Kia’s entry into the “semi-luxe” space, the Cadenza seemingly offers everything you could want from a Mercedes E-Class for $20k less. They’re both comfortable, handsome, well-equipped, spacious and dependable. So with Mercs, are you really just paying for the three-pointed star on the front?
Mercedes’ added value comes in performance; most German luxury cars accelerate, brake and handle exceptionally well. The Cadenza is just slightly above average in these categories.
If you never put your foot hard down for fun in your current car, the excellent Cadenza may offer everything you’d want from a luxury car.