When comparing the Kia Forte GT's and the Kia K5 GT's specifications and ratings, the Kia Forte GT 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 fuel efficiency and resale value. The Kia K5 GT has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia Forte GT's and the Kia K5 GT's specifications and ratings, the Kia Forte GT is a better car than the Kia K5 GT.
Kia Forte GT vs. Kia K5 GT Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Forte GT ranges from $23,971 to $29,969 while a used 2023 Kia K5 GT is priced between $32,671 to $39,651. For a new model, the Kia Forte GT's price is between $25,286 and $30,494, with the Kia K5 GT priced between $32,985 and $41,211.
Kia Forte GT vs. Kia K5 GT Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Forte GT loses 39.8 percent of its value and the Kia K5 GT loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the Kia Forte GT retains 7.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia K5 GT.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Forte GT’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Kia K5 GT base engine makes 290 horsepower. The GT is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 490 miles. The GT is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 506 miles.This gives the Kia Forte GT the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Kia K5 GT the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Kia K5 GT, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Kia Forte GT, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Kia K5 GT has higher safety ratings than the Kia Forte GT, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia K5 GT has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.