In comparing the Hyundai SONATA's and the Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai SONATA has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value and base engine power. The Kia K5 has the advantage in the area of interior volume. The Hyundai SONATA and Kia K5 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai SONATA's and the Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai SONATA is a better car than the Kia K5.
Hyundai SONATA vs. Kia K5 Pricing
A used 2023 Hyundai SONATA ranges from $23,433 to $33,928 while a used 2024 Kia K5 is priced between $26,865 to $36,992. For a new model, the Hyundai SONATA's price is between $26,698 and $36,966, with the Kia K5 priced between $27,135 and $37,290.
Hyundai SONATA vs. Kia K5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Hyundai SONATA loses 44.7 percent of its value and the Kia K5 loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the Hyundai SONATA retains 2.2 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 SONATA’s base engine makes 191 horsepower, and the 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 Kia K5 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room and rear leg room. The Hyundai SONATA has the advantage in the area of rear head room. The Hyundai SONATA and Kia K5 are comparable in regards to front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Hyundai SONATA and the Kia K5 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Hyundai SONATA has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.