When we compare the Kia K5 GT's and the Honda Civic Type R's specifications and ratings, the Kia K5 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. The Honda Civic Type R has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia K5 GT's and the Honda Civic Type R's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Kia K5 GT vs. Honda Civic Type R Pricing
A used 2023 Kia K5 GT ranges from $32,671 to $39,651 while a used 2023 Honda Civic Type R is priced between $51,997 to $61,988. For a new model, the Kia K5 GT's price is between $32,985 and $41,211, with the Honda Civic Type R priced between $44,215 and $54,870.
Kia K5 GT vs. Honda Civic Type R Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia K5 GT loses 46.8 percent of its value and the Honda Civic Type R loses 36 percent of its value. This means the Honda Civic Type R retains 10.9 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 K5 GT’s base engine makes 290 horsepower, and the Honda Civic Type R base engine makes 315 horsepower. The GT is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 506 miles. The Type R is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 347 miles. This gives the Kia K5 GT the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Honda Civic Type R. The GT uses regular unleaded, and the Type R uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Honda Civic Type R, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Kia K5 GT, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Kia K5 GT and the Honda Civic Type R have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia K5 GT has the better rating with a Top Safety Pick+ award compared to the Honda Civic Type R’s Top Safety Pick award.