In comparing the Kia Stinger's and the Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the Kia Stinger has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The Kia K5 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. Based on this comparison of the Kia Stinger's and the Kia K5's specifications and ratings, the Kia K5 is a better car than the Kia Stinger.
Kia Stinger vs. Kia K5 Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Stinger ranges from $35,554 to $54,840 while a used 2024 Kia K5 is priced between $26,865 to $36,992. For a new model, the Kia Stinger's price is between $38,488 and $57,428, with the Kia K5 priced between $27,135 and $37,290.
Kia Stinger vs. Kia K5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Stinger loses 46.8 percent of its value and the Kia K5 loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the Kia Stinger retains 0 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 Stinger’s base engine makes 300 horsepower, and the Kia K5 base engine makes 180 horsepower. The Stinger is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 509 miles. The K5 is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 585 miles. This gives the Kia K5 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Kia Stinger. The Stinger uses premium unleaded, and the K5 uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the Kia K5 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room and rear shoulder room. The Kia Stinger has the advantage in the areas of rear leg room cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Kia Stinger and the Kia K5 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia Stinger has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.