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2022 Kia K5 vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat Review

Picture of the 2022 Kia K5

2022 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $23,790 to $31,190
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Passat

2022 Volkswagen
Passat

MSRP*: $27,575 to $30,575
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MPG - City 24 - 29 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 MPG Info not available
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)
  • 174-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 174 hp
Exterior Length 193.1 in 193.6 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 40.2 in
Rear 37.4 - 37.8 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 37.8 in

*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 Passat 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 Passat.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat 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 Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
The Kia K5 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Passat. When looking at overall length, the Kia K5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Passat.

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

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

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Kia K5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Passat.

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

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