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2022 Kia K5 vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda6 Review

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2022 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $23,690 to $31,090
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2021 Mazda
Mazda6

MSRP*: $24,475 to $35,900
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Invoice* $23,097 to $29,690 $23,235 to $33,892
MPG - City 24 - 29 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 MPG 31 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.0 ft3 14.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 187 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 193.1 in 192.7 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 40.2 in
Rear 37.4 - 37.8 in
Front 37.4 - 38.4 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda6 than the Kia K5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia K5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda6.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia K5 as you will with the Mazda Mazda6, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia K5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda Mazda6. 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 Mazda Mazda6 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia K5 is a little wider than the Mazda Mazda6, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Kia K5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda6.

Handling
The Kia K5 has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda6, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia K5 is significantly less powerful than the Mazda Mazda6. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Kia K5 has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda6, 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 Kia K5 and the Mazda Mazda6. The Kia K5 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda6.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia K5 than that of the Mazda Mazda6.