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2022 Kia K5 vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

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2022 Kia
K5

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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$23,690 to $31,090
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$23,600
Invoice* $23,097 to $29,690 $21,851
MPG - City 24 - 29 53
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 N/A
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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The Kia K5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Convenience
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Kia K5, 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia K5 is much wider than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Drivetrain
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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia K5 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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

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