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

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Hyundai Azera 4-door

The Kia Cadenza and Hyundai Azera share the same basic body platform, but there are some structural and restraint system differences. Structural drawings and comparative roof crush data from Hyundai/Kia indicated that the differences between the 2 models were small enough that Institute roof strength test results from the Hyundai Azera could be applied to the Kia Cadenza.

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-16 models

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry