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Kia Cadenza actually better than the Toyota Avalon in Consumer Reports list of large sedans

The Kia Cadenza ranked second on Consumer Reports magazine's list of top large sedans. The Cadenza actually tied in the magazine’s ranking for large sedans with the Toyota Avalon, the former top-ranker in the list. Of the 12 large sedans rated by Consumer Reports, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala came out first.

Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports, remarked that the Cadenza banishes any lingering thoughts that Kia is just a manufacturer of cheap, unrefined cars.

Consumer Reports last ranked large sedans in 2007, with the Avalon lording over other competing units. But now, American and South Korean models are topping the publication’s list. General Motors renewed its commitment on quality after suffering from a financial collapse in 2009, allowing it to create new products that satisfy consumers’ appetite for quality offerings.

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2019 Toyota Avalon is looking more premium than ever

The next-generation Toyota Avalon has been refreshed but it still sticks to its purpose of offering generous space, while being stylish and functional. In fact, the Avalon offers quite a bit more than the Camry. The best part is that the 2019 model year will have more horsepower and improved fuel efficiency.

The 2019 Avalon has changed in terms of size; it is now longer, wider, and lower. The wheelbase has increased by 2.0 inches, while its length grew by 0.7 inch. Height has been lowered by an inch, while width increased by 0.8. This instantly gives the passenger cabin more space. Also, the model is now based on the TNGA platform, similar to the Prius and Camry.

Though the Avalon may remind you of a Camry, it still looks more aggressive, with running LED headlights, and LED taillights with sequential activation design. The XSE and the Touring models get cooler touches like a piano black trim, a trunk spoiler, quad exhaust tips, among other elements. Overall, drag coefficient decreases by 0.1.

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2019 Toyota Avalon teased ahead of 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Toyota has been driving around the 2019 Toyota Avalon in camouflage for quite some time now, but still, none of us have seen it without its cover. However, we will not have to wait much longer as the revamped Toyota full-sizer will make its debut next month at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will feature an all new design as well as a new platform technology.

Apart from the teaser photo that gives us a detailed look of the new sharper and slimmer headlights, that remind us of the mid-sized Camry, the automaker has not shared any more details about the new car. Based on the spy photos we saw this summer, we could tell that the front fascia will have a much larger air intake too. Overall, the Avalon would look a little more aggressive in style, which will actually help it get more attention.

Just like any other new Toyota vehicle, the Avalon will be based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) for its underpinnings, which will be featured on the new Camry as well. We think that this model will carry quite a lot of power too based on the prototypes we have seen that were designed with quad exhaust tips. However, sources say that two of the exhaust tips from the prototypes are not real as part of a plan to throw off spy photographers. We expect the Avalon to have the same 3.5 liter V6 engine or a four-cylinder hybrid. While they’re nothing new, both will bring power to all four wheels.

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Customized Kia Cadenza, Stinger will impress you at 2017 SEMA Show

Car manufacturers have been boasting a lot of interesting cars and concepts at the ongoing 2017 SEMA Show. From BMW’s M5 Performance Parts, Chevrolet’s cool new software update for the Corvette, and Kia’s good-looking trio. Yes, even Kia stepped up their game and made a noise at SEMA, by bringing along two hot Stingers and an all-black Cadenza.

Let us get into more detail about each car beginning with the wide body Stinger. As you can see in the photo, it had been hand crafted by the people at West Coast Customs. And if you know something about car history, you would notice a slight resemblance between the custom Stinger and the GT cars of the 1970s. But despite the same wide body treatment that it got, it still has Kia’s already aggressive design.

The Stinger rides on a set of 21-inch Keen forged wheels paired with high performance tires. It also sits on a lowered suspension (by 1.4 inches up front, and 1.2 inches in the rear), and is finished in layers of pearl blue metallic paint. The body has a lightweight carbon fiber aero kit and a rear diffuser to keep the sedan close to the ground. Inside is a driver-centric cockpit with bright blue leather piping that match the handmade grey leather seats.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given its Top Safety Pick+ award to the redesigned version of the 2017 Kia Cadenza. This was a result of excellent a front crash prevention system and good crashworthiness ratings with headlights being considered as acceptable.

In order to achieve the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle should be able to get good rating in all of the five crashworthiness tests. It should also have a front crash prevention system that will get either an advanced rating or superior rating. Finally, the headlights should have a good rating, or at the least an acceptable rating.

This redesigned version is the first Cadenza to have undergone the small overlap front protection conducted by IIHS. What this test does is to duplicate the situation wherein the front corner, on the driver side, crashes against another vehicle or even an object. The results was that the driver space remained to be maintained well with the maximum intrusion of the parking brake pedal measured to be 4 inches.

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Considered as a significant improvement over the current model, the all-new 2017 Kia Cadenza has been unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

For the upcoming model, Kia’s engineers aim to have it get an overall five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration as well as a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Passenger safety is being taken care of by nine airbags including a driver’s knee airbag, as well as innovative driver assistance features like the Advanced Smart Cruise Control with stop-and-go functionality, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning.

Read the entire article Second-generation Kia Cadenza unveiled at the 2016 New York Auto Show

Known as K7, the all-new Kia Cadenza meant for the Korean domestic market has been given an updated exterior styling by Kia Motors as revealed in the first official photos of the new model. The new design is powerful and demonstrates high quality interiors and modern luxury as it will be released for sale in 2016 for the overseas market.

The current model’s progressive and contemporary look has been preserved in the 2016 Cadenza but sharper lines and a well-defined wider stance have given the new version a unique and trendy personality. This new design statement is effective in making the new Cadenza recognizable as a Kia model.

The new Cadenza has a European luxury sedan styling that’s depicted in its long bonnet, swept back roofline and gently rising shoulder line that give the car a long sleek posture.

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For around two decades, the Toyota Avalon has been the benchmark in the premium midsize sedan category, even when more rivals have started to sprout in the past few years. The Avalon still plans to remain a strong force in its category by introducing new elements for the 2016 model year. These include two distinct suspensions: one delivering a more responsive driving experience (Touring grade), and the other offer more comfortable ride (non-Touring grades). Likewise, the new Avalon now boasts of a new frontal styling, more equipment for all grades as well as a new model grade (XLE Plus).

Toyota created the Avalon to look like a luxury model. This was achieved by giving the sedan a sleek coupe-like profile, appealing chrome trim, a compartment that could accommodate in comfort up to five passengers as well as a spacious trunk with a capacity of 16-cu. ft. For the 2016 model year, the new Avalon sports a new front grille and turn signals. In this regard, the Touring grade – only available as a gas model -- now looks sportier thanks to its new grille, LED headlights as well as LED daytime running lights. It also features a new sporty suspension tuning as well as a set of 18-inches. dark gray painted alloy wheels.

Meanwhile, the XLE Plus grade represents an upgrade for the gas model, while serving as the base grade for the Avalon Hybrid. The XLE and XLE Plus models are provided, as standard with Entune Audio Plus system with seven-inch screen. They are also provided with Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link that employs a user’s smartphone to offer navigation functionality through the head unit. The XLE Premium, on the other hand, has the Entune Premium Audio with In-Vehicle Navigation and App Suite, as well as Qi wireless charging for compatible smartphones.

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The 2015 Kia Cadenza sedan has grabbed AutoPacific’s 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) in the Large Car category, along with another vehicle. Derived from more than 66,000 surveys completed by new-car owners in the first half of 2015, AutoPacific’s IVA recognizes the vehicle that most closely fulfilled requirements and expectations set by buyers. The survey covers ride and handling, driver’s seat comfort, interior storage, safety features, engine power and acceleration, and technology.

Orth Hedrick, Vice President for Product Planning at Kia Motors America (KMA), remarked that the Cadenza was Kia’s response to customer demand for a vehicle larger and more luxurious than the SXL trims of the Sorento CUV and the Optima midsize sedan. He added that the Cadenza is Kia’s first step into the premium segments, thereby helping continue the transformation of the Kia brand.

He noted that the Cadenza paved the way to Kia’s luxury flagship sedan. Hedrick remarked that AutoPacific’s IVA is important as it represents the voice of the customer, adding that the award confirms that the Cadenza – with its fusion of world-class design, quality and features – has gained the nod of Kia owners. This will be the second time that the Kia Cadenza received an award from AutoPacific this year, the first was a Vehicle Satisfaction Award (VSA).

Read the entire article 2015 Kia Cadenza now available with first-class enhancements

A complimentary scheduled maintenance program has been introduced by Kia Motors America for the all-new 2014 Cadenza premium sedan. The first five factory-scheduled service appointments are covered by this program. These are applied for 36 months or 37,500 miles. With this program, Kia is increasing its value to new sophistication levels and attempts to differentiate the Cadenza from the rivals.

John Crowe, Kia’s vice president of service and after sale operations, said that the Cadenza is competing in a segment wherein customers expect more. He said that with the complimentary scheduled maintenance program for the Cadenza, customers’ expectations are met. The Cadenza stands out from other models and demonstrates Kia’s plans to launch a convincing contender into the growing space between mainstream and luxury.

The Cadenza is priced from only $35,000 MSRP (excluding destination costs of $800), offering incredible value. Kia’s first full-size sedan already packs a lot of power, technology and refinement but is even more impressive with the complimentary scheduled maintenance program.

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Kia’s new top-of-the-range model – the latest version of the Cadenza sedan – will arrive this spring in showrooms as a 2014 model. This model, which is bigger than the Optima, will be arriving in the U.S. after having been offered in other markets first. The Cadenza is based on the Hyundai Azera and shares its sister model’s mechanicals. Its conservatively designed sheetmetal is the creation of Peter Schreyer, Kia’s global design director.

It comes with one engine offering, a 3.3-liter V-6, which offers 293 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The corporate V-6 has been partnered with a six-speed automatic transmission and drives the front wheels. Similar to the Azera, the Cadenza will be offered in just one trim level. Kia thinks of the Cadenza as its entry in the premium car segment.

Due to this, it is filled with standard equipment like leather, navigation, a backup camera, a power driver’s seat, keyless ignition, and a 550-watt 12-speaker audio system. It is available with two option packages that include features such as an oversize sunroof, heated front and rear seats and steering wheel, nineteen-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and blind-spot warning. Kia hasn’t revealed the pricing yet but it isn’t expected to be priced too distantly from the Hyundai Azera, which has a starting price of $33,145.

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Toyota makes its first entry into the livery market with an all-new Avalon model, which was introduced at the 2012 New York Auto Show. While most of the 70,000 full-size Japanese sedans will be available to retail customers, 1,000 will be offered as livery cars. The Avalon model would be the most affordable of the models in the livery market.

It would also be the only model that’s in front-wheel drive version. Toyota will be going up against the Chrysler 300, Cadillac XTS, and Lincoln MKT. The heated front seats will be removed from the Avalon XLE-based livery model.

Instead, it will be equipped with heated rear seats and rear climate controls. The other luxury amenities that would be taken out from the XLE Premium hybrid include the backup camera, moonroof, heated front seats, and integrated garage door opener. The two models will make use of black paint and black leather interior.

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Toyota has unveiled that the starting price of the 2013 Toyota Avalon is at $31,785 (which includes a $795 destination charge), while the Avalon Hybrid is priced from $36,350. The 2013 Avalon sedan is available with either a traditional gasoline powertrain or a hybrid version. There are four different trim levels available, with increasing equipment levels.

The $31,785 Avalon XLE is powered by the 268-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine and rides on a set of 17-inch alloy wheels. It features a touchscreen audio system with eight speakers, and powered heated front seats.

With this starting price, the new Avalon is actually cheaper than the 2012 Toyota Avalon by $2170. The 2012 Avalon Limited has a price tag of $37,105. The Avalon XLE Premium is priced at $33,990 with the gasoline engine or $36,350 when it has the hybrid powertrain, which merges a 2.5-liter inline-four and an electric motor.

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Kia has commenced sales of its all-new luxury flagship sedan – the Kia K9 – at its home turf in South Korea. Following the initial launch in South Korea, Kia will start selling the K9 sedan at key overseas markets starting in the fourth quarter of 2012. Featuring a rear-wheel-drive layout, the K9 flagship sits at the top of Kia’s global model range and is considered as a true landmark vehicle for the South Korean company.

In fact, the K9 is the carmaker’s first modern rear-wheel drive vehicle underpinned by its own platform and is a fusion of style, luxury, comfort, engaging driving dynamics and advanced features. When launched, the K9 flagship sedan will bear a different name in overseas market. Its other name will be disclosed sometime before the launch of its sales overseas.

Being a large rear-wheel drive sedan, the flagship features a long wheelbase that gives a magnificent first impression. Because of its RWD layout, the engine is located further back. This allowed for the A-pillar to be pushed back, thereby resulting to a longer hood and an impressive short front overhang.

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Three very differently tuned Toyota Avalons will be displayed at the upcoming 2012 SEMA Show. The customized Avalon TRD edition will get parts from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) to provide what represents a major increase in power. The resulting bump is the result of the use of several components such as a supercharger for a 3.5-liter V6.

In addition, it features lowering springs, high-performance brakes, and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels. Its interior will also get an upgrade. It will feature perforated leather seats, a special headliner and a new stereo. Then there’s the Avalon HV edition, which utilizes a lot of the same equipment from TRD as the previous car. However, it uses a hybrid drivetrain instead of a supercharged six.

The third Avalon is created by DUB Magazine with a custom body kit, mesh grille, lowered suspension and 22-inch wheels. In addition, it features tinted headlights. Its interior is colored to match. It also boasts of suede seats, a black leather headliner and trunk that’s filled with three big subwoofers.

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It’s rumored that a sports-tuned version of the Toyota Avalon will soon be introduced. The redesigned Avalon is credited for putting the model on the map when it comes to styling. Autoblog has reported that three sporty Avalon sedans will be unveiled at SEMA this October. Toyota officials said that a sports-tuned model may enter the lineup and be offered alongside the hybrid and V6 models.

The new Avalon features paddle shifters and to optimize its engine, it gets a sports-mode programmed into the transmission. The 3.5 liter V6 on this front-wheel-drive sedan delivers 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. According to Randy Stephens, the chief-engineer of the Avalon (which is made in Kentucky and developed in Michigan) said that Toyota has modified two of the three customized SEMA Avalons in-house.

One or both cars will be available with a TRD supercharger kit offered in the Australian market. Apparently, this is identical to the unit that the Lotus Evora S used. The styling of these customized Avalons will be bland compared to what’s usually seen at the SEMA show.

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If the current Avalon offers only the 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine, the 2013 Toyota Avalon will also offer a hybrid version when it will go on sale this fall. The all-new 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid was revealed today, together with a 2.5-liter, Atkinson-cycle, four-cylinder engine and a 244.8-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack as well as a pair of electric motor/generators within the transaxle.

According to the official press release, the Avalon Hybrid delivers a total system output of 200 horsepower and is rated by EPA at 40 mpg in the city, and a 39 mpg on the highway for a combined 40 mpg. Just like any other hybrid model from Toyota, the Avalon Hybrid offers three unique modes of operation: EV, ECO and SPORT.

The EV mode transforms the car into an electric vehicle, which can be drive for up to one mile at speeds up to 25 mph. The ECO mode engages the gasoline motor but reduces throttle response and HVAC output in order to improve efficiency. The Sport mode is the least fuel-efficient as the engine gives its bed using more fuel. The battery is found in the vehicle trunk behind the rear seats, which means the Avalon Hybrid is still providing ample trunk space.

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The Kia K9 will wear the Cadenza badge when it wil be launched in North America. Kia is already using this brand in other markets. A source said that the Cadenza name will be borrowed by the brand’s new flagship luxury sedan. It’s confusing since the Cadenza is a totally different model overseas. In markets such as the Middle East, the Cadenza has the K7 as its basis.

The K7 is a version of the front-drive full-size sedan platform that is also used by the Hyundai Azera. It’s possible that the Amanti name would be brought back if the K7 / Cadenza arrives in North America.

Amanti had once been used for an unsightly and unpopular large sedan. The K9/Cadenza, which is based on the same rear-drive architecture as the Hyundai Genesis and Equus, is positioned in between the two when it comes to size.

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Toyota is hoping that the significantly different design of the 2013 Avalon will attract more consumers and would throw away public notions that this is a full-sized sedan with a dull design. According to Bob Carter, Toyota Division general manager, the 2013 Avalon has caught Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda's vision for more exciting vehicles.

The car’s design, particularly its fastback “kinetic energy” lines, was planned at Toyota's Calty studio in Southern California. According to Carter, the Avalon was engineered at Toyota's technical center, in Ann Arbor, Mich., making it the first Toyota vehicle entirely developed in North America. The Toyota Division general manager added that the vehicle will have 90 percent North American content when it hits the assembly lines in Georgetown, Ky.

The 2013 Avalon will have the same wheelbase as the current model at 111 inches, but it will be 2.3 inches shorter as Toyota reduces its front and rear overhangs. According to the company, the 2013 Avalon will be powered by a V-6 engine, with no details about its specs. The company expects the 2013 Avalon to be 120 lbs lighter than the current model.

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This is the all-new 2013 Toyota Avalon! As the dealers said in this post, the change is dramatic and we have to say that we fell in love with the 2013 Avalon. The first visual impact with the 2013 Avalon shows square Double-eye PES (Projector Ellipsoid System) headlamps with HID (High-Intensity Discharge) and elegant DRL (Daytime Running Lights) but also a completely new front grille and redesigned front bumper.

The rear end features LED tail lamps integrated with the revised rear-body styling. The redesigned rear bumper also shows dual tailpipe outlets in order to complete the rear end. The new Avalon offers a premium interior highlighted by abundant rear seat legroom, while featuring a myriad of available features.

According to Toyota, the 2013 Avalon interior features premium materials and a high degree of craftsmanship to offer an upscale experience. The redesigned center console features smoked chrome-metallic accents but Toyota didn’t stop here, as these are also found on the instrument panel, door panel and steering wheel surfaces.

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