Comparison - Subaru WRX Limited 2019 - vs - Kia Cadenza Premium 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
33,695
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
32,290
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal White Pearl
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Lapis Blue Pearl
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WR Blue Pearl
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Ice Silver Metallic
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Pure Red
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Dark Gray Metallic
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Crystal Black Silica
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Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Pros
Comfortable seats
Visibility
Handling and acceleration
Relatively affordable (WRX)
Highway poise

Cons
CVT operation in most situations
Small trunk
Sound quality of standard stereo

By: 
cars.com

The 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI trade eye-catching design for breathtaking performance on a variety of road surfaces.

Pros
Strong performance...
… in just about any conditions
Impressive safety record
Good infotainment system
Subtle design

Cons
Perhaps too subtle looking
A hatchback would be nice
Dated interior feel
Rivals offer more power for money

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Come rain or shine — or even snow — the 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI deliver speedy acceleration and engaging handling. These compact sport sedans aren't as quiet or refined as their competitors, but you won't find sport sedans with more power and all-wheel drive for less money.

Pros
In both the WRX and WRX STI, acceleration is swift and among best-in-class
Delivers superb handling and steering response on twisting roads
Full-time all-wheel drive enhances traction and performance
Offers several premium safety equipment options

Cons
Excessive wind and road noise
Interior quality lags behind competitors
STI's high-performance suspension makes for a rough ride

By: 
edmunds.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.30L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
253ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
Horsepower: 
268hp
at 5 600rpm
290hp
at 6 400rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
37.20Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
yes
no
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.90in
195.70in
Width: 
70.70in
73.60in
Height: 
58.10in
57.90in
Wheel Base: 
104.30in
112.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.20
40.20
Front Hip Room: 
52.10in
56.30in
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
45.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.60in
58.30in
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
37.90
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
56.50in
Rear leg room: 
35.40in
37.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.20in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
16.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.00cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3512.00lbs
3633.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

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

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson struts
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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
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: 
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
8 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.5
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

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

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #1
EyeSight + Navigation System + Audio W/ Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Blind Spot Detection/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Luxury Package
Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guard WR Blue
Door Edge Guard Crystal White
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black
Body Side Molding Kit Pure Red
Splash Guards Rear Aero WR Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray
Splash Guards Rear Aero Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Dark Gray Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Pure Red
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearl
STI Carbon Fiber Trunk Trim
Splash Guards Rear Aero Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Lapis Blue
Splash Guards Rear Aero Lapis Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit WR Blue Pearl
Rear Bumper Applique
Vortex Generator
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard Lapis Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Pure Red
Panoramic Sunroof W/Power Shade
Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
Interior Options: 
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
STI Short Throw Shifter
Center Armrest Extension - Black
Footwell Illumination Kit Blue
Cargo Net - Rear
Sunshade
Cargo Tray
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Kicker Tweeter Kit
Kicker Speaker Upgrade
All Weather Floor Mats
Footwell Illumination Kit Red
Side Sill Plates
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Carbon Black, leather
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