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2017 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2017 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 Subaru WRX STI, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Subaru WRX STI, drivers may find the Kia Cadenza a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Kia Cadenza you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its tank size and 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru WRX STI 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. In this case, the Subaru WRX STI will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia Cadenza.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru WRX STI is much slimmer than the Kia Cadenza, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Subaru WRX STI, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Cadenza.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Subaru WRX STI transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Cadenza.

Handling
The Subaru WRX STI has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Cadenza, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru WRX STI is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Cadenza.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru WRX STI and the Kia Cadenza. The Subaru WRX STI 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 Subaru WRX STI is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Cadenza.

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2017 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*: $35,195 - $39,995

2017 Kia
Cadenza

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MSRP*: $31,990 - $44,390
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City MPG: 17 20
Highway MPG: 23 --
Engine(s): Horizontal V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Invoice*: $33,286 - $37,750 $30,345 - $41,077

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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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.