2018 Kia Cadenza vs 2018 Kia Optima

2018 Kia Cadenza vs 2018 Kia Optima

Today we are doing the most difficult kind of comparison, one that is between two Kia vehicles. We’re passionate about Kia vehicles, and we know that all Kia vehicles are exceptional in unique ways. Still, we know that our customers might get stuck on a choice between two Kia vehicles, and we don’t want to leave them hanging. Maybe we can’t choose just one Kia vehicle, but we can help you to do so.

This time we chose to compare two Kia sedans, the 2018 Kia Cadenza and the 2018 Kia Optima. Each of these vehicles is a fierce competitor, but even if there is no clear winner, the information that we go over should help you decide which vehicle will better fit your lifestyle. Stay with us to learn more about the 2018 Kia Cadenza and the 2018 Kia Optima.

2018 Kia Cadenza 


2018 Kia Optima 

$32,290  Starting MSRP  $22,600 
20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway  Fuel Economy  25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway 
290 hp at 6,400 rpm  Horsepower  185 hp at 6,000 rpm 
253 lb.-ft. at 5,200 rpm  Torque  178 lb.-ft. at 4,000 rpm 

Purchase a new Kia Vehicle at Performance Kia in Moosic, PA

Different lifestyles come with different budgets, and each of these sedans cater to different spending preferences. Their starting MSRPs are $10,000 apart from each other, which may be a deciding factor in itself if you want to save money. Also, there is a sizeable gap between their fuel economies. Again, the 2018 Kia Optima has the advantage with a money-saving fuel economy. Still, if you want a little more bells and whistles and perhaps some more power under your hood, you may opt for the more expensive option, the 2018 Kia Cadenza.

Even though the 2018 Kia Optima is the more budget friendly, it still has some features that the 2018 Kia Cadenza is lacking. For example, standard on the 2018 Kia Optima on all trim levels are Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Contrastingly, the 2018 Kia Cadenza has them available or standard on certain trim levels, but also has trim levels where these features are not available at all.

Here at Performance Kia, we have a soft spot for all Kia vehicles, new or old, SUV or sedan. We sell many different styles and model years as well, including multiple model years of Kia Optima vehicles. If the Optima is the vehicle you prefer, then we encourage you to come see our expert sales team at Performance Kia during business hours and at your earliest convenience.