How the 2021 Kia K5 Compares to the 2021 Hyundai Sonata

As the newest model in the Kia lineup, the 2021 Kia K5 has drawn a lot of attention. The athletic design is one of the most apparent benefits of the 2021 Kia K5, making it a model that will add fun to every commute, errand, and vacation. While there are many options for sporty midsized sedans, the 2021 Kia K5 stands out from the rest, and we are excited to give you a better idea of why.

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata is a strong competitor, a model that has already established its place in the market. While you might be considering both options, there can only be one that is the best for your life. The 2021 Hyundai Sonata offers a wide range of features and options, but how do those compare to what the 2021 Kia K5 has? Our team put together a direct comparison so that you'll be able to feel confident in the one that you add to your driveway.

Our comparison looks at some of the most popular features and capabilities of each mid-size sedan, allowing you to have the closest look at these models. We encourage you to continue reading and then want you to contact our team with any questions. Our goal is to get you into the vehicle that you will love for years to come, and we are certain that the 2021 Kia K5 has the potential to be that model.

We've looked at performance, design, safety, and more so that you will have the most comprehensive look at what each of these models are capable of.

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2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

  • Both the 2021 Kia K5 and the 2021 Hyundai Sonata are competitively priced, but the 2021 Kia K5 has a slightly lower starting point than the 2021 Hyundai Sonata does.
  • The base engine of the 2021 Kia K5 will give you more torque than the 2021 Hyundai Sonata's base engine. The upgraded engine of the 2021 K5 will provide up to 290 horsepower while the 2021 Sonata maxes out at 191 horsepower.
  • Front-wheel drive is standard for both models, but only the 2021 Kia K5 offers all-wheel drive to give you better traction and control through some of the harshest conditions.
  • The 2021 Kia K5 provides more passenger space and more rear legroom than the 2021 Hyundai Sonata does, keeping everyone who gets inside more comfortable during every drive.
  • A dual-zone automatic climate control system comes standard on the 2021 Kia K5, while you need to upgrade the 2021 Hyundai Sonata to get the same system.

    • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration comes standard for the 2021 Kia K5 and 2021 Hyundai Sonata, as does an eight-inch touchscreen.
    • The 2021 Kia K5 has UVO Connectivity available while the 2021 Hyundai Sonata has Blue Link® Connected Car System as an option to simplify your time of ownership.
    • A variety of driver assistance features comes standard for the 2021 Kia K5 and the 2021 Hyundai Sonata to keep you feeling confident.
    • The 2021 Kia K5 has a slim grille while the 2021 Hyundai Sonata has a larger one, and each model can have a light bar that spans between the taillights.
    • Both models have a performance-based trim planned to release, ensuring everyone can find a model that will keep them entertained for the time they spend in the driver's seat.