We told you some time back about the upscale Kia Cadenza, sure to be the largest and most technology-laden car from the Korean automaker to ever hit our shores in here in America. Now, Kia has announced pricing, making it the most expensive Kia ever sold on our shores, as well.
According to the Kia press release, the Cadenza has a starting MSRP of $35,100, or $35,900 after its $800 destination and handling fee. For that price, the car comes nicely equipped with keyless entry, navigation system with SiriusXM NavTraffic, UVO eServices, Bluetooth connectivity, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, rear camera system, leather trimmed seats with heating and power adjustment in the front row, and a 550-watt Infinity 12-speaker audio system.
Bump your Cadenza up to the Luxury Package, and your MSRP will go up to $38,100, Kia said. In addition to the standard features, the Luxury Package gets a full-length panoramic sunroof, Nappa leather seats that add heating to the rear rows in addition to the front, a ventilated, 12-way adjustable driver’s seat, HID headlamps, a seven-inch LCD instrument cluster, a heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescope, and seat- and mirror memory with two presets.
A final option is the Technology Package– which being a reader of TechnologyTell is the one you’d want, right? Be prepared to shell out $41,100 MSRP for the Cadenza with the Technology Package. This package adds 19-inch alloy wheels, an electronic parking brake, Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), a Blind Spot Detection System (BSD) and what Kia called its “first-ever” Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS).
You may remember from our previous report that the Cadenza isn’t expected to be a slouch. With a 3.3-liter V6 pumping out 293 horsepower, the car’s six-speed “sport tuned” automatic transmission and fully independent suspension “provides the perfect balance between comfort and sportiness,” the press release said.