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2014 Nissan Maxima vs. 2014 Kia Cadenza Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Cadenza than the Nissan Maxima, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Cadenza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Maxima.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima and the Kia Cadenza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan Maxima is about the same width as the Kia Cadenza. The Nissan Maxima is slightly shorter than the Kia Cadenza, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima and the Kia Cadenza.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Maxima and the Kia Cadenza. The Nissan Maxima has less cargo capacity than the Kia Cadenza, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Maxima is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Cadenza.


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2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380

2014 Kia
Cadenza

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MSRP*: $35,100 - $42,400
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $2,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.05% --
City MPG: 19 19
Highway MPG: 26 --
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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Marginal Good
Invoice*: $28,988 - $31,845 $32,455 - $39,115

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