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2020 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Kia K5 Review

New 2020 Acura ILX

2020 Acura
ILX

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New 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia
K5

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MSRP*
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$25,900 to $31,780
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$23,490 to $30,490
Invoice* $24,617 to $30,187 $22,902 to $29,117
MPG - City 24 26 - 29
MPG - Hwy 34 34 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia K5 than the Acura ILX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia K5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura ILX.

Convenience
The Kia K5 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Acura ILX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura ILX is somewhat more expensive than the Kia K5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura ILX will cost more in transportation costs than the Kia K5.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX is much slimmer than the Kia K5, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura ILX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia K5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Acura ILX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia K5.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is somewhat more powerful than the Kia K5.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Kia K5. The Acura ILX has significantly less cargo room than the Kia K5, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Acura ILX is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia K5.