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Kia Cadenza Earns Repeat Victory as Best Large Car for Families from U.S. News & World Report

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Competition-beating space and tech in the 2018 Kia Cadenza landed the sophisticated sedan a repeat victory from the editors of U.S. News & World Report as the “Best Large Car for Families.”

After evaluating 126 new minivans, SUVs, and cars, in the categories of reliability, cargo volume, seating space, safety, and suite of family friendly features, the editors deemed the Cadenza’s attributes worthy of the top honor.

“Plenty of large cars can handle family duty, but none do it as well as the Kia Cadenza. The Cadenza’s cabin has the space for car seats, but the kind of finishes that impress adults,” said Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor, U.S. News & World Report. “It also offers available features, like a surround view camera, rear sunshades, a hands-free trunk and heated rear seats that you typically find on SUVs or luxury cars.”

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The 2018 Kia Cadenza is available at three trim levels —Premium, Technology, and Limited. Each trim is equipped with a powerful 3.3-liter V6 engine matched to Kia’s electronically-controlled eight-speed automatic Sportmatic® and Smart Shift & Drive. The powertrain generates 290 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque, and earns an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 20 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 23 combined.

“Winning a Best Car for Families award for the second consecutive year demonstrates our relentless commitment to building world-class vehicles tailored to all types of consumers,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America.  “The Cadenza’s winning combination of high-tech safety and convenience features, spacious interior and stylish design appeals to all members of the family. Add its incredible value into the equation, and the Cadenza is hard to overlook.”

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The 2018 Kia Cadenza also features available driver assist technologies such as Blind Spot Detection (SBSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), and Rear Parking Assist System (RPAS).