And Away We Go - 2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test

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edited August 2014 in Kia
imageAnd Away We Go - 2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test

The first leg of our trip in the 2014 Kia Cadenza was an easy 400-mile jaunt to St. George, Utah. A quick stop in Barstow showed me what the Cadenza looked like when close to its load limits.

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  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512

    More Hyundai/Kia suspension follies. Great cars for the money, just don't have the suspension calibration thing down yet.

  • igve2shtzigve2shtz Member Posts: 12

    I agree with fordson1. My first experience with Hyundais/Kias is my mother's 07 Sonata. Driver, or driver/passenger, car is very good. Throw any weight in the trunk, or a couple passengers in the rear, and it's like the suspension just gives up. My brother (07 Sante Fe, 13 Sante Fe Sport) experiences the same problem. The Edmunds long-term Sante Fe has the same issue. If Hyundai/Kia were able to recruit a decent suspension engineer, they would be at the top of the charts. Until then, I look elsewhere.

  • yellowbalyellowbal Member Posts: 234

    Hyundai is trying to improve. I thought the Genesis had Lotus engineers tune its suspension. They should pay Lotus to tune all their cars while they're at it.

  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    edited August 2014

    If the suspension is fine in normal situations and only a problem under load maybe a rear load leveling system is needed. I'm not talking about the expensive air springs like Edmunds long term Ram but some air shocks, a couple of sensors and a compressor. GM has been using this simple system in large SUV's, Caddies, and Buicks for years. Most people don't even know that their Suburban/Tahoe has standard auto level control but say how well it rides no matter how much it's loaded.

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