When we compare the 2021 Hyundai SONATA's and the 2021 Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Hyundai SONATA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, resale value and base engine power. The 2021 Kia K5 has the advantage in the area of interior volume. The 2021 Hyundai SONATA and 2021 Kia K5 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Hyundai SONATA's and the 2021 Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Hyundai SONATA is a better car than the 2021 Kia K5.
2021 Hyundai SONATA vs. 2021 Kia K5 Pricing
A used 2021 Hyundai SONATA ranges from $17,994 to $28,993 while a used 2021 Kia K5 is priced between $19,587 to $30,750.
2021 Hyundai SONATA vs. 2021 Kia K5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Hyundai SONATA loses 44.7 percent of its value and the 2021 Kia K5 loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Hyundai SONATA retains 2.2 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 SONATA’s base engine makes 191 horsepower, and the 2021 Kia K5 base engine makes 180 horsepower. Both the SONATA and the K5 are rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 548 and 585 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2021 Kia K5 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room and rear leg room. The 2021 Hyundai SONATA has the advantage in the areas of rear head room cargo space. The 2021 Hyundai SONATA and 2021 Kia K5 are comparable in regards to front leg room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Hyundai SONATA and the 2021 Kia K5 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.