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

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2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

New 2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Kia
Cadenza

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New 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2020 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$33,100 to $44,100
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$37,000 to $43,300
Invoice* $31,502 to $41,216 $33,300 to $38,971
MPG - City 20 43
MPG - Hwy 27 43 - 44
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid.

Convenience
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Kia Cadenza, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Cadenza will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Cadenza is a little wider than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Cadenza does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Cadenza has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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 Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Cadenza as you will in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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