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former owner of a 2016 Soul SX 2.0L - Caribbean Blue
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Cadenza pitted against the Taurus, Impala, Avalon, 300S,

The Big Test: 2013/2014 Full-Size Sedans - Motor Trend

their rating in this test:

1st place: Kia Cadenza
A huge value proposition, solid fuel efficiency, near-luxury ride, and pretty sheetmetal make the Kia our near-unanimous choice for first place.
2nd place: Chevrolet Impala
Despite a few flaws, the Impala offers a well-thought-out package at a reasonable cost. This is a solid step forward for the American sedan.
3rd place: Toyota Avalon
Extremely efficient and generous in interior room and features, the Avalon is let down by a bone-shaking ride and an uninspiring drive.
4th place: Chrysler 300S
A pretty face goes a long way, but it can't argue with reality. Poor fuel economy and interior room relegate the good-looking Chrysler to fourth.
5th place: Ford Taurus
The Taurus needs more than a refresh to compete in this segment. If you're on a budget, shop for something in the midsize category.

2K13 Forte SX Lux yada yada yada...
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I like this comment...

"Can you handle your premium car’s discount badge?..."

When is KIA going to recognize that the alphabet badge is not only cheap looking but does no justice to a pseudo Lux model especially if they plan on going up against higher end manufacturers in the future.

The power to surprise? ....
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