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2014 Kia Cadenza 2014 Ford Taurus 2013 Toyota Avalon
 
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  • 4dr Sdn Limited FWD
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  • 4dr Sdn XLE Premium (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XLE Touring (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $35,100 $26,780 $30,990
Invoice $32,455 $24,705 $27,892
Avg. Paid $34,480 $26,560 $24,315

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 7.8 8.3
Critics' Rating 9.3 7.7 8.0
Performance 7.8 7.4 7.5
Interior 8.3 7.7 8.0
Safety 10.0 9.7 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.5 4.5
Operating Cost N/A N/A 8.1

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Composed handling
  • High-quality interior
  • Easy-to-use tech features
  • Enormous trunk
  • Strong engine lineup
  • Upscale cabin materials
  • Good fuel economy for the class
Cons
  • Rear seats don’t fold
  • Below-average fuel economy for the class
  • Confusing infotainment system
  • Few standard features
  • Clumsy handling
  • Dull touch-screen display

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded V-6 3.3 L/204 Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 19 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112 112.9 111.0
Length, Overall (in) 195.5 202.9 195.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 76.2 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 60.7 57.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3668 4035 3461

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 106.8 102.2 102.3
Front Head Room (in) 40 39 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 41.9 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.9 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.3 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8 37.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 38.1 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.9 56.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 55.8 54.6
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.9 20.1 16.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Hard Disk Drive Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Optional
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.3 L/204 3.5 L/213 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 293 @ 6400 288 @ 6500 268 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 5200 254 @ 4000 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 36.5 39.7 37.4

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29 31 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 19 17.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard