2017 Kia Cadenza  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#57 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#117 of all 2017 vehicles

The Cadenza, introduced by Kia in 2014, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Cadenza has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2017 Kia Cadenza is below average 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 2017 Kia Cadenza has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.043%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.9%.

We estimate that the 2017 Kia Cadenza has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0503% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7392%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0503% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7392% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Kia Cadenza is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Kia Cadenza is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Kia Cadenza offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9463Hyundai AzeraKia CadenzaNissan MaximaINFINITI Q50Acura TLXVolkswagen CCToyota HighlanderDodge ChargerDodge ChallengerChrysler 300Buick RegalToyota AvalonComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Kia Cadenza with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 94. The 2017 Kia Cadenza is safer than the 2017 Hyundai Azera and less safe than the 2017 Toyota Avalon, the 2017 Buick Regal, the 2017 Chrysler 300, the 2017 Dodge Challenger, the 2017 Dodge Charger, and the 2017 Toyota Highlander. It is about as safe as the 2017 Nissan Maxima, the 2017 INFINITI Q50, the 2017 Acura TLX, and the 2017 Volkswagen CC.

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