Kia Cadenza v. Chrysler 300C, Both Spacious + Luxurious Sedans

October 28th, 2016 by

Chrysler 300

The Kia Cadenza and Chrysler 300 are luxurious four-door sedans made by non-luxury brands, but they are both fairly different. So we put them head-to-head in a comparison between both of the highest trim levels of both models — the 2016 Kia Cadenza Limited and the 2016 Chrysler 300C Platinum. Check it out and let us know which vehicle you think is the winner.

Engine Specs and Fuel Economy

First, we will start with the fun stuff — speed! The 2016 Kia Cadenza comes standard with a 293-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 engine. This V6 engine comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that helps it achieve 255 lb-ft of torque. The Kia Cadenza Limited has a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

Next up, the Chrysler 300C Platinum! The 300C Platinum  is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and buyers have the option of an upgraded 5.7-liter V8 engine. The V6 engine produces 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, and the V8 engine produces 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to fuel economy, the Chrysler 300C Platinum with the V6 engine edges out the Kia Cadenza Limited with an average of 19 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Interior highlights

Both of these vehicles are spacious five seaters with upscale leather interiors. The trunk space/cargo volume for both these sedans is pretty good, but the 300C Platinum has the Cadenza beat in this department, too. The trunk space in the Cadenza is 15.9 cubic feet, where the 300C can hold up to 16.3 cubic feet of cargo.  The Kia Cadenza is equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen display UVO system that has SiriusXM traffic and the 300C Platinum comes with a bigger 8.4-inch touchscreen digital display and it is equipped with UConnect 8.4 system that has navigation and voice command features.

Exterior features

Of course when it comes to vehicles, the exterior and style counts a lot too. As previously mentioned, both of these vehicles are four-door sedan body styles, but what makes them unique? The Cadenza Limited has exterior features like a panoramic sunroof, projection headlights, LED fog lights, and 19” alloy wheels. Then there is the 300C Platinum which has awesome exterior features such as platinum chrome details and accents, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, HID headlights, and much more.

Price

These two vehicles aren’t too far off when it comes to price, but the Cadenza is about $2,000 more than the 300C Platinum. The Cadenza Limited has an MSRP of $44,090, while the MSRP of the 300C Platinum is $42,690.

We don’t know about you, but we think there is a clear winner of this comparison. The 300C Platinum comes with a more powerful engine option, better fuel economy, a lower price, a larger display screen, and more interior cargo space. If you love the Chrysler 300 as much as we do, check out our available inventory here.

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