In comparing the Kia K5 GT's and the Toyota Camry XSE'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, interior volume and base engine power. The Toyota Camry XSE has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Kia K5 GT's and the Toyota Camry XSE's specifications and ratings, the Kia K5 GT is a better car than the Toyota Camry XSE.
Kia K5 GT vs. Toyota Camry XSE Pricing
A used 2023 Kia K5 GT ranges from $32,671 to $39,651 while a used 2023 Toyota Camry XSE is priced between $32,882 to $39,990. For a new model, the Kia K5 GT's price is between $32,985 and $41,211, with the Toyota Camry XSE priced between $33,314 and $39,842.
Kia K5 GT vs. Toyota Camry XSE 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 XSE loses 40.7 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Camry XSE 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 XSE base engine makes 206 horsepower. The GT is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 506 miles. The XSE is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 600 miles. This gives the Toyota Camry XSE the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Kia K5 GT. 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 XSE 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 XSE 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 XSE have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.