Test Driving the 2014 KIA Cadenza in Comfort & Style

By Shannon Gurnee
In Car Review
July 15, 2014

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As a blogger, I have the opportunity to test drive a lot of different cars.  I love driving, so test-driving cars is definitely right up my alley!  I recently got to test-drive one of my favorite cars – the 2014 KIA Cadenza.  Oh my gosh, talk about driving in luxury.  This car rocked!


I was first introduced to the KIA Cadenza at the KIA Classic a little over a year ago.  I remember thinking, “Wow, that is a gorgeous car!  When do I get to drive it?”  I had to wait a little while, but I did get to drive it and it exceeded my expectations.  In fact, I was so sad to give it back, but every good thing comes to an end, right?

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The 2014 KIA Cadenza I got to review was Snow White in color on the exterior and Pearl/Black on the Interior.  It was a hands-down gorgeous, comfortable car!  I loved showing it off to our friends and family and sharing pictures on my social media channels as well! 

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There were a lot of features I really liked about the 2014 KIA Cadenza.  Since I get cold a lot and Frank gets warm a lot, I loved (and took advantage of) the Dual Zone Auto Climate Controls with Air Filtration.  I also used and enjoyed the Heated Front Seats (yes, even with the not-freezing California weather we have).  Speaking of heated, even the back seats were heated, as well as the steering wheel.  Talk about driving and being pampered at the same time!

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We all loved the Panoramic Roof with the Power Sunshade!  The boys thought that was so cool and loved riding around with plenty of room in the back seat of the 2014 KIA Cadenza.  The lighting was great too when driving at night, thanks to the Front LED Positioning Lights and the LED Tail Lights.  Let’s not forget SIRIUS Radio and GPS that’s displayed on an 8” screen.  This car was awesome!!!

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Check out these other features of the 2014 KIA Cadenza:


–       3.3L Direct Injected V6 Engine
–       6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sportmatic
–       Electric Power Steering
–       18” Alloy Wheels


–       Dual Front Advanced Airbags
–       Dual Front and Rear Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
–       Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags
–       Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
–       Traction Control System (TCS)
–       Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
–       Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

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–       Dual Zone Auto Climate Control with Air Filtration
–       Power Windows and Door Locks
–       AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System
–       Infinity Surround Sound Audio System
–       UVO eServices Telematics w/ Rear Camera Display
–       Navigation System w/ 8” Display
–       SIRIUS/XM Satellite Radio w/ free 3-mo. Subscription
–       Leather Seat Trim
–       Heated Front Seats
–       Power Adj. Driver’s Seat w/ Power Lumbar Support
–       Power Front Passenger’s Seat
–       Push Button Start with Smart Key
–       Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters
–       Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters
–       Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror w/ HomeLink
–       Floor and Trunk Mats

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–       Front LED Positioning Lights
–       Front Fog Lights
–       Heated Pwr-Folding Mirrors w/ Turn Signal Indicators
–       Auto Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
–       LED Tail Lights
–       Back-Up Warning System


–       10 Year/100,000 Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty
–       5 Year/60,000 Mile Limited Basic Warranty
–       5 Year/60,000 Mile Roadside Assistance


(In addition to or in place of standard features)

Technology Package:

–       Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC)
–       Blind Spot Detection System (BSD)
–       Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
–       Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
–       Hydrophobic Front Door Windows
–       19” Alloy Wheels

Luxury Package:

–       Panoramic Roof with Power Sunshade
–       HID Headlights w/ Adaptive Lighting System
–       Nappa Leather Seat and Interior Trim
–       Power Driver’s Seat Cushion Extension
–       Ventilated Driver’s Seat
–       Heated Outboard Rear Seats
–       Heated Steering Wheel
–       Supervision Meter Cluster w/ 7” Color LCD
–       Power Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column
–       Integrated Memory System
–       Power Rear Window Sunshade

White Interior Package:

–       White Nappa Leather Seat Trim
–       Premium Headliner Trim

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A big thank you goes to the KIA team for giving my family and me the opportunity to check the awesome 2014 KIA Cadenza!!!  With the 2014 KIA Cadenza, you’ll get 28 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.  The MSRP for the 2014 KIA Cadenza is $41,100 and $41,900 with Inland Freight and Handling.  Be sure to follow KIA on Facebook and Twitter.

The car was offered to test drive for one week to facilitate this review.  
All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

18 Responses to “Test Driving the 2014 KIA Cadenza in Comfort & Style”

  1. mrsshukra says:

    I have not seen an actual Kia Cadenza but it looks impressive!

  2. Debbie L. says:

    The 2014 KIA Cadenza is really a nice looking car. I really like the warranty!

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds like an amazing car. I hear such great things about Kia’s, too!

  4. Terry says:

    We will be looking for another car soon. The one we have now is so great on gas mileage that we really hate to give it up… but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

  5. Dawn says:

    The KIA Cadenza looks gorgeous, and I love all the options that come with it. The airbags are especially great. I love knowing that if I’m ever in an accident, just about every part of the car that could injure me will be covered with an airbag.

  6. aimee fauci says:

    This is something I would love to do. Test drive cars for a few weeks and report back what’s great and not so great about it so other families would know what they were getting or not. We bought a car in Feb and already resold it! So many ‘not so friendly things about it.

  7. Melinda says:

    i’m a fan of KIA. I’ve loved every car I’ve driven

  8. Mickey says:

    That looks like a cute little car! We have way too many kids to fit in it, though. 🙂

  9. This car is just beautiful inside and out! Love all the wonderful features too!

  10. Jaime says:

    I have a good friend who LOVES her Kia. This is a great looking car!

  11. Looks nice and some great features. I love my Kia.

  12. Tami says:

    Now why couldn’t they just give you the car? LOL

    It looks like a pretty sweet ride…lucky you. 🙂

  13. Rosey says:

    Kias are looking so much better to me than they ever have before (inside and out). My daughter-in-law has one and she loves her car!

  14. Pam says:

    What a great looking car. I love all the different features and I love the warranty. I have a friend who is thinking about buying this car and I will make sure she sees this post.

  15. Maria Oller says:

    We are looking for a new car and we recently visited kia motors, right now is our favorite options I love their cars and their pricing is great

  16. Chrysa says:

    What a beautiful car! I have not had a chance to check the Kia Cadenza but I sure will, now! I’m all for the Dual Zone Auto Climate Controls with Air Filtration for the same reason! Thanks for the awesome test drive review.

  17. Thats so awesome you were able to give this a test drive. I love Kia’s because they are much more stylish than they used to be and so much more affordable compared to some makes and models. I have been eyeing this car.

  18. Toni says:

    Kia makes such great vehicles! This is one sporty little car.

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