2014 Kia Cadenza  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#80 of 2014 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#146 of all 2014 vehicles

The Cadenza, which Kia introduced in 2014, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Kia Cadenza packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2014 Kia Cadenza is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2014 Kia Cadenza has a score of 66, implying a 0.061% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2014 Kia Cadenza has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0608% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.9399%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0608% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.9399% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Kia Cadenza is 28% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2014 Kia Cadenza is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9258Nissan MaximaKia CadenzaHyundai AzeraAcura TLToyota AvalonVolvo S80Chrysler 300Buick RegalLincoln MKZHyundai GenesisLexus ES-350INFINITI Q50Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Kia Cadenza with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 92. The 2014 Kia Cadenza is less safe than the 2014 Acura TL, the 2014 Toyota Avalon, the 2014 INFINITI Q50, the 2014 Lexus ES-350, the 2014 Hyundai Genesis, the 2014 Lincoln MKZ, the 2014 Buick Regal, the 2014 Chrysler 300, and the 2014 Volvo S80. It is about as safe as the 2014 Nissan Maxima and the 2014 Hyundai Azera.

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