2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Nissan Maxima: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Nissan Maxima Review

New 2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Kia
Cadenza

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New 2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*
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$33,100 to $44,100
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$34,450 to $41,840
Invoice* $31,502 to $41,216 $32,162 to $39,051
MPG - City 20 20
MPG - Hwy 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Cadenza than the Nissan Maxima. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Cadenza and the Nissan Maxima in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Cadenza as you will with the Nissan Maxima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Kia Cadenza or the Nissan Maxima, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Kia Cadenza is much higher than that for the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Kia Cadenza is about the same width as the Nissan Maxima. When looking at overall length, the Kia Cadenza takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Maxima.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Cadenza doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Maxima.

Performance
The Kia Cadenza has less horsepower than the Nissan Maxima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Cadenza and the Nissan Maxima. The Kia Cadenza has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Maxima.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Cadenza than that of the Nissan Maxima.