Kia Cadenza Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Kia Cadenza Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2019 2019 Kia Cadenza 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2018 2018 Kia Cadenza 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2017 2017 Kia Cadenza 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2016 2016 Kia Cadenza 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2015 2015 Kia Cadenza 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2014 2014 Kia Cadenza 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Kia has manufactured models of Cadenza for 6 years. They average 22.5 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2019 Cadenza above average at 23 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2019 Cadenza to be $1,700 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $1,250 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Cadenza consumes about 14 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Cadenza emits 386 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 5,790,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 276 trees would offset these emissions. The Cadenza does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2019 Kia Cadenza 23 27 20
2018 Kia Cadenza 23 28 20
2017 Kia Cadenza 23 28 20
2016 Kia Cadenza 22 28 19
2015 Kia Cadenza 22 28 19
2014 Kia Cadenza 22 28 19

MPG breakdown by model options

The Kia Cadenza has 6 different model options on record with the EPA since 2014. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2019 4-dr, Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 23 27 20
2018 4-dr, Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 23 28 20
2017 4-dr, Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 23 28 20
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 22 28 19
2015 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 22 28 19
2014 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 22 28 19