Vehicle Overview from Edmunds.com
Edmunds.com 2011 Kia Cadenza Overview
We weren't sad to see the Kia Amanti ride off into the sunset. Its odd styling, floaty suspension and lack of refinement did little to endear it to American buyers. Its replacement, the 2011 Kia Cadenza, on the other hand, has piqued our curiosity, especially in the wake of several new Kia models that have impressed us. Styling, both inside and out, is a vast improvement over the outgoing Amanti. We expect the drivetrain to make significant strides forward, too. Globally, the Cadenza is offered with engine choices that range from a 162-horsepower four-cylinder to a 286-hp V6. We're currently unsure which power plants will be available to U.S. customers, but expect the V6 will make it stateside when the Cadenza goes on sale late this year. We also count on a six-speed automatic to be the sole transmission choice. We've yet to drive the 2011 Kia Cadenza, but check back later in the year for a full review.