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2014 Ford Taurus vs. 2014 Kia Cadenza Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Ford Taurus offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Cadenza. The Kia Cadenza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Taurus.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Taurus as you will with the Kia Cadenza, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Taurus will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Cadenza. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Taurus and the Kia Cadenza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Taurus is much wider than the Kia Cadenza, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Taurus, which is slightly longer than the Kia Cadenza.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Taurus and the Kia Cadenza do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Ford Taurus has a larger turning radius than the Kia Cadenza, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Ford Taurus and the Kia Cadenza.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Taurus and the Kia Cadenza. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Taurus will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Cadenza.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Taurus is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Cadenza.


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2014 Ford
Taurus

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MSRP*: $26,780 - $39,980
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2014 Kia
Cadenza

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MSRP*: $35,100 - $42,400
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,750 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.63% --
City MPG: 17 - 19 19
Highway MPG: 25 - 29 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $24,705 - $36,882 $32,455 - $39,115

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