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2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata In Corpus Christi, TX

2021 Kia K5 in Corpus Christi, TX2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Kia K5 vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata

The Kia K5 (formerly the Kia Optima prior to the 2021 model year) and the Hyundai Sonata have always had much in common as they are corporate siblings under Kia and Hyundai’s parent company. While the 2021 K5 and the 2021 Sonata share the same platform, you’ll see that there are many differences that fuel this sibling rivalry. Which of these sporty midsize cars is best suited for your drives? Compare them to find out!

Performance Comparison

One of the biggest differences between the 2021 K5 and the 2021 Sonata is their power offerings. The base engine for the K5 is a turbocharged 1.6-liter that offers 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque while the base engine in the Sonata is a regular I4 with 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. These engines are paired with an eight-speed transmission.

The powertrain situation gets even more interesting as you upgrade in these cars. The available engine for the 2021 K5 is a turbocharged 2.5-liter with a whopping 290 horsepower and 3311 pound-feet of torque with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The available engine for the 2021 Sonata is actually the K5’s base engine – the 1.6-liter with 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque; there is not an upgrade available for the Sonata’s transmission. Automotive critics have also noted that the K5 handles with greater athleticism than the Sonata, lending to a more fun and engaging driving experience.

Interior Comparison

While these two cars have very similar feature offerings for their standard equipment (Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, touchscreens), the K5 offers more space than the Sonata. There is more headroom and roomier seats in the front row and more legroom and roomier seats in the second row. The K5 and Sonata are tied for front legroom at 46.1-inches. As you look through the trim list for these two cars you’ll find that the K5 and Sonata offer very similar feature and amenities lists.

KIA K5 Interior

KIA K5 Center ConsoleKIA K5 Steering WheelKIA K5 Trunk space

Hyundai Sonata Interior

Hyundai Sonata Center ConsoleHyundai Sonata Steering WheelHyundai Sonata Trunk space

Driver Assistance Features Comparison

The 2021 Kia K5 and 2021 Hyundai Sonata have very similar driver assistance lists with helpful features like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning. These lists differ in that the K5 comes with a rear seat reminder to help you remember to remove precious cargo from the back seat while the Sonata has a driver drowsiness monitor to help keep you awake on long drives. Either way, you’re sure to feel safe and protected with the onboard driver assistance features.

Find a 2021 Kia K5 in Corpus Christi, TX

If you’re ready to experience all of the thrills, space, and features that the 2021 Kia K5 offers, you can start shopping for your K5 from our extensive inventory. Still want to read a bit more about this incredible car? Check out some of our 2021 K5 research for more details about what the K5 has to offer. We look forward to seeing you behind the wheel of a Kia K5 at Mike Shaw Kia!

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