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2022 Kia K5 vs. 2022 Subaru Legacy Review

Picture of the 2022 Kia K5

2022 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $23,790 to $31,190
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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $23,495 to $36,695
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Invoice* $23,097 to $29,690 $21,715 to $33,799
MPG - City 24 - 29 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 MPG 32 - 35 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)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 193.1 in 190.6 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 40.2 in
Rear 37.4 - 37.8 in
Front 37.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 Subaru Legacy 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 Subaru Legacy.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia K5, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Subaru Legacy. 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 Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia K5 is a little wider than the Subaru Legacy, 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 Subaru Legacy.

Handling
The Kia K5 has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Legacy, 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 Subaru Legacy.

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

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

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