2016 Kia Cadenza vs 2016 Toyota Avalon

Drivers in the market for a full-size sedan have some tough decisions to make. The class is full of great vehicles, so how do you even begin to narrow down your options? That’s where we come in. We all know how important it is to research before deciding on a make and model, and it’s just as important to compare similar vehicles. Taking an in-depth look at the features and specs of similar vehicles will give you a pretty good idea of what vehicle will be a good fit for you.

The full-size sedan class has a variety of great options, but we think none are better than the 2016 Kia Cadenza and the 2016 Toyota Avalon. The 2016 Cadenza offers a high-quality interior, attractive exterior, generous standard features, an excellent warranty and impressive engine performance. The 2016 Avalon also has a high-quality interior, above-average fuel economy ratings and a variety of available options. Read on for an in-depth comparison of these two great full-size sedans.

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2016 Kia Cadenza vs 2016 Toyota Avalon
5-year/60,000 miles Basic Warranty 3-year/36,000 miles
12 speakers Audio System 8 speakers
Standard on all trims Navigation System Available on select trims
293 horsepower; 255 pound-feet of torque Base Engine Performance 268 horsepower; 248 pound-feet of torque
The 2016 Toyota Avalon comes in five trim levels: XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, Touring and Limited. All trims come standard with a 3.5-liter DOHC engine that produces 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. No other engine options are available. All trim levels come standard with safety features like Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, the Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology. Other standard features include an automatic transmission, Entune Audio, power door locks and windows, Intelligent Touch controls for climate control and an engine immobilizer. Looking for advanced safety features? The 2016 Toyota has a few available advanced safety systems like the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Auto High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

The 2016 Kia Cadenza comes in three trim levels: Base, Premium and Limited. All trims come standard with a 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Standard safety features for all trims include dual front advanced airbags, dual front and rear seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, the Traction Control System, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, the Brake Assist System, Hill Start Assist Control, the Tire-Pressure Monitoring System and more. All trims also come standard with comfort and convenience features like a power adjustable driver and front passenger seats, heated front seats, a rearview camera dual zone automatic climate control, power door locks and windows, the UVO eServices Infotainment System and Voice-Command Navigation with an 8-inch display. The 2016 Cadenza also comes with more advanced safety features than the 2016 Avalon. Available advanced safety systems include the Rear Parking Assist System, Surround View Monitor, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind-Spot Detection System and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

While we think both the 2016 Kia Cadenza and the 2016 Toyota Avalon are great options if you’re in the market for a family sedan, the 2016 Cadenza comes with more advanced safety systems, a more powerful engine and more standard comfort and convenience features. The 2016 Kia Cadenza is at the top of its class for a reason, and we think it’s clear that the 2016 Cadenza really checks all the boxes.

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