If you have been looking for a high-quality sedan, you have likely seen lots of options.

Plenty of cars have smooth rides, extra features, and powerful engines, but which one in right for you?

Two of the most popular vehicles for 2014 are the Ford Taurus and the Kia Cadenza. One is a long-standing staple among American highways, while the other is an up-and-comer, stealing the sport light with excellent styling and powerful driving.

But which one is superior? Let’s find out…

Taurus v Cadenza

The 2014 Kia Cadenza Battles the 2014 Ford Taurus

Performance and Power:
While the 2014 Ford Taurus has decent performance and power, it simply can’t live up to the Cadenza. The Ford Taurus gets 288 horsepower with the standard 3.5L V6;  the Kia Cadenza, however, with a 3.3L V6 puts out 293 horsepower.

All the Right Features:
The 2014 Kia Cadenza is one of the most fully loaded vehicles on the market. It has a wide variety of features that are completely absent from the 2014 Ford Taurus. Safety features, infotainment features, convenience features, comfort features – all are well stocked in the Cadenza, and simply lacking in the Ford Taurus.

The following features are standard in the Cadenza and not found in the Ford Taurus:
Info from U.S. News Car Comparison


    • Rear Body Air Bag
    •  Daytime Running Lights
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors


    • Heated Driver Seat
    • Backup Camera
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Universal Garage Door Opener


  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Electronic Rearview Mirror
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Mirror Memory
  • Power Folding Mirrors

As anyone can see from the list above, when it comes to features, the Cadenza wins the round.

Interior Battles:
The 2014 Kia Cadenza has one of the top interiors available today. With the long list of features and a smooth, comfortable drive, the Kia Cadenza’s interior easily out paces the 2014 Ford Taurus. In fact, Kelley Blue Book, one of the leading sources for automotive information, gave the interior of the 2014 Ford Taurus a very average 6.6 out of 10.

Final Verdict Goes to the Kia Cadenza

The 2014 Ford Taurus may have put up a good fight, but in the end it was no match for the Kia Cadenza. The long list of features, superior interior, and more powerful performance resulted  in a runaway victory for the all new Kia Cadenza.

If you are in the market for an excellent sedan, stop by McGrath Kia and take a look at our large inventory of high quality vehicles.


Call us today at 888-696-1133 or fill out a Contact Form and we’ll help you get the information you need to make a great choice on your next car purchase.