Kia Cadenza vs. Volkswagen Passat

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VS
 Beige

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$32,290
$22,995

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.3L DOHC GDI V6
2.0L TSI 174 HP 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.5 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 - 40.2 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.2 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 - 37.9 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16 cu. ft.
15.9 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
5

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45VR18
P215/60TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.4 in.
110.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.2 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
195.7 in.
191.9 in.

Width

Width
73.6 in.
72.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3633 lbs.
3274 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
253 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
100 lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 mpg
31 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
36 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Kia Cadenza
Volkswagen Passat

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Large Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
107.8 ft³.
102 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3633 lbs.
3274 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 mpg.
25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 mpg.
36 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6
1000 lbs.

Displacement

Displacement
3.3 L/204
100 lbs.

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
1000 lbs.

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
100 lbs.

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.81
2.0 L/121

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90
Gasoline Direct Injection

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86
6

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42
Automatic w/OD

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22
4.46

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
2.51

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42
1.56

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32
1.14

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660
0.85

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6
0.67

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180
3.19

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
3.23

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
330

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
6.1

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
140

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18
Strut

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18
Multi-Link

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Strut

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
Multi-Link

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
P215/60TR16

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
P215/60TR16

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
16 X 6.5 in.

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
16 X 6.5 in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Compact in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.2 ft.
Aluminum

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Aluminum

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Steel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Rack-Pinion

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
36.4 ft.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
4-Wheel Disc

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in.
4-Wheel

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal.
Yes

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 - 40.2 in.
Yes

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.5 in.
12.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in.
10.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
56.5 in.
18.5 gal.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 - 37.9 in.
38.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37.2 in.
42.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in.
56.9 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
56.3 in.
37.8 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.4 in.
39.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
195.7 in.
57 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.6 in.
110.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.9 in.
191.9 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63.3 in.
72.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.6 in.
58.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16 ft³.
62.1 in.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80
61 in.

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65
5.4 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Cadenza
15.9 ft³.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
Passat

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Intermediate

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.3
Sedan

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
2.0

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
DOHC

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
iron

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4