Nissan Maxima vs. Kia Cadenza

Brilliant Silver
VS
Silky Silver

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$22,361 - $25,528
$19,841 - $24,464

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.79 / 5
38 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
3.3L DOHC GDI V6

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
45.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
38.5 - 40.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.2 in.
37.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
37.6 - 37.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 cu. ft.
16 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Exterior Features

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
112.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
Not Available
37.2 ft.

Length

Length
192.8 in.
195.7 in.

Width

Width
73.2 in.
73.6 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3478 .lbs
3633 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
290 hp

Torque

Torque
261 ft. lbs.
253 ft. lbs.

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 15 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
28 mpg

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima
Kia Cadenza

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
98.6 ft³.
107.8 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3478 lbs.
3633 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 mpg.
23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

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

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6
Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/213
3.3 L/204

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38
4.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77
3.42

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25
3.32

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550
660

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0
7.6

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
180

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18
P245/45VR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18
P245/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8.5 in.
18 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8.5 in.
18 X 7.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
12.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 in.
11.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal.
18.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
38.5 - 40.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
45.5 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.7 in.
58.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.2 in.
56.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
37.6 - 37.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
34.2 in.
37.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.7 in.
56.5 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.5 in.
56.3 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
112.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
192.8 in.
195.7 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.5 in.
57.9 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.4 in.
63.3 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in.
63.6 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in.
Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³.
16 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Maxima
Cadenza

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
Intermediate

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
3.3

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4