Comparison - Kia Cadenza Premium 2018 - vs - Lexus IS 350 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
32,290
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
43,995
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
17.40gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Kia Cadenza has matured greatly, and offers exceptional room and polish.

Pros
Premium cabin
Quiet, hushed driving
Lots of storage space
Big back seat
Simple infotainment system

Cons
Evolutionary styling
Middling gas mileage
Rivals have sharper handling
Base model lacks safety tech

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Cadenza ranked #3 in Large Cars. Currently the Kia Cadenza has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 20 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale cabin
Lots of features

Cons
Touch screen unresponsive at times
Below-average trunk space

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018, the Cadenza is essentially unchanged. There's only a minor rejiggering of feature content: Namely, the Luxury package now includes a panoramic sunroof and interior LED lighting.

PROS
Well-equipped for the price, especially in the base Premium trim
Vast amount of legroom allows all passengers to stretch out
Generous warranty coverage
Lots of available advanced safety features

CONS
From acceleration to handling, the Cadenza isn't much fun to drive
Trunk is smaller than rivals, and rear seats don't fold down
The ride isn't as composed as in segment leaders
Headroom is a bit tight for tall occupants (especially with sunroof)

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2018, the Lexus IS 350 adds more horsepower, a rearview camera and, on rear-wheel-drive F Sport trims, a limited-slip differential. Adaptive front headlights are optional.

PROS
Ride quality is smooth and comfortable on bumpy roads
Cabin is well-isolated from noise
Offers more features for the money compared to German alternatives

CONS
Optional Remote Touch infotainment system is distracting to use
All-wheel drive limited to outdated six-speed transmission
Handling capabilities do little to create driver excitement

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Soft but supportive F Sport front seats
F Sport's motorized gauge cluster
Navigation system's 10.3-inch screen
Ride comfort on most surfaces
Backseat legroom

Cons
Weak turbo four-cylinder drivetrain
Sluggish, indecisive eight-speed automatic
Lack of steering feedback and athleticism
Frustrating Remote Touch controller
Some cheap-looking interior trim
Large ledge between trunk floor and folded backseat

By: 
cars.com

Pros
Statement-making styling,
on-point chassis setup,
standard driver assists.

Cons
Subpar infotainment system,
below-average fuel economy,
engines need more oomph.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.30L
3.50L
Torque: 
253ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
280ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.20Feet
35.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.70in
184.30in
Width: 
73.60in
71.30in
Height: 
57.90in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.10in
Wheel Base: 
112.40in
110.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.20
38.20
Rear Head Room: 
37.90
36.90
Front Leg Room: 
45.50in
44.80in
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
32.20in
Front Hip Room: 
56.30in
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.30in
55.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.50in
54.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
53.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
16.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
10.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3633.00lbs
3737.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
USB Connection
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
293 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
18 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Luxury Package
Premium Plus Package
Premium Package
F SPORT W/All-Season Tires
Comfort Package
F SPORT Package W/18" Wheels And All-Season Tires
Exterior Options: 
Panoramic Sunroof W/Power Shade
Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Alloy Wheel Locks
Rear Spoiler
Door Edge Film By 3M
F SPORT 18" Five-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard
Rear Bumper Applique
Body Side Moldings
Premium Paint
Interior Options: 
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats
F SPORT Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
F SPORT Heated Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Navigation System
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats
F SPORT Key Gloves
Navigation System/Mark Levinson Audio System
Heated Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Carpet Trunk Mat
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners
Key Gloves
Power Rear Sunshade