Comparison - Kia Cadenza Premium 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 2018

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Average Price: 
32,290
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
50,400
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
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
14.80gals

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

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class ranked #18 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lively engine with excellent fuel economy
Agile handling
Large, convenient trunk

Cons
Cumbersome infotainment system and controls
Small back seat
Run-flat tires create stiff, noisy ride

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class returns largely unchanged.If it were the only sedan in its class, we'd be inclined to agree. But there are some similarly priced vehicles out there, and they don't have the same drivability, comfort and space issues that the CLA does.

PROS
Generous list of standard features
Potent performance from the AMG CLA 45
Athletic handling instills confidence
Luxury badging without the premium price

CONS
Some interior elements aren't up to luxury car standards
Rear seats are confining
Ride can be rather stiff
Engine and transmission are slow to respond at low speeds

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a gorgeous shape in an impressive package. Equally impressive? Its ability to get expensive, even despite being the most affordable sedan in Mercedes' stable.

Pros
Sleek silhouette
Responsive turbo engines
Supportive front seats
Andriod Auto/Apple CarPlay ready
Big, 8.0-inch infotainment screen

Cons
Small rear seat
Can get pricey
Stiff ride
Too eager to upshift
Difficult entry/exit in rear

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.30L
2.00L
Torque: 
253ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
350ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 400rpm
375hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.20Feet
36.10Feet

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.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.70in
183.80in
Width: 
73.60in
70.00in
Height: 
57.90in
55.70in
Wheel Base: 
112.40in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.20
38.20
Rear Head Room: 
37.90
35.40
Front Leg Room: 
45.50in
40.20in
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
27.10in
Front Hip Room: 
56.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.30in
56.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
53.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
16.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
13.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3633.00lbs

Instruments

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

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
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
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Sport Front Seats
Leatherette/Suede
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

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
Interior Air Filtration

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
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Memory Card Slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Performance Tires
Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

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
no
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
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Luxury Package
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Multimedia Package
AMG DINAMICA Interior Package
Interior Package
AMG "Red Cut" Exclusive Package
AMG Dynamic Plus Package
Convenience Package
AMG Performance Studio Package
Exterior Options: 
Panoramic Sunroof W/Power Shade
Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
AMG Performance Exhaust
19" AMG Cross-Spoke Black Wheels W/Yellow Rim
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
19" AMG Cross-Spoke
AMG Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers
19" AMG Cross-Spoke (Black)
Panorama Sunroof
19" AMG Multispoke Wheels
Red Brake Calipers
AMG Center Cap
19" AMG Multispoke Wheels (Black)
Interior Options: 
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats
Garmin MAP PILOT
Red Seat Belts
Compass
AMG Illuminated Door Sill Panels
AMG Performance Front Seats By Recaro
KEYLESS-GO
Black Seat Belts
Heated Front Seats
Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 Surround Sound System
Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting
Smartphone Integration
AMG Performance Steering Wheel (Nappa/DINAMICA)