Let's play word association. I say the word "Kia," what comes to mind? A decent economy car, maybe. Perhaps with hamsters?
What does not come mind is a nice, big comfortable near-luxury car. But that's exactly what the new Kia Cadenza is and, I have to tell you, it surprised me in a way few cars have.
In that sense,the Cadenza fits right in. It looks and feels sharp. Maybe not better than the rest, but at least as good. And it offers a distinctly different flavor from the others. The Cadenza is for those who want just a hint of spice compared to the bland dishes the others are serving.