In comparing the 2021 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2021 Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. The 2021 Kia K5 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2021 Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Hyundai ELANTRA is a better car than the 2021 Kia K5.
2021 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2021 Kia K5 Pricing
A used 2021 Hyundai ELANTRA ranges from $16,393 to $24,974 while a used 2021 Kia K5 is priced between $19,587 to $30,750.
2021 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2021 Kia K5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Hyundai ELANTRA loses 41.1 percent of its value and the 2021 Kia K5 loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Hyundai ELANTRA retains 5.7 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 Hyundai ELANTRA’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the 2021 Kia K5 base engine makes 180 horsepower. The ELANTRA is rated to deliver an average of 35 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 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 Hyundai ELANTRA the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2021 Kia K5 the advantage in maximum range. 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 shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2021 Hyundai ELANTRA, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2021 Kia K5 has higher safety ratings than the 2021 Hyundai ELANTRA, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.64 out of 5 Stars.