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2021 Acura ILX vs. 2022 Kia K5 Review

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2021 Acura
ILX

MSRP*: $26,100 to $32,000
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2022 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $23,690 to $31,090
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Invoice* $25,461 to $30,736 $23,097 to $29,690
MPG - City 24 MPG 24 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 MPG 32 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.4 ft3 16.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 180 - 290 hp
Exterior Length 182.2 in 193.1 in
Exterior Width 70.6 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 34.0 in
Front 46.1 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 38.4 - 40.2 in
Rear 37.4 - 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 and the Kia K5 have similar Destination Charges.

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.

Handling
The Acura ILX has a larger turning radius than the Kia K5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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