Compare 2021 Hyundai Sonata vs 2021 Kia K5

2021 Hyundai Sonata
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Limited 1.6T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata Limited 1.6T 27 37 $32,267 $33,950
Sonata N Line 2.5T 23 33 $31,649 $33,300
Sonata SE 2.5L 28 38 $22,766 $23,700
Sonata SEL 2.5L 27 37 $24,524 $25,800
Sonata SEL Plus 1.6T 27 37 $26,899 $28,300
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,267
$27,106
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,950
$28,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$566 / month
$468 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Hyundai Sonata wears luxury threads in pricey models, but all versions get excellent safety and warranty coverage. 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
37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 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
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
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
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.37
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Kia K5
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 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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2021 Hyundai Sonata
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