2018 Kia Cadenza  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#46 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#106 of all 2018 vehicles

The Cadenza, which Kia introduced in 2014, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Kia Cadenza is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Kia Cadenza is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Kia Cadenza offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9569Kia CadenzaFord MustangNissan MuranoINFINITI Q50Toyota AvalonAcura TLXMazda CX-9Toyota HighlanderDodge ChargerDodge ChallengerGMC AcadiaLexus ISComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Kia Cadenza with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 95. The 2018 Kia Cadenza is less safe than the 2018 INFINITI Q50, the 2018 Toyota Avalon, the 2018 Acura TLX, the 2018 Lexus IS, the 2018 GMC Acadia, the 2018 Dodge Challenger, the 2018 Dodge Charger, the 2018 Toyota Highlander, and the 2018 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2018 Ford Mustang and the 2018 Nissan Murano.

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