When we compare the Kia K5 GT's and the Toyota Camry TRD'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 and interior volume. The Toyota Camry TRD has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia K5 GT's and the Toyota Camry TRD's specifications and ratings, the Kia K5 GT is a better car than the Toyota Camry TRD.
Kia K5 GT vs. Toyota Camry TRD Pricing
A used 2023 Kia K5 GT ranges from $32,671 to $39,651 while a used 2023 Toyota Camry TRD is priced between $35,998 to $43,993. For a new model, the Kia K5 GT's price is between $32,985 and $41,211, with the Toyota Camry TRD priced between $35,176 and $41,125.
Kia K5 GT vs. Toyota Camry TRD 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 Toyota Camry TRD loses 40.7 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Camry TRD retains 6.2 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 Toyota Camry TRD base engine makes 301 horsepower. The GT is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 506 miles. The TRD is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 490 miles. This gives the Kia K5 GT the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Toyota Camry TRD. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the Kia K5 GT has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Toyota Camry TRD has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Kia K5 GT and the Toyota Camry TRD have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Kia K5 GT and the Toyota Camry TRD have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.