2016 Kia Cadenza

large car / 4-door sedan

2016 Kia Cadenza 4-door sedan
2014 Kia Cadenza shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2014-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Kia Cadenza Premium 4-door

The Kia Cadenza was introduced in the 2014 model year. The Cadenza and Hyundai Azera share the same basic body platform, but there are some structural and restraint system differences. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1306
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 11
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1306
Head
HIC-15 138
Peak gs at hard contact 26
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 39
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.4
Femur force - right (kN) 0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.27
Maximum tibia index - right 0.47
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 70
Right 99

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2014-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Kia Cadenza Premium 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

The Kia Cadenza was introduced in the 2014 model year. The Cadenza and Hyundai Azera share the same basic body platform, but there are some structural and restraint system differences. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of side crash test verification.

Rating applies to 2014-16 models

Tested vehicle:2014 Kia Cadenza Premium 4-door

The Kia Cadenza was introduced in the 2014 model year. The Cadenza and Hyundai Azera share the same basic body platform, but there are some structural and restraint system differences. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1231
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -11.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1231
Head HIC-15 303
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 41
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.87
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.54
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.5
Combined force (kN) 4.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.1
L-M moment (Nm) 153
A-P moment (Nm) 42

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1231
Head HIC-15 204
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 18
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 25
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.45
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.17
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5
Combined force (kN) 2.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 92
A-P moment (Nm) 34

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Hyundai Azera 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,626 lbs
Peak force 17,249 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.76

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-16 models

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 6
Distance below top of head (mm) 2
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.2
Head contact time (ms) 49
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 147

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted