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2021 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2022 Kia K5 Review

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

MSRP*: $23,550 to $28,100
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2022 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $23,690 to $31,090
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Invoice* $22,622 to $26,990 $23,097 to $29,690
MPG - City 49 MPG 24 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 52 MPG 32 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.2 ft3 16.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 104 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
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 HEV.

Convenience
The Hyundai Elantra HEV will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia K5, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra HEV will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Hyundai Elantra HEV and the Kia K5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 HEV is slightly shorter than the Kia K5, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra HEV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Kia K5, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 Elantra HEV 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 HEV and the Kia K5. The Hyundai Elantra HEV has less cargo capacity than the Kia K5, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Hyundai Elantra HEV comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia K5.