When we compare the Kia K5 LXS's and the Kia K5 EX's specifications and ratings, the Kia K5 LXS has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Kia K5 LXS and Kia K5 EX have the same fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia K5 LXS's and the Kia K5 EX's specifications and ratings, the Kia K5 LXS is a better car than the Kia K5 EX.
Kia K5 Pricing
A used 2023 Kia K5 LXS ranges from $23,899 to $29,886 while a used 2023 Kia K5 EX is priced between $28,984 to $35,367. For a new model, the Kia K5 LXS's price is between $25,959 and $30,276, with the Kia K5 EX priced between $30,036 and $35,655.
Kia K5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate, the Kia K5 LXS and the Kia K5 EX both lose 46.8 percent of their value.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Kia K5 LXS and the Kia K5 EX makes 180 horsepower. Both the LXS and the EX are rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 585 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.
The Kia K5 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings. The Kia K5 has a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS.