2016 Kia Cadenza vs 2016 Buick Lacrosse

Drivers in the market for a new large sedan have a variety of great options to choose from, but we think two of the best are the 2016 Kia Cadenza and the 2016 Buick Lacrosse. These two full-size sedans both come standard with strong V6 engines, high-quality interiors, respectable fuel economy ratings and multiple advanced technology features.

Once you read through the features and specs of the 2016 Kia Cadenza and 2016 Buick Lacrosse, you’ll understand why they are sitting at the top of their class. But what features and specs separate them from each other, and does one of them have the competitive edge over the other? Read on for an in-depth comparison between these two large sedans.

View Our Inventory


2016 Kia Cadenza vs 2016 Buick Lacrosse
19/28/22 mpg city/hwy/combined EPA Estimated Fuel Economy 18/28/21 mpg city/hwy/combined
Standard on all trims Heated front seats Available on select trims
12-speakers Audio System 7-speakers
106.8 cubic feet Passenger Volume 101.7 cubic feet

The 2016 Buick Lacrosse comes in six trim levels: Lacrosse 1SV Group, Lacross Group, Lacrosse Sport Touring Group, Lacrosse Leather Group, Lacrosse Premium I Group and Lacrosse Premium II Group. All trim levels come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 304 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque, while the Lacrosse Group trim has an available 2.4-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine. Standard safety features for all trim levels include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes with Brake Assist, the LATCH System, a rear vision camera and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Available safety systems include the Lane Departure Warning System, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert and Front Automatic Braking.

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 features for all trim levels include heated power outside mirrors, the Infinity®2 Discrete Logic7® Surround Sound System, HD Radio™, a rear-camera display, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seats. Wondering about safety? All trims come standard with dual front advanced airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with the Antilock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and many more. Available advanced safety systems include the Lane Departure Warning System, Blind-Spot Detection System, Rear Parking Assist System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Advanced Smart Cruise Control and Surround View Monitor, which all come standard on the Limited trim.

While both the 2016 Kia Cadenza and the 2016 Buick Lacrosse are great options for drivers in the market for a new large sedan, the 2016 Cadenza offers a larger passenger volume, a higher EPA estimated fuel economy rating and more standard and available safety features, not to mention a lower MSRP. Drivers looking for more information about the 2016 Kia Cadenza are encouraged to contact our sales staff today!

2016 Kia Cadenza exterior color options
2016 Kia Cadenza front legroom
2016 Kia Cadenza passenger space
2016 Kia Cadenza trim levels

2016 Kia Cadenza Trussville, AL
2016 Kia Optima Trussville, AL