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2022 Kia K5 vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra Review

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2022 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $23,690 to $31,090
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2021 Nissan
Sentra

MSRP*: $19,460 to $21,800
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Invoice* $23,097 to $29,690 $18,495 to $20,713
MPG - City 24 - 29 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 MPG 37 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.0 ft3 14.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 149 hp
Exterior Length 193.1 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 71.5 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 44.0 in
Rear 34.7 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 40.2 in
Rear 37.4 - 37.8 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 36.7 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia K5 than the Nissan Sentra. The Kia K5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Sentra.

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 Sentra, 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). The Kia K5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan Sentra, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Sentra.

Dimensions
Since the Kia K5 is much wider than the Nissan Sentra, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia K5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Nissan Sentra.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia K5 is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Sentra.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia K5 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan Sentra.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia K5 and the Nissan Sentra. The Kia K5 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Sentra.

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