In comparing the 2021 Honda Accord's and the 2021 Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Honda Accord has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value, interior volume and base engine power. The 2021 Kia K5 has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for used cars. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Honda Accord's and the 2021 Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Honda Accord is a better car than the 2021 Kia K5.
2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Kia K5 Pricing
A used 2021 Honda Accord ranges from $23,243 to $33,000 while a used 2021 Kia K5 is priced between $19,587 to $30,750.
2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Kia K5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Honda Accord loses 39 percent of its value and the 2021 Kia K5 loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Honda Accord retains 7.9 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 Honda Accord’s base engine makes 192 horsepower, and the 2021 Kia K5 base engine makes 180 horsepower. The Accord is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 562 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 Honda Accord the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2021 Kia K5 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2021 Honda Accord has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2021 Kia K5 has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Honda Accord and the 2021 Kia K5 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.