2015 Kia Cadenza  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#80 of 2015 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#148 of all 2015 vehicles

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

The 2015 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 2015 Kia Cadenza has a score of 66, implying a 0.061% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Kia Cadenza has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0609% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.9583%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0609% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.9583% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Kia Cadenza is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2015 Kia Cadenza is 20% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9359Kia CadenzaHyundai AzeraToyota AvalonBuick LaCrosseAcura TLXLexus ES-350Volvo S80Hyundai GenesisDodge ChargerChrysler 300Toyota VenzaLincoln MKZComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Kia Cadenza with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 93. The 2015 Kia Cadenza is less safe than the 2015 Hyundai Azera, the 2015 Toyota Avalon, the 2015 Buick LaCrosse, the 2015 Acura TLX, the 2015 Lexus ES-350, the 2015 Lincoln MKZ, the 2015 Toyota Venza, the 2015 Chrysler 300, the 2015 Dodge Charger, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, and the 2015 Volvo S80.

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