Kia Optima vs Kia Cadenza Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
MSRP
$27,190
Invoice
$26,103
Average Price Paid
$25,777
3 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Cadenza
Limited FWD
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2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
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2020 Kia Cadenza
Limited FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,358
6 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Cadenza
Limited FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,637

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Kia Optima competes with other midsize family-sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. It receives a few changes for 2020. You’ll find one of three power...

2020 Kia Cadenza
Limited FWD
Josh Jacquot Preview:

Kia’s Cadenza is a 5-passenger sedan designed to serve buyers looking for a car more full-featured than standard midsize sedans (think Toyota Camry or Nissan Altima) without tipping in...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Harvey writes:
Power Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"No Turbo lag, stomp the accelerator and it moves out fast."
Family Car Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"Lots of room and convenience features. "
2020 Kia Cadenza
Limited FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2020 Kia Cadenza
Limited FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
290 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
253 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
12:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
3,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.62 in x 3.3 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 45.5 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 37.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 16 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,014 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 197 in
Width 73.2 in 73.6 in
Height 57.7 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 112.4 in

Available Options

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
2020 Kia Cadenza
Limited FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Graphite Gray
  • Gravity Blue
  • Snow White Pearl

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