In comparing the 2021 Dodge Charger's and the 2021 Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Dodge Charger has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The 2021 Kia K5 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Dodge Charger's and the 2021 Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Kia K5 is a better car than the 2021 Dodge Charger.
2021 Dodge Charger vs. 2021 Kia K5 Pricing
A used 2021 Dodge Charger ranges from $22,986 to $58,987 while a used 2021 Kia K5 is priced between $19,587 to $30,750.
2021 Dodge Charger vs. 2021 Kia K5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Dodge Charger loses 36.2 percent of its value and the 2021 Kia K5 loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Dodge Charger retains 10.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Kia K5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Dodge Charger’s base engine makes 292 horsepower, and the 2021 Kia K5 base engine makes 180 horsepower. The Charger is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 555 miles. The K5 is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 585 miles. This gives the 2021 Kia K5 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2021 Dodge Charger. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2021 Kia K5, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room and rear head room. The 2021 Dodge Charger, a large car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Dodge Charger and the 2021 Kia K5 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.