2014 Kia Cadenza VS 2014 Lexus ES 350 : Car Reviews

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Buying a Lexus ES is a lot like lunch at Chipotle. You don’t to be particularly wealthy to do it, but extras a bottle of beer, chips and add up quickly. It can be expensive but that matter because customers are hard to find.

And so it is with mid-size sedan. Like the chain, there’s a degree of quality. The product never much and that’s OK because really wants it to. Long reliable brands.


Here’s premium fast food for you: imitators are never far You might be familiar with If not, you’re definitely with Kia. Qdoba’s aren’t really any cheaper Chipotle’s, but Kia’s vehicles are priced at a discount to their Earlier this year, the Korean brand began the Cadenza in North America; a front-wheel drive premium cruiser meant to compete Lexus’ ES 350. At any rate, what the marketing material We spent a week driving side-by-side to find out.

Sometimes the Specs Say Very

Engine size, vehicle drivetrain, and transmission type are all The Cadenza costs $35,900, or fewer paper portraits of Washington than an ES 350. The is a little bit longer and wider, but not by With 293 hp, its 3.3-liter direct V6 is smaller, more modern and powerful than the 3.5-liter, 268 hp moving the ES 350.

Transplanted Audi designer Schreyer penned Kia’s product line and it’s to argue with his logic. Audi, Kia’s cars to a singular design with lengths. The Cadenza currently the crown as Kia’s big kahuna

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If you think me, you’ll agree that the proportions are attractive. Maybe more so beside the ES 350. “spindle” grille looks on most of its product line, but in case it hints at a degree of that doesn’t exist.

and Bluetooth systems are both equipment with the Cadenza and it high-end features like cruise control, a heated wheel and cooled front with the generously-equipped models. aren’t many differences in the equipment between either Fully loaded, the price gap A high-end Cadenza goes for while the optioned-out ES 350 climbs to under $49,500.

Left to spread sheets with specifications, packages and it would be hard not to put the win in Kia’s It’s better in almost way possible. Or at least that’s the on paper.

Lexus ES

This is a perfect of why test drives are so important. You can that everything in the Lexus feels, smells and looks a high-quality product. The seats inviting and feel comfortable.

As you probably know, the current ES is on Toyota’s Avalon full-size but very little of its less-expensive bleeds through. Parts of the console finished in hard could be better, and the exposed stalk on the shift lever like an afterthought; minimal in a package that calls for to criticize.

Pictures or the Real What a Difference

Great far, but far from great, the is a good sedan but it isn’t a car. The front buckets hug you in the same way and Kia cheaps out on the little Take the steering wheel and lever as examples. The material them feels a lot like the of pleather upholstery you would on furniture sold in Wal-Mart. worse, the gear lever like it was rubbing up against while moving between the and manual modes.

We should all want the Cadenza to be It would force more brands to be better. Rooting for Kia good because it’s the but little things like make it tough to do.

Then it’s a heck of a lot cheaper. At the end, you would come out six grand to spare. That cover a hot tub for your back new digs for the man cave or an anniversary to remember.

Here’s the rub. against something like the ES the Cadenza looks like a boy. But anyone in the market for a drive highway bomber has a lot to from.

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