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2016 Kia Cadenza vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Cadenza than the Nissan Maxima. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Nissan Maxima, the Kia Cadenza may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Cadenza as you will with the Nissan Maxima, 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 Kia Cadenza will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Maxima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Cadenza and the Nissan Maxima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Cadenza is about the same width as the Nissan Maxima. When looking at overall length, the Kia Cadenza takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Maxima.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Cadenza and the Nissan Maxima. The Kia Cadenza has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Maxima.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Cadenza than that of the Nissan Maxima.

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2016 Kia
Cadenza

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MSRP*: $32,990 - $44,090

2017 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $32,560 - $39,990
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 19 22
Highway MPG: 28 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $31,272 - $40,805 $30,401 - $37,326

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.