In comparing the Kia K5's and the Hyundai ELANTRA GT's specifications and ratings, the Kia K5 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Hyundai ELANTRA GT has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Kia K5's and the Hyundai ELANTRA GT's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai ELANTRA GT is a better car than the Kia K5.
Kia K5 vs. Hyundai ELANTRA GT Pricing
A used 2024 Kia K5 ranges from $26,865 to $36,992 while a used 2020 Hyundai ELANTRA GT is priced between $16,305 to $23,616.
Kia K5 vs. Hyundai ELANTRA GT Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia K5 loses 46.8 percent of its value and the Hyundai ELANTRA GT loses 43.7 percent of its value. This means the Hyundai ELANTRA GT retains 3.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia K5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia K5’s base engine makes 180 horsepower, and the Hyundai ELANTRA GT base engine makes 161 horsepower. The K5 is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 585 miles. The ELANTRA GT is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 448 miles. This gives the Kia K5 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Hyundai ELANTRA GT. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Hyundai ELANTRA GT, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and cargo space. The Kia K5, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Kia K5 has higher safety ratings than the Hyundai ELANTRA GT, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.