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2021 Kia K5 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Passat Review

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2021 Kia
K5

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2021 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$23,590 to $30,590
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$23,995 to $29,995
Invoice* $23,001 to $29,214 $23,011 to $28,765
MPG - City 24 - 29 24
MPG - Hwy 32 - 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 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). Whether you pick the Kia K5 or the Volkswagen Passat, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia K5 is a little wider than the Volkswagen Passat, 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 Volkswagen Passat.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia K5 is somewhat more powerful than 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia K5 as you will in 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.