2020 Chrysler 300 vs 2019 Kia Cadenza

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Large sedans models like the Chrysler 300 and Kia Cadenza have fought for dominance for the last decade. Each model is a sedan built more for comfort and luxury than fuel efficiency or price point, but what separates them? If you are in the market for an executive sedan, you should arm yourself with as much knowledge as you can before deciding. When you look at the Chrysler 300 and Kia Cadenza right next to each other, the differences start with the visual, but there is more to be said about the differences below the surface. The following is a table comparing the two large sedans. Take note that these highlights are drawn from various trim levels including available packages and equipment.

2020 Chrysler 300 


2019 Kia Cadenza 

$29,590  Starting MSRP  $33,100 
3.6L V6  Base Model Engine  3.3L V6 
5.7 V8  Premium Model Engine  N/A 
292 Base Model Horsepower  290
363  Premium Model Horsepower  N/A 

Peak Fuel Economy

(MPG, City/Highway/Combined) 

Rear-Wheel Drive   Drive Type  Front-Wheel Drive 
Yes All-wheel Drive Option  No
120.2  Wheelbase (inches)  112.4 

2020 Chrysler 300 Vs 2019 Kia Cadenza Analysis

Notwithstanding the Kia Cadenza’s heftier starting price tag, many of the features you want might be easier to find on the 2020 Chrysler 300. Besides the option of a significantly more powerful engine option, the Chrysler 300 also offers an all-wheel-drive option. All of this sits on the Chrysler 300’s larger, 20-inch wheels.

Even though the combined MPG is the same from both cars, those planning to take long highway trips should find themselves buying gas a little less often if they pick the Chrysler 300. Since both cars have the same 18.5-gallon fuel tank, the Chrysler 300 is the obvious choice for long-distance driving. In conclusion, the 2020 Chrysler 300 is a great fit for anyone looking for a large sedan. By balancing fuel economy, performance, and luxury, the 2020 Chrysler 300 stares down the competition without looking away.

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