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2022 Kia K5 vs. 2022 Nissan Altima Review

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2022 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $23,790 to $31,190
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2022 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $24,900 to $34,600
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MPG - City 24 - 29 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 MPG 34 - 39 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)
  • 290-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 188-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 236-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 182 - 236 hp
Exterior Length 193.1 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 43.8 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 40.2 in
Rear 37.4 - 37.8 in
Front 38.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.7 - 36.9 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
The Kia K5 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Altima. The Kia K5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Altima.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia K5 as you will with the Nissan Altima, 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 Nissan Altima.

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

Handling
The Kia K5 has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia K5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Altima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia K5 and the Nissan Altima.

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