24 Days of December Sun: Kia Cadenza

Given that we were traveling with the likes of automotive legends, the Kia Cadenza full-size sedan was a voluptuous sight to the sporty lineup of Run to the Sun.

Powered by a 3.3L 293 horsepower engine, the Kia Cadenza can haul the 195.5 inches in length and 3,785 lbs. of weight up to fun speeds in no time. It comes with an 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic.

The Cadenza looks slick in metallic black, and dual mufflers with chrome tips are a bit of good bling out the back.

Inside the Cadenza, there was leather trimming, heated seats and steering wheels and faux wood grain trim. The same competent system they’ve put into other Kia vehicles comes with the Cadenza, and includes the 8-inch touchscreen display features the UVO services, Sirius XM radio, Bluetooth connectivity and more.

While we were surprised to see several full-size sedans in the sporty comparisons, the Kia Cadenza held its own among much heavier hitters.