The 2018 Kia Cadenza in Watertown, CT

The All-New 2018 Kia Cadenza: Available Now at Shaker's Kia in Watertown, CT

The Kia Cadenza has been fully redesigned for 2018 and the result is a well-built, sophisticated full-size sedan that should appeal to anyone seeking a four-door car that has a comfortable ride, good performance and a spacious and well-appointed interior. Best of all, the price is right for this level of quality, with the 2018 Cadenza starting at just under $32,000. A top-end Limited model comes in at around $44,000.

What's New for 2018?

The 2018 Ford Fusion remains unchanged from the previous model year with the exception of some additional featured to an available package. This year, the V6 Luxury Package now includes a panoramic sunroof as well as interior LED lighting.

Power and Performance

The all-new Cadenza is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine that makes 290 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that moves up and down through its gears in a smooth, brisk manner. The EPA rates fuel economy at 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

Features and Options

This is a full-size sedan with lots of room both front and back. The front seats are comfortable and multi-adjustable to accommodate everyone's particular needs for space and support. The rear seating area is downright cavernous, with tons of legroom and headroom and a high roofline that makes getting in and out of the Cadenza easy.

The base Premium trim model is loaded with features, including 18-inch wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, hands-free trunk opening, keyless ignition, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth, and an eight-speaker audio system with HD and satellite radio and two USB ports.

The available V6 Luxury Package adds power-folding mirrors, an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system. Additional safety features include rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors and advanced blind-spot monitoring. For 2018, this package now also includes a panoramic sunroof and interior LED lighting.

The Technology trim is one level up, adding the contents of both above packages, along with 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and fog lights, automatic wipers, a power-adjustable and heated steering wheel with paddle shifters, a 10-way driver seat (with four-way lumbar adjustment), two-way lumbar adjustment for the front passenger, ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory settings and wireless phone charging.

At the top is the Limited trim, which features power trunk opening and closing, a head-up display, side rear sunshades, a power rear sunshade, upgraded leather upholstery and heated rear seats.


The 2018 Cadenza has a full range of active safety technologies. The Traction Control System (TCS) helps avoid wheel spin when you accelerate, while Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps you stay on course with improved stability. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) offers increased steering control when driving in harsh road conditions, and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your vehicle in place as you move off an incline.

Meanwhile, advanced braking technology provides enhanced control. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) helps deliver more consistent braking as weight load and distribution change. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) helps reduce skidding, and the Brake Assist System (BAS) senses emergency braking situations and increases braking when needed. The Cadenza is engineered to help keep you on track and in control.

Get Your Cadenza Near Waterbury, CT, at Shaker's Kia

Shaker's Kia has a full inventory of 2018 Cadenza models in stock here at our Watertown, CT dealership, and our knowledgeable sales professionals are ready to answer your questions and help you configure a model to suit your needs. Stop by today - we're also convenient to Waterbury, Bristol, Naugatuck and Milford - or give us a call at (877) 317-3379 to schedule a time for a test drive.

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