When comparing the Honda Civic's and the Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. The Kia K5 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Honda Civic's and the Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the Honda Civic is a better car than the Kia K5.
Honda Civic vs. Kia K5 Pricing
A used 2023 Honda Civic ranges from $25,497 to $34,999 while a used 2023 Kia K5 is priced between $25,998 to $36,343. For a new model, the Honda Civic's price is between $24,544 and $31,599, with the Kia K5 priced between $27,013 and $37,575.
Honda Civic vs. Kia K5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Honda Civic loses 30.4 percent of its value and the Kia K5 loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the Honda Civic retains 16.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia K5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Honda Civic’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the Kia K5 base engine makes 180 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Kia K5, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Honda Civic, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda Civic and the Kia K5 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia K5 has the better rating with a Top Safety Pick+ award compared to the Honda Civic’s Top Safety Pick award.