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2017 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2017 Kia Cadenza 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 Lexus ES 300h than the Kia Cadenza. The Kia Cadenza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Cadenza, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). The Lexus ES 300h is somewhat more expensive 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 Lexus ES 300h will cost more in transportation costs than the Kia Cadenza.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus ES 300h is much slimmer than the Kia Cadenza, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus ES 300h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Cadenza.

Drivetrain
The Lexus ES 300h has much less torque than the Kia Cadenza, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus ES 300h has about the same turning radius as the Kia Cadenza, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h is significantly less powerful than the Kia Cadenza. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 300h and the Kia Cadenza. The Lexus ES 300h has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Cadenza, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Lexus ES 300h is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Cadenza.

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2017 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*: $41,820

2017 Kia
Cadenza

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MSRP*: $31,990 - $44,390
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City MPG: 40 20
Highway MPG: 39 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $39,171 $30,345 - $41,077

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.