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2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Nissan Altima Review

New 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia
K5

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New 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*
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$23,490 to $30,490
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$24,300 to $35,180
Invoice* $22,902 to $29,117 $22,650 to $32,769
MPG - City 26 - 29 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 34 - 38 34 - 39
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 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. 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 will cost more in transportation costs 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.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Kia K5 and 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia K5 as you will in 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.