Kia designers visually widened the 2017 Cadenza’s interior space with a wraparound dashboard that flows into the door panels and features real stitching. Improvements were made throughout the Cadenza to ensure a more pleasant driving experience and sophisticated interior.
2017 Kia Cadenza
The 2017 Kia Cadenza’s soft interior contours are offset by sheared surfaces. Even the door panels themselves have been adorned with higher quality soft-touch materials, while soft leather envelopes the interior cabin space. Nappa leather is available with quilted seat bolsters accented by diamond shaped stitching that dresses up the Cadenza’s already attractive cabin. For 2017, buyers have greater opportunity to customize their Cadenza, as a dark brown interior color has been added, bringing the total number of color combinations to four. Like the outgoing model, the White Package remains an option, but it has been upgraded with a new black wood-grain-style trim finished with a pearlescent sheen.
Additionally, the driver’s seat has been lowered for a sportier and more stable feeling, while engineers extended the seat cushion slightly and developed an innovative cushion extension mechanism that slides and rotates, making it easier for drivers to find their comfort zone behind the wheel. The heating elements used for the seat warmers have been re-engineered to more evenly distribute warmth, and as a Kia first, the seat heaters now utilize a smart control system to automatically lower the heater operating mode after a certain period of time.
Other features of the all-new Cadenza include:
- body structure composed of more than 50 percent Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS)
- driver’s knee airbag bringing the total number of airbags in the vehicle to nine
- newly designed front fascia with signature Kia “tiger nose” grille that has evolved into a new hexagonal shape
- available with two different grilles: “Diamond Butterfly” or “Intaglio“
- same overall length as outgoing model, yet slightly wider and lower in height
- side body panels are stronger and feature increased tensile strength steel to improve dent resistance
- newly designed 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels with available Michelin® tires
Technology-wise, the 2017 Kia Cadenza is enhanced with features to make the driving experience more enjoyable and effortless. New to the 2017 Cadenza is the Head Up Display (HUD), which shows key driver information such as speed and turn-by-turn navigation directions on the windshield directly in the driver’s line of sight. In addition, the Surround View Monitor has been updated with improved software and resolution that gives the driver a clearer birds-eye view of the area around the vehicle, with newly added reverse guidelines offering confidence when backing into confined spaces.
Other features new to the Cadenza include Smart Trunk, which conveniently opens the trunk lid if the sensor detects the key fob for more than three seconds, and a wireless smartphone charger. The latest generation of Kia’s UVO system featuring Android Auto and Apple® CarPlay is standard, while a 12-speaker Harman/Kardon® system featuring Clari-Fi™ music restoration technology is an option.
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