Compare 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Mazda MAZDA6

2021 Kia K5
2021 Mazda MAZDA6
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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
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Carbon Edition Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 Carbon Edition Automatic 23 31 $31,109 $32,950
Mazda6 Grand Touring Automatic 23 31 $28,491 $30,175
Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve Automatic 23 31 $30,849 $32,675
Mazda6 Signature Automatic 23 31 $33,892 $35,900
Mazda6 Sport Automatic 26 35 $23,235 $24,475
Mazda6 Touring Automatic 26 35 $25,565 $27,075
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,106
$31,109
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,090
$32,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$468 / month
$549 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia K5 gives the automaker a new look and a new family-sedan identity. The 2021 Mazda 6 drives the point home: not every family needs a crossover SUV.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.3 99.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
46.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
193.1 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 111.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 14.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.6
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)
11.2 10.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P225/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P225/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3228 3582
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 310 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5500 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.72 3.49
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.37 4.09
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.45
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.91 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.60
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia K5 Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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 6.8
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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