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2018 Cadenza

MADE FOR Exceeding Expectations

Upscale meets down to earth.


    2018 Kia Cadenza - Design Overview

    Design Overview

    Sleek and simple, yet still boasting a high-class charisma, the Cadenza is every bit an evolution of our iconic design language. Our signature grille is now handsomely concaved and accentuates the vehicle’s upscale presence — the perfect complement to standard LED lighting.

  • Made for Seeing the Light

    2018 Kia Cadenza - Lighting

    Brilliantly Designed

    Get the whole picture with dual-function LED headlights and quad LED fog lights. Plus, the Cadenza sports a stylish Z-shaped lighting signature that makes the amber LED daytime running lights and the LED rear taillights truly unique.

  • Made for Unique Perspectives

    2018 Kia Cadenza - Mirrors

    Reflects Well On You

    Convenience looks incredible when it comes to the available automatic power folding mirrors. Complete with integrated LED turn signal repeaters, these mirrors will help you see and be seen.

  • Made for Every Angle

    2018 Kia Cadenza - Rear Design

    Something To Remember You By

    Whether you’re appreciating the dual exhaust or the rear trunk accents that tie the taillights together, the rear design of the Cadenza is stirring at every glance.

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2018 Kia Cadenza

Made for Staying Connected

The standard Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM systems allow you to play your music, navigate traffic, check your messages and access your favourite apps all with the sound of your voice.3,8,9

2018 Kia Cadenza

Made for A Bird's Eye View

An available 360° camera monitoring system gives a real-time overhead view of the Cadenza’s surroundings, making backing up, parking and manoeuvring a breeze.1

Feature Highlights

  • Wireless Charging

    Wireless Charging

    The 2018 Cadenza offers available wireless charging that effortlessly charges your phone while you’re on the go. Say goodbye to cables.3

  • Heads-up Display

    Heads-up Display

    Keep your eyes on the road. The available heads-up display projects information like speed, navigation route, blind-spot detection and cruise control status directly onto the windshield.

  • Smart Cruise Control

    Advanced Smart Cruise Control

    Having cruise control react to your environment is just smart. If a vehicle ahead of you gets too close, the available smart cruise control slows you down. Once the road is clear, you automatically resume your set speed.1

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking

    Autonomous Emergency Braking

    The available autonomous emergency braking system can intervene automatically, providing full braking assistance, up to a complete stop when possible if it detects a potential collision with a vehicle in front of you.1

  • Active Safety Systems

    Active Safety Systems

    Active safety features like hill-start assist, electronic stability control, and vehicle stability management come standard. They help the Cadenza stay under control when the going gets tough.

  • Airbags


    We’ve got your back — and everything else, for that matter. Dual front airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags and a driver-side knee airbag are ready to respond if necessary. Keeping it all together is high-tensile strength steel, which provides excellent crash protection.

Model Range


2018 Kia Cadenza
  • Power
    290 HP 
  • Seating
  • Fuel Economy

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 


Standard Features
  • Engine
    3.3L GDI V6 
  • Transmission
    8-speed Sportmatic Automatic 
  • Wheels
    18" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • 7-inch display audio
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM smartphone integration
  • Leather seats
  • 10-way power driver seat and 8-way power passenger seat
  • Smart release trunk

Cadenza Premium

2018 Kia Cadenza Premium
  • Power
    290 HP 
  • Seating
  • Fuel Economy

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 

Cadenza Premium

Standard Features
  • Engine
    3.3L GDI V6 
  • Transmission
    8-speed Sportmatic Automatic 
  • Wheels
    18" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Harman Kardon® premium 12-speaker audio system
  • 8” multimedia interface with navigation
  • Blind spot detection
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Air-cooled front seats

Cadenza Limited

2018 Kia Cadenza Limited
  • Power
    290 HP 
  • Seating
  • Fuel Economy

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 

Cadenza Limited

Standard Features
  • Engine
    3.3L GDI V6 
  • Transmission
    8-speed Sportmatic Automatic 
  • Wheels
    19" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • Premium quilted Nappa leather seats
  • 360° camera monitoring system
  • Smart cruise control
  • Autonomous emergency braking system
  • Advanced heads-up display (HUD) system

Exterior Colours

Snow White Pearl

Snow White Pearl (P)


Graphite (M)

Aurora Black

Aurora Black

Pluto Brown

Pluto Brown (M)

M = Metallic
P = Pearl

Interior Colours

Black Leather

Black Leather

Black Quilted Nappa Leather

Black Quilted Nappa Leather


  • FeatureCadenzaPremiumLimited
    18" machined-finish alloy wheels  -
    19" dark satin chrome alloy wheels-- 
    P245/45R18 tires  -
    P245/40R19 tires-- 
    Panoramic sunroof-  
    Smart high beam assist-- 
    LED headlights (auto-levelling)   
    LED daytime running lights (bar type)   
    LED light bar tail lights   
    LED fog lights   
    LED sideview mirror signal repeaters   
    Heated sideview mirrors   
    Power folding sideview mirrors-  
    Body coloured sideview mirrors   
    Windshield wiper de-icer   
    Rain sensing wipers-  
    Solar glass   
    Sound reducing front windshield-  
    Sound reducing front side door glass-  
    Chrome door handles   
    Integrated dual exhaust   
    Splash guards   
    Checkmark icon = Standard- = Not available
  • FeatureCadenzaPremiumLimited
    Air conditioning   
    Dual-zone automatic climate control   
    Automatic defog system   
    Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity3,4   
    AM/FM/MP3/satellite radio5   
    7" Display Audio --
    8" multimedia interface with navigation2-  
    Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM smartphone integration3,8,9   
    8 speakers --
    Harman Kardon® premium 12-speaker audio system6-  
    7-inch Supervision LCD/TFT instrument cluster-  
    Low washer fluid lamp   
    Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)   
    Advanced heads-up display (HUD) system-- 
    Smart Key with push-button start   
    Automatic headlights   
    Escort headlights   
    Tilt and telescopic steering column --
    Power tilt and telescopic steering column-  
    Trip computer   
    Auto-dimming rearview mirror   
    HomeLink® system6-  
    Power windows   
    Power door locks   
    Steering wheel-mounted audio controls   
    Steering wheel-mounted cruise control   
    Advanced smart cruise control (ASCC)1-- 
    Obstacle-detecting front windows   
    Illuminated vanity mirrors   
    LED interior mood lighting-  
    Wireless phone charger2-- 
    Smart release trunk  -
    Power open and close trunk (Smart open)-- 
    AUX and USB input ports   
    12V power outlets   
    Electronic parking brake-- 
    Power rear sunshade blind-  
    Integrated rear door sunshades-  
    Drive Mode Select (Eco/Comfort/Sport/Smart)   
    Checkmark icon = Standard- = Not available
  • FeatureCadenzaPremiumLimited
    Leather seats  -
    Premium quilted Nappa leather interior-- 
    Heated front seats   
    Heated rear seats-  
    Air-cooled front seats-  
    10-way power adjustable driver's seat with 2-way lumbar support --
    8-way power adjustable passenger seat   
    12-way power adjustable driver's seat with 4-way lumbar support-  
    Power driver’s seat-cushion extension-  
    2-way power adjustable passenger seat lumbar support-  
    Driver’s seat memory function-  
    Heated steering wheel   
    Leather-wrapped steering wheel   
    Leather-wrapped shift knob   
    Checkmark icon = Standard- = Not available
  • FeatureCadenzaPremiumLimited
    Dual advanced front airbags   
    Dual front side-mounted impact airbags   
    Dual rear seat-mounted side airbags   
    Dual side curtain airbags   
    Driver's side knee airbag   
    4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)   
    Hill-assist control (HAC)   
    Electronic stability control (ESC)   
    Vehicle stability management (VSM)   
    Rearview backup camera1   
    Blind spot detection (BSD)1- -
    Smart blind spot detection1-- 
    Rear cross traffic alert (RCTA)1-  
    Rear parking sensors1-  
    360° camera monitoring system1-- 
    Autonomous emergency braking system1-- 
    Lane departure warning system1-- 
    Checkmark icon = Standard- = Not available


  • Mechanical
    3.3L, GDI, V6, all aluminum
    Valve Train
    DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, Dual-Cam Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
    290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
    253 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm
    Variable Intake System (VIS)
    Compression Ratio
    Fuel Management
    Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
    8-speed Sportmatic automatic
  • Body
    Front engine, front wheel drive
    Body Type
    Steel unibody
    Front Suspension
    Independent, MacPherson struts and gas shock absorber with dynamic dampers
    Rear Suspension
    Independent, multi-link configuration with gas shock absorbers
    Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Brakes
    4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS);
    Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD);
    Brake Assist System (BAS)
    320mm (12.6 in.) vented disc
    302mm (11.9 in.) solid disc


  • Dimensions
    2,855mm (112 in.)
    4,970mm (196.7 in.)
    1,870mm (73.6 in.)
    1,470mm (57.9 in.)
    Head Room(Front)
    1,020mm (40.1 in.)
    Head Room (with Sunroof)(Front)
    977mm (38.5 in.)
    Head Room(Rear)
    962mm (37.8 in.)
    Head Room (with Sunroof)(Rear)
    955mm (37.6 in.)
    Shoulder Room(Front)
    1,482mm (58.3 in.)
    Shoulder Room(Rear)
    1,435mm (56.5 in.)
    Leg Room(Front)
    1,155mm (45.5 in.)
    Leg Room(Rear)
    945mm (37.2 in.)
    Hip Room(Front)
    1,436mm (56.5 in.)
    Hip Room(Rear)
    1,431mm (56.3 in.)
  • Capacities
    Interior Volume
    3,050 L (107.7 cu. ft.)
    Cargo Capacity
    452 L (16 cu. ft.)
    Fuel Tank Capacity
    70 L
  • Weight
    18" Wheels19" Wheels
    Curb Weight
    1,648 - 1,691 kg (3,633 - 3,728 lbs.)1,710 - 1,723 kg (3,770 - 3,799 lbs.)


  1. Please note that your vehicle may not be equipped with all features described. This also applies to safety-related systems and functions. None of the features we describe are intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving and are not a substitute for safe driving practices. Some features may have technological limitations. For additional information regarding the various features, including their limitations and restrictions, please refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual.
  2. When equipped with the navigation system, French voice commands may be limited.
  3. Compatible smartphone required. Data rates may apply, please check with your wireless service provider. For wireless charging, certain smartphones may require a wireless charging-compatible case.
  4. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. A compatible Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled cell phone is required to use Bluetooth hands-free wireless technology.
  5. SiriusXM® satellite radio service includes 3 month trial and is available in the 10 provinces and three territories of Canada, and the 48 contiguous states of the U.S. Monthly subscription sold separately after three trial months.
  6. Harman Kardon® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
  7. HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc.
  8. Apple, the Apple logo, CarPlay, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
  9. Google, Google Play, Google Maps, and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc. Google Maps ©2017 Google.