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2021 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2021 Kia K5 Review

New 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai
Sonata

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New 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia
K5

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MSRP*
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$23,600 to $33,850
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$23,490 to $30,490
Invoice* $22,670 to $32,172 $22,902 to $29,117
MPG - City 27 - 28 26 - 29
MPG - Hwy 37 - 38 34 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
The Hyundai Sonata offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia K5 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia K5 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Sonata 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). The Hyundai Sonata 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 Hyundai Sonata and the Kia K5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Sonata is about the same width as the Kia K5. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Sonata takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia K5.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia K5 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia K5.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia K5. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Sonata as you will in the Kia K5.

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