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
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EX Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
K5 EX Automatic FWD 27 37 $27,106 $28,090
K5 GT DCT FWD 24 32 $29,214 $30,590
K5 GT-Line Automatic AWD 26 34 $28,169 $29,190
K5 GT-Line Automatic FWD 27 37 $24,597 $25,490
K5 LX Automatic FWD 29 38 $23,001 $23,590
K5 LXS Automatic AWD 26 34 $25,755 $26,690
K5 LXS Automatic FWD 27 37 $23,730 $24,590

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.

It looks the part, but is it different enough to put its kith and kin, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, in its rearview mirror?

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,737
$27,106
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,500
$28,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$558 / month
$468 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.4
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 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
46.1 46.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.4 105.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 193.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 64
Wheelbase (in)
111.8 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 16
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.9 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 3228
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 760
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/98 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5500 180 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.79
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.24
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.91 2.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.72 4.72
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.64
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.37
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Kia K5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 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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