The Cadenza is to Kia what the Azera is to Hyundai. Or the Avalon is to Toyota. In other words, it’s a large and quiet front-wheel-drive sedan with a plush ride, an opulent interior, and a huge back seat. If you’re 6-foot-4, you can sit comfortably in the back of these cars. Really.
For 2017, there’s an all-new Cadenza, a slightly wider and lower second-generation car that has been improved in everything from its stronger and lighter chassis to its handsome styling, which still bears a strong family resemblance to the popular Optima and features what Kia calls a “tiger nose” grille. Even if you struggle to see that tiger, we hope this Autobytel test and review of the 2017 Kia Cadenza provides you with a clear picture of this big Korean-built family sedan.