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2022 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2022 Kia K5 Review

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2022 Hyundai
Sonata

MSRP*: $24,150 to $34,750
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2022 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $23,790 to $31,190
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Invoice* $23,198 to $33,027 $23,097 to $29,690
MPG - City 23 - 28 MPG 24 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 MPG 32 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 180-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 290-hp, 2.5-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 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 180 - 290 hp
Exterior Length 192.9 in 193.1 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 46.1 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.4 - 38.4 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 feel a little more squished in the Hyundai Sonata than in the Kia K5, due to the Hyundai Sonata's smaller rear head- and legroom. 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
The Hyundai Sonata 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). 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.

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

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

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

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.