2021 Kia K5 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300

Gray 2021 Kia K5 and blue 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300

As more and more new vehicles join the Kia lineup, the brand continues to beat and outrank other members of the automotive arena. Just a few years ago putting the Kia brand up against a luxury-level competitor like Mercedes-Benz would be questionable, but with the addition of the K5 it only makes sense.

In this comparison guide from Friendly Kia, we are looking at how the first-ever U.S. 2021 Kia K5 compares to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300. Continue reading to see how the mass-market K5 stacks up against 2020 C 300 or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock K5 models in New Port Richey.

2021 Kia K5


2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300

$23,490 Starting MSRP $41,400
1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder engine Base Engine 2.0L Inline-4 turbo engine
180 horsepower | 195 pound-feet of torque Base Power Specs 255 horsepower | 273 pound-feet of torque
290 horsepower Max. Power 255 horsepower
8.0-inch touchscreen standard | 10.25-inch touchscreen available Infotainment System 10.25-inch center display
16.0 cubic feet Cargo Capacity 12.6 cubic feet
8 colors Color Options 10 colors

Luxury-Inspired 2021 Kia K5 Rises Above Luxury Competition

The 2021 Kia K5 is the latest addition to the Kia lineup and brings some of the most elegant features and designs the Kia brand has to offer. The luxury-inspired K5 is giving the rest of the competition a run for its money, even luxury-level competitors like the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300.

The base 2021 K5 offers an impressive performance on the road with its base 1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine, delivering 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The available 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine in the K5 GT makes 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque, beating out the maximum power the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 can deliver.

Many luxury-level features found in the C 300 are available as add-ons or upgrades in the K5 lineup, such as the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The K5 not only offers these elite features and design options but does so at a cost much lower than the competing C 300.

The personalized 2021 Kia K5 not only offers eight exterior color options in its palette, but seven interior seat trims to choose from as well. The elegant and elite 2021 K5 can be wrapped in Sapphire Blue, Glacial White Pearl, Everlasting Silver, Wolf Gray, Gravity Gray, Passion Red Tint Coat, Crystal Beige, or Ebony Black exterior paint. The inside of the K5 cabin can be filled with Black SynTex Seating Material with Red Accents, Black Cloth, Sand Cloth, Black SynTex Seating Material, Red Two-Tone SynTex Seating Material, Sand SynTex Seating Material, or Ash Blue SynTex Seating Material depending on trim level.

For a first-hand look at the 2021 Kia K5 in Tampa Bay, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today.