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2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat Review

New 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia
K5

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New 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$23,490 to $30,490
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$22,995 to $31,095
Invoice* $22,902 to $29,117 $22,052 to $29,820
MPG - City 26 - 29 23
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

*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
The Volkswagen Passat 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 Volkswagen Passat. 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 Passat.

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.