In comparing the Hyundai ELANTRA's and the Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai ELANTRA 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 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai ELANTRA is a better car than the Kia K5.
Hyundai ELANTRA vs. Kia K5 Pricing
A used 2024 Hyundai ELANTRA ranges from $22,829 to $27,957 while a used 2024 Kia K5 is priced between $26,865 to $36,992. For a new model, the Hyundai ELANTRA's price is between $22,951 and $28,592, with the Kia K5 priced between $27,135 and $37,290.
Hyundai ELANTRA vs. Kia K5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Hyundai ELANTRA loses 41.1 percent of its value and the Kia K5 loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the Hyundai ELANTRA retains 5.7 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 Hyundai ELANTRA’s base engine makes 147 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 shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 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 Kia K5 has higher safety ratings than the Hyundai ELANTRA, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.64 out of 5 Stars.