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Compare 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs 2021 Kia K5

2020 Hyundai Sonata
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Limited 1.6T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata Limited 1.6T 27 36 $31,737 $33,500
Sonata SE 2.5L 28 38 $22,716 $23,600
Sonata SEL 2.5L 27 37 $24,444 $25,700
Sonata SEL Plus 1.6T 27 36 $26,267 $27,650
Sonata Hybrid Blue 2.0L 50 54 $26,460 $27,750
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L 45 51 $33,655 $35,300
Sonata Hybrid SEL 2.0L 45 51 $28,509 $29,900
2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata: Compare Cars

The 2021 Kia K5 wears a new badge like it’s the first day on the job at Best Buy. The  four-door family sedan’s an upgrade from the former Optima, Kia tells us.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,737
$22,902
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,500
$23,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$558 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Hyundai Sonata finds its magic again for 2020, with a distinctive luxury-car vibe plus some features you won’t find in rival sedans. The 2021 Kia K5 gives the automaker a new look and a new family-sedan identity.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
46.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
40 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.9 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
640 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/98 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5500 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.37 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 -
Trans Type
8 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.24 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.91 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.72 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan -
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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