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2022 Hyundai Accent vs. 2022 Kia K5 Review

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2022 Hyundai
Accent

MSRP*: $16,645 to $19,600
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2022 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $23,790 to $31,190
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MPG - City 33 MPG 24 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 41 MPG 32 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 120-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 180-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 290-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 120 hp 180 - 290 hp
Exterior Length 172.6 in 193.1 in
Exterior Width 68.1 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Front 46.1 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 38.4 - 40.2 in
Rear 37.4 - 37.8 in

*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 Hyundai Accent, 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 Hyundai Accent.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Accent as you will with the Kia K5, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the Hyundai Accent is clearly a better financial choice over the Kia K5.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Accent 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 Hyundai Accent, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia K5.

Handling
The Hyundai Accent has a smaller turning radius than the Kia K5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Accent is significantly less powerful than the Kia K5. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Accent has much less torque than the Kia K5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Accent and the Kia K5.