2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Toyota Avalon: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Toyota Avalon Review

New 2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Kia
Cadenza

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New 2020 Toyota Avalon

2020 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*
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$33,100 to $44,100
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$35,875 to $42,575
Invoice* $31,502 to $41,216 $32,288 to $38,319
MPG - City 20 22
MPG - Hwy 27 31 - 32
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Kia Cadenza, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Cadenza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Cadenza as you will with the Toyota Avalon, 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 Toyota Avalon, 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 Kia Cadenza and the Toyota Avalon have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Cadenza is a little wider than the Toyota Avalon, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Kia Cadenza takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Avalon.

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

Handling
The Kia Cadenza has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Avalon, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Cadenza has less horsepower than the Toyota Avalon, 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 Toyota Avalon. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Cadenza as you will in the Toyota Avalon.

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