2017 Kia Cadenza vs. 2017 Toyota Avalon

Kia's manufacturing has surged in recent years. The brand has become exponentially popular in the United States and around the world. The company's lineup includes reliable SUVs in the Sportage and the Sorento, slick small sedans in the Optima and Forte, and the full-size sedan in the Cadenza, among other models. Speaking of the Cadenza, how might that model compare to a similar one made by a global auto manufacturing giant?

Yes, we mean Toyota. The Toyota Avalon ranks closely in size and specs to the Cadenza. Our team here at Garden Grove Kia is determined to help you make the best decision. We conducted in-depth research on the 2017 models for the Cadenza and the Avalon. Continue reading to find out which sedan is right for you!

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2017 Kia Cadenza Vs. 2017 Toyota Avalon
$31,990 MSRP $33,300
5/5 Cars.com consumer rating 4.9/5
290-hp, 3.3-liter V6 Engine 268-hp, 3.5-liter V6
Standard-front Fog lights Not available

With the Toyota brand comes the Toyota costs, and not necessarily any improvements that could be described as anything other than "marginal". Why would you pay almost 2,000 more dollars for no notable differences other than the logo on the hood? Both cars are highly rated by consumers on cars.com (nudge, the Cadenza's rating is still slightly higher), and the Cadenza has more horsepower, and comes standard with fog lights, which the Avalon does not. Both sedans just about hit the mean for combined city/highway MPG (23 for the Cadenza, 24 for the Avalon). The Cadenza also holds up to 18.5 gallons of fuel, compared to the Avalon's 17-gallon tank, and even the cab is slightly bigger. The Cadenza contains 108 cubic feet of passenger space while the Avalon is made of 104 cubic feet.

The 2017 Cadenza received a complete redesign as well. Other specs include front-wheel drive, an 8-speed automatic transmission w/OD and auto-manual. Interested in driving a larger, four-door car? We are here to help you! Contact Garden Grove Kia today, and we will work to get you behind the wheel for a test drive, and do everything we can to get your Cadenza on the road!

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