CADENZA AND FORTE TOP COMPETITORS:
In a Motor Trend shootout of full-size sedans, including the Toyota Avalon and the Chrysler 300S, the Cadenza came out on top. The Forte sedan notched a win as well—with reviewers noting its appealing combination of fuel efficiency and exclusive features.
Associate online editor Nate Martinez noted of the Cadenza, "It's extremely smooth, well-sorted, and amazingly comfortable."
Kia's Cadenza also impressed with its eager 3.3-liter mill and paddle-shiftable six-speed auto. Though only midpack on output with 293 hp on tap, the Kia tied for second-quickest quarter-mile time with the most powerful car in the group: the 305-hp Chevy Impala.