When comparing the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2022 Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. The 2022 Kia K5 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2022 Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA is a better car than the 2022 Kia K5.
2022 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2022 Kia K5 Pricing
A used 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA ranges from $19,783 to $26,622 while a used 2022 Kia K5 is priced between $20,389 to $32,756. For a new model, the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA's price is between $19,700 and $27,289, with the 2022 Kia K5 priced between $25,405 and $33,874.
2022 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2022 Kia K5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA loses 41.1 percent of its value and the 2022 Kia K5 loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA retains 5.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Kia K5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the 2022 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 548 miles.This gives the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2022 Kia K5 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Kia K5 has higher safety ratings than the 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.64 out of 5 Stars.