The 2015 Kia Cadenza K7 Hybrid is a significant improvement over he previous edition which premiered in US market last year. This car shares a lot of components from the cousin Hyundai Azera and proves to be quality sedan that ensures high level of comfort.
2015 Kia Cadenza K7 Hybrid Design
The large proportions of this car makes it look bold and athletic. In profile view, the shear size of this car gives a sense of luxury. Upfront, the tiger nose grill along with the sharp head lamps gives this car a an aggressive feel. The lines and creases are kept very simple which make this car look elegant and subtle. At the back, the prominent head lamps and the twin exhaust pipes gives this car a sporty character.
This sedan is powered by a 3.3 litre V6 engine that churns out 293 horsepower and 255 foot pounds of torque. This all aluminium engine block is equipped with modern technology like dual variable timing, direct injection, triple stage variable induction to produce maximum output while keeping the car as economical as possible. The power is sent to the front wheels via a seven speed dual clutch transmission. Though this transmission is not lightening fast, but it handles torque effectively managing both power and fuel efficiency. Steering mounted paddle shifters can also be used to change the gears manually when required.
This car although is not a proper sports sedan, but it offers decent performance and will not be left disappointed at any moment. The engine has enough grunt to propel this 3,800 pound car from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The car is capable of reaching quarter mile in about 15 seconds and has a top speed of 154 mph. Despite these performance figures, the car manages to achieve a respectable fuel economy and returns a 23 mpg economy.
The P 245/45 V R18 tyres offer sufficient grip and helps in ironing out potholes and uneven surfaces providing a comfortable ride.
Step inside the cabin and you are welcomes by a very modern looking dashboard which makes use of high quality soft touch plastics and wood grain materials. The fit and finish is top notch, and there is ample headroom and leg space for both the seating rows. The seats offer sufficient lumbar support making it very comfortable for long journeys.
The instrument cluster based on twin cluster design is well spaced and easy to read. On the dashboard sits a 8 inch infotainment display which displays all the essential information. The instrument cluster is very well laid and follows cockpit styling.
To make the journey more comfortable for the customer, this car comes with many luxury features. It comes in only one trim option called PREMIUM which is equipped with panoramic sunroof, active lighting system, heated rear outboard seats, ventilated drivers seat, steering mounted controls, power adjustable steering column, heated steering wheel, smart cruise control etc.
To make the ride more safe, this car comes with an array of safety features that includes blind spot detection system, 8 airbags, backup camera, lane change warning system, ABS, traction control, stability control, tire pressure monitor, day tie running lights etc.
The 2015 Kia Cadenza K7 Hybrid is a great car which offers premium cabin quality and a comfortable ride. This car comes with a 60,000 miles or 5 years warranty, and priced at around 35,000 USD, this car proves to be great value for money package.