2017 Kia Cadenza preview

The Basics:

The Kia Cadenza, is already a great car for comfort-oriented sedan shoppers—especially those who aren’t super-brand-conscious yet want a luxury-car feel and feature set without breaking the bank. And it stands to get even better with the fully redesigned version—first shown at the 2016 New York Auto Show—that’s on the way for 2017.

That’s because Kia takes aim at two of the outgoing Cadenza’s main weaknesses: It’s a little conservatively styled, and not all that much fun to drive.

Like Kia’s most recent models, the 2017 Kia Cadenza ups its game inside, where it counts, with a cabin that’s even more focused on hand-crafted details and upgraded materials. And with Kia’s first 8-speed automatic transmission in a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the Cadenza also makes gains in efficiency and drivability.

From the outside, the 2017 Kia Cadenza looks a good deal more elegant than its predecessor, and perhaps a little sportier, too. The new

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