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2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Review

New 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia
K5

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*
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$23,490 to $30,490
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$18,895 to $27,945
Invoice* $22,902 to $29,117 $18,139 to $26,827
MPG - City 26 - 29 30
MPG - Hwy 34 - 38 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta 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 Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia K5 as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Jetta. 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 Volkswagen Jetta.

Dimensions
Since the Kia K5 is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia K5, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Jetta.

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

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

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

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