2019 Kia Cadenza  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#73 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#151 of all 2019 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Kia Cadenza is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Kia Cadenza is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Kia Cadenza offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8964Chevrolet ImpalaKia CadenzaNissan MaximaVolkswagen ArteonLexus ES-350Lincoln MKZDodge ChargerChrysler 300Toyota AvalonINFINITI Q50Acura TLXKia StingerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Kia Cadenza with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 89. The 2019 Kia Cadenza is safer than the 2019 Chevrolet Impala and less safe than the 2019 Lexus ES-350, the 2019 Kia Stinger, the 2019 Acura TLX, the 2019 INFINITI Q50, the 2019 Toyota Avalon, the 2019 Chrysler 300, the 2019 Dodge Charger, and the 2019 Lincoln MKZ. It is about as safe as the 2019 Nissan Maxima and the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon.

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