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2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Kia Optima Review

New 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia
K5

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New 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*
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$23,490 to $30,490
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$23,390 to $32,190
Invoice* $22,902 to $29,117 $22,572 to $30,903
MPG - City 26 - 29 21 - 27
MPG - Hwy 34 - 38 30 - 37
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 Kia K5 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Optima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Optima, the Kia K5 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia K5, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Kia K5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Optima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia K5 and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Kia K5 and the Kia Optima 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 Kia K5 and the Kia Optima.

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

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