2024 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2024 Kia K5 | NewCars.com

2024 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2024 Kia K5 Review

Picture of the 2024 Hyundai Elantra

2024 Hyundai
Elantra

MSRP*: $21,475 to $28,315
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Picture of the 2024 Kia K5

2024 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $25,390 to $31,790
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MPG - City 31 - 32 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 40 - 41 MPG 32 - 37 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-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 Automatic, Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 180 - 290 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 193.1 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 46.1 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.6 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra than the Kia K5. The Kia K5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Elantra.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Elantra 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 Elantra is clearly a better financial choice over the Kia K5.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is a little narrower than the Kia K5, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Hyundai Elantra is slightly shorter than the Kia K5, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has about the same turning radius as the Kia K5, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Elantra has less horsepower than the Kia K5, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Elantra 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 Elantra and the Kia K5.