soul rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Kia Soul silver color, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Kia Soul blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Kia Soul exterior, rear angle

2017 Kia Soul interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob

2017 Kia Soul trunk

New 2017 Kia Sportage Release Date and Info

Often times, it’s hard to find style and versatility bundled together. The 2017 Kia Sportage however delivers on both counts. Furthermore, it comes with an impressive feature set that includes a smooth ride quality, nimble-feel around turns, an attractive dashboard layout, and a voluminous passenger and cargo space. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.

2017 Kia Sportage exterior, side view, alloy wheels

The new 2017 Kia Sportage was unveiled during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show by Kia Motors America. It enters its fourth generation in style by offering an all-rounded approach defined by the aforementioned features plus advanced driver assistance technologies, stiffer body structure, contemporary design, enhanced steering and suspension, and an available intelligent AWD system. As if that’s not enough, the 2017 Sportage still comes with a world-class craftsmanship, and premium materials.

This is what vice president, product planning KMA, Orth Hedrick, had to say, “The new Sportage perfectly balances thoughtful design and functionalities with a European and sporty styling thereby making it a stand out in its class. Instead of bland utility, the new model blends features such as a turbocharged engine, premium materials, and a design to kill for.”

2017 Kia Sportage rear view, white color, taillights and badges

The 2017 Sportage interior is feature laden and features an impressive level of craftsmanship. It is spacious, luxurious, and is offered with plenty of technologies for connectivity, convenience, and infotainment. The exterior also gains some much-needed changes. For one, the dimensions have increased over the existing model. To wit, the length has increased to 176.4 inches, and the wheelbase to 105.1 inches. The width and height however remain unchanged.

2017 Kia Sportage spy shots

What about the performance updates – you ask! Well, updates to the drivetrain have brought about enhanced performance and efficiency. Two engines are offered: a 2.4L four-cylinder and a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder. The 2.4L mill is equipped under the hoods of the 2017 Sportage LX and EX and produces 181 horsepower and 175 lbs. ft. of torque, while the turbo is offered for the top-of-the-line 2017 Sportage SX Turbo and offers 240 horsepower.

2017 Kia Sportage exterior, overhead view

If there’s one thing that still holds back the Sportage is its so-so fuel economy ratings. See, with a competition that includes all-rounded rivals such as the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4, the 2017 Kia Sportage finds itself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to fuel efficiency. Matters are also compounded by its meagre cargo capacity limited to just 60.1 cu. ft. compared to RAV4’s and CRV’s 73.3 cu. ft. and 70.9 cu. ft. respectively. But for someone who can live with those shortcomings, there’re bountiful of other things to love about the 2017 Kia Sportage.

Rivals include the 2017 Rav4, 2017 Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and the 2016 Mazda CX-5. And having read what the Sportage offers, the least you could do is to take it for a test drive – at least to get a feel of what you’ll be missing out on if you decide to get one of its rivals instead.

2017 Kia Sportage Release Date & Price

2017 Kia Sportage release date

While sources are split on when its release date will take place – our best guess is early 2017 – its pricing info has already been announced. Here’re the MSRP details: 2017 Kia Sportage SX – $34,000, Sportage LX – $22,990, and the Sportage EX – $27,000.

2017 Kia Sportage Exterior

2017 Kia Sportage front angle, headlights and grille

Although changes are everywhere, the most distinct ones are available up front. The hallmark “tiger-nose” grille detailing resides vertically in the front fascia, the hood is sharply detailed, and the headlights are positioned higher than before. The engine cooling has been enhanced by the enlarged lower front clip.

2017 Kia Sportage rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

As previously mentioned, the wheelbase and the length dimensions have been stretched a bit over the existing models. And even despite the enlarged dimensions, the Sportage still remains instantly recognizable.

Exterior colors remain unchanged over the existing model.

2017 Kia Sportage Interior

2017 Kia Sportage interior, steering wheel and gear shift knob

Standard accessories to expect include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a five-inch touchscreen display. In depth detailing of the interior spec sheet will be available on its release date.

2017 Kia Sportage interior, front and back leather seats

Available Trims

Three trims are available: Sportage LX, Sportage EX, and Sportage SX Turbo.

Engine Specs

2017 Kia Sportage engine

Motivation is offered by a 181 horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder; and a 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. A front-wheel drive system and a six-speed automatic transmission system are offered by default, while the AWD is available as an option. Fuel economy ratings as provided by the EPA for the Sportage LX stands at 26 mpg for combined city/highway cruising.

Specifications

2017 Kia Sportage exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 105.1in
Length: 14 ft. 8.4 in. (176.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 98 ft³
Cargo volume: 31 ft³
Curb weight: 3596 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 6.9 sec
MPG: 22/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Clear White, Black Cherry, Mineral Silver, Sparkling Silver, Burnished Copper, Hyper Red, Black Cherry, Pacific Blue…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs

Safety

2017 Kia Sportage safety, airbags

Enabling top-notch safety for the Kia Sportage 2017 are a myriad of safety features that include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning System, Bi-HID headlights, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Crash Impact assessment by the IIHS and the NHTSA is ongoing.

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2017 Kia Sportage exterior, blue color, headlights, grille and badges

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2017 Kia Sportage exterior, orange color, headlights and grille

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2017 Kia Sportage exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Kia Sportage trunk and cargo space

2017 Kia Sportage interior, dashboard and lcd screen

2017 Kia Sportage interior, leather front seats