2018 Kia Cadenza Limited vs Genesis G80

2018 Kia Cadenza Limited vs Genesis G80

For full-size luxury in an affordable package, check out the 2018 Kia Cadenza Limited and Genesis G80. These sedans treat passengers to all-out style, with seats trimmed in quilted leather and streetwise tech features. Which is best for you? Read our comparison guide to learn more.

Cushiest Ride: 2018 Kia Cadenza Limited

The first thing you'll notice about the Cadenza Limited is that it's tuned for comfort. It glides over any breaks in the road like they aren't even there. And, if you want a little extra speed, you can always switch the transmission into Sport mode.

In the Genesis G80, the transmission favors comfort, almost to a fault. To compete with other full-size luxury sedans, you really should upgrade to the V8 engine. It delivers increasing power so you can zip up to speed from a stop and move past slower vehicles with confidence.

Most Luxurious Cabin: It's a Tie!

If all you're after is a quiet cabin and an exquisite build, you're going to have a tough time choosing between these two models. Both of these full-size luxury sedans are hushed at highway speeds. You'll also find two rows of spacious, comfortable seating in both models. And, with upscale features like leather upholstery and heated and ventilated seats, you can even make the most of rush-hour.

Most in Modern Tech: 2018 Kia Cadenza Limited

With its long list of standard equipment, the Cadenza Limited gives you the full luxury treatment, no options necessary. It comes equipped with features that you have to add to the Genesis G80, including LED foglights, a head-up display, and upgraded leather upholstery. This top-trim, full-size sedan cuts through misty mornings with its handy LED foglights. The head-up display projects vital stats on your windshield, so there's no need to look down. And, with the Cadenza's quilted nappa leather seat trim, it's hard to find a more luxurious commute in this price range.

While the Genesis G80 doesn't come standard with as many features as the top-trim Cadenza Limited, you can add the Ultimate package for the full luxury experience. It includes features you'll find on the Limited, like a power trunk lid to help you save time in the parking lot.

Best Overall Value: 2018 Kia Cadenza Limited

At first glance, the Genesis G80 might look like the better deal. After all, it has a starting MSRP of $41,750. However, when you option it to match the Cadenza Limited's standard feature content, the Cadenza Limited ends up being the better deal on a luxurious ride. A fully-equipped Cadenza Limited starts at $44,390, whereas the base Genesis G80 3.8 with the Ultimate package will cost about $51,850.

The Cadenza Limited represents that sweet spot that includes generous passenger space, refined luxury, and an attractive price tag, making it our overall pick. No matter what you're looking for in a luxury vehicle, you can find it in the 2018 Kia Cadenza Limited. That includes all the latest smartphone integration, high-tech driver safety aids, and plush leather upholstery. Best of all, you can enjoy all of this at a fair price.

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