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2020 Subaru Impreza vs. 2021 Kia K5 Review

New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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New 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia
K5

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MSRP*
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$18,695 to $25,795
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$23,490 to $30,490
Invoice* $17,844 to $24,401 $22,902 to $29,117
MPG - City 23 - 28 26 - 29
MPG - Hwy 31 - 36 34 - 38
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Subaru Impreza offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia K5 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Kia K5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru Impreza.

Convenience
The Kia K5 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Subaru Impreza, 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). Based on MSRP, the Subaru Impreza is clearly a better financial choice over the Kia K5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Subaru Impreza will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia K5.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Impreza is much slimmer than the Kia K5, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Subaru Impreza, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia K5.

Drivetrain
The Subaru Impreza has much less torque than the Kia K5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
The Subaru Impreza has less horsepower than the Kia K5, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Impreza and the Kia K5. The Subaru Impreza has significantly less cargo room than the Kia K5, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Impreza is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia K5.