2016 Kia Cadenza  RealSafeCars65Safety Rating

#82 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#152 of all 2016 vehicles

The Cadenza, which Kia introduced in 2014, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Kia Cadenza has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it 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 2016 Kia Cadenza is very 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 2016 Kia Cadenza has a score of 65, implying a 0.062% chance of driver death (5.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Kia Cadenza has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0619% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.0637%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0619% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.0637% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Kia Cadenza is 33% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Kia Cadenza is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9358Kia CadenzaHyundai AzeraToyota AvalonBuick LaCrosseINFINITI Q50Nissan MaximaHyundai GenesisDodge ChargerChrysler 300Lincoln MKZBuick RegalLexus ES-350Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Kia Cadenza with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 93. The 2016 Kia Cadenza is less safe than the 2016 Hyundai Azera, the 2016 Toyota Avalon, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse, the 2016 INFINITI Q50, the 2016 Nissan Maxima, the 2016 Lexus ES-350, the 2016 Buick Regal, the 2016 Lincoln MKZ, the 2016 Chrysler 300, the 2016 Dodge Charger, and the 2016 Hyundai Genesis.

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