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Hyundai Elantra vs. Kia K5

In comparing the Hyundai Elantra to the Kia K5, the Hyundai Elantra has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and fuel efficiency. The Kia K5 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Elantra versus the Kia K5, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Hyundai Elantra versus Kia K5 Pricing

For a new model, the Hyundai Elantra's price is between $20,777 and $27,061, with the Kia K5 priced between $25,453 and $34,012.

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. The Elantra is rated to deliver an average of 37 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 521 miles. The K5 is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 585 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

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 trunk space. The Hyundai Elantra, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear leg room.

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2023 Hyundai Elantra

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$20,777 - $27,061

Used Asking Price:

$16,418 - $23,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,453 - $34,012

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 51
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31 / 51

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6 / 13
9 / 13

Summary Review

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Limited, N Line, SE, SEL

Trim Levels

LXS, GT-Line, GT, EX

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.04 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

132 foot-lbs @ 4500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

180 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

195 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.057 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

33 / 42 / 37

Range (city/hwy):

409 / 521 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

27 / 37 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

427 / 585 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

14.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

46.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

105.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2725 lbs

Width:

71.9 inches

Height:

55.7 inches

Length:

184.1 inches

Wheelbase:

107.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3148 lbs

Width:

73.2 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

193.1 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

195/65R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P205/65R16