Compare 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Nissan Altima

2021 Kia K5
2021 Nissan Altima
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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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2.0 SR Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.0 SR Sedan 25 34 $28,695 $30,800
Altima 2.5 Platinum AWD Sedan 25 35 $31,904 $34,250
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 28 39 $22,790 $24,450
Altima 2.5 SL AWD Sedan 25 35 $29,244 $31,390
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 28 39 $27,942 $29,990
Altima 2.5 SR AWD Sedan 25 35 $25,859 $27,750
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 28 39 $24,558 $26,350
Altima 2.5 SV AWD Sedan 26 36 $25,116 $26,950
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 37 $23,813 $25,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,106
$28,695
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,090
$30,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$468 / month
$513 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia K5 gives the automaker a new look and a new family-sedan identity. The 2021 Nissan Altima has a plain-spoken appeal, not to mention high safety scores and a great low price.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.3 98.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
46.1 43.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5
Length, Overall (in)
193.1 192.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.7
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 11.5
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 16.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/40VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3228 3418
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 267 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5500 236 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.72 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.37 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 -
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.24 1.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.91 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia K5 Nissan Altima
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 6.0
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 Kia K5
  • 2021 Kia K5 available; 2022s arriving
  • Lease: From $199 for 36 months
  • Rebate: No cash incentive this month
  • Finance: From 0.0% APR for 60 months
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2021 Nissan Altima
  • 2021 Altima is ready for a test drive
  • Lease: From $219 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $1,500 cash back
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months + up to $1,500 off
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