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2022 Kia K5 vs. 2021 Subaru Impreza Review

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2022 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $23,690 to $31,090
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2021 Subaru
Impreza

MSRP*: $18,795 to $25,895
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Invoice* $23,097 to $29,690 $17,936 to $24,494
MPG - City 24 - 29 MPG 23 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 MPG 31 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.0 ft3 12.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 152 hp
Exterior Length 193.1 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 70.0 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 40.2 in
Rear 37.4 - 37.8 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.2 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
The Kia K5 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru Impreza with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Kia K5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru Impreza.

Convenience
The Kia K5 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Impreza, making it more convenient to drive.

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 is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Impreza. 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 Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
Since the Kia K5 is much wider than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Subaru Impreza.

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

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

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 Subaru Impreza.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia K5 and the Subaru Impreza. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia K5 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru Impreza.

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