Many automakers like to claim their vehicles are the best without actually putting them to the test to prove their worth. That's not the case with Kia. Here at Friendly Kia, we know our vehicles are the best and we aren’t afraid to prove it. That's why we like to put together model comparison guides to show how our vehicles compare to members of the automotive competition. In this head-to-head comparison, we are looking at the chart-topping 2021 Kia K5 and the competing 2021 Chevrolet Malibu.
If you are in the Tampa Bay area and are on the hunt for a new sedan, this 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Chevrolet Malibu is the perfect start for your search. See why so many local shoppers continue to choose the K5 over the competition below in this comparison from our team at Friendly Kia.
2021 Kia K5
2021 Chevrolet Malibu
|1.6-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine||Base Engine||1.5-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine|
|180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque||Power Specs|
160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque
|Available on LXS and up||All-Wheel Drive||Not available
|8-inch touchscreen display standard and 10.25-inch touchscreen available||Infotainment Center||8-inch touchscreen
|16-inch, 18-inch, and 19-inch||Wheel Sizes||16-inch, 17-inch, 18-inch, and 19-inch
|8 colors available||Exterior Color Options||7 colors available
|16 cubic feet||Cargo Space||15.7 cubic feet|
|LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX, GT||Trim Levels||L, LS, RS, LT, Premier
|10 years/100,000 miles||Powertrain Warranty||5 years/60,000 miles
The 2021 Kia K5 offers a top performance every time you hit the road. The base 1.6-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine in the K5 delivers 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Tampa Bay drivers looking for an additional boost of power will want to opt for the K5 GT, which is powered by a 2.5-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine and delivers a heart-pounding 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque.
The 2021 Kia K5 doesn’t just outperform the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu at the base level, but even all the way at the top as well. The Chevy Malibu generates just 160 horsepower in its base model and 250 horsepower in its top variant.
Technology is at the top of everyone’s shopping lists these days and the K5 will check all of the boxes. The K5 can be fitted with a standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment center or an available 10.25-inch touchscreen display. Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come standard in every K5 model to help make staying connected on the road that much easier.
Aside from its lineup of attractive features and specs, the 2021 Kia K5 simply looks good on the streets of Tampa Bay. Shoppers can choose from 8 available exterior color options and 7 available interiors.
Get started on your search for a new Kia K5 here at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL. Use our included contact form to get more information on available Kia K5 models in Tampa Bay today.