2016 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Kia Cadenza

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is a completely redesigned vehicle which offers Regina and Swift Current drivers a level of performance which the 2016 Kia Cadenza cannot hope to match. Back after a one-year break, the Maxima is better than ever, with the very latest automotive technology and engineering combining to make an advanced and enviable four-door sports car.

Power and Efficiency

Each model of the 2016 Maxima enjoys the same high-end powertrain for a phenomenal level of performance. A 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine produces 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque – astonishing numbers for a vehicle in this class. That mighty output is artfully refined by a state of the art Xtronic CVT system, which allows for up to 7.8 L/100km on the highway or 10.9 in the city.

In contrast, the 2016 Kia Cadenza’s sole engine is a 3.3L GDI V6 which fails to match the Maxima in terms of either raw power or fuel-efficiency. The output is equal to 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque – not quite as much as the Maxima – while fuel consumption is markedly greater, at 12.7 L/100km in the city and 8.4 on the highway.


Regina and Swift Current drivers are quickly impressed by the 2016 Nissan Maxima’s confident, efficient drive, but they’re also blown away by the generous level of interior technology.
The following features are available with your 2016 Nissan Maxima, but not with the 2016 Kia Cadenza:

  • Active Ride Control: Handling and steering systems are ubiquitous, but only the Maxima’s Integrated Dynamic-Control Module applies the brakes and levels the chassis to keep your ride smooth.
  • Driver Attention Alert: Monitors your steering patterns, then provides a chime and a visual alert if unusual steering activity is detected – perfect for drivers who spend lots of time on the highway.
  • Zero Gravity Front Seats: Inspired by NASA engineering, these sport-styled front seats conform ideally to your body, allowing you to handle the G’s in total comfort.


Nissan designers needed their new four-door sports-car to offer a whole new concept, so they visited the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels to take inspiration from modern jet-fighters. The 2016 Nissan Maxima makes the inspiration known, with design features not included with the 2016 Kia Cadenza.

Overall, the vehicle is low, streamlined, and sculpted with a distinctive sweep, body, and deeply scalloped doors. An exclusive metal-stamping technique was utilized to create a jet-inspired bodyline, and a floating roof means that it appears to hover over the cabin.

Experience the Thrilling 2016 Nissan Maxima at Knight Nissan

From first peek to the drive itself, the 2016 Nissan Maxima is a four-door sport-cars which dominates the 2016 Kia Cadenza. To take a test drive, just contact one of the team at Knight Nissan today. We can’t wait to see our Regina and Swift Current customers soon!