Although it seems like SUVs have taken over the road, sedans still hold a special place in the hearts of many drivers. This includes new drivers, commuters, busy city drivers, and those who just enjoy an extra hint of adrenaline in their daily driving. There are still many sedans available in the current market, but we’ll be focusing on just two of them.
Two popular mid-size sedans are the 2021 Kia K5 and the 2021 Hyundai Sonata. Previously known as the Kia Optima, the 2021 Kia K5 entered the market with sportier features and performance. The 2021 Hyundai Sonata has been a popular choice in the Hyundai line for years due its reliability and affordable price. If you’re curious to see how these two mid-size sedans stack up, keep reading for our 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata comparison. We will be focusing on their starting MSPR, engine performance, and cargo space.
2021 Kia K5
2021 Hyundai Sonata
|180 hp||Engine Power||191 hp|
|195 lb-ft||Engine Torque||181 lb-ft|
|16.0 cubic feet||Cargo Space||16.0 cubic feet|
Looking at the comparison table above, we can that this was a close competition. However, the 2021 Kia K5 managed to win the battle against the 2021 Hyundai Sonata. Let’s break it down. Starting out in the first row, both models offer an affordable price but the Kia K5 wins by about $100.
Moving down to the second and third row, we see that both models steal a win with their engine performance. While the Hyundai Sonata engine has more power, the Kia K5 engine has more torque. Both engines are reliable and powerful, so this category comes down to what your personal preference is for performance.
Finally, we have the final category of their cargo space. Both models offer 16.0 cubic feet of cargo space which is a generous amount for a mid-size sedan. While these models tied in this category, the Kia K5 still manages to win by having the advantage in two categories. If you are interested in the 2021 Kia K5, check out our selection at Van Griffith Kia and then schedule a test drive!