2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

Grey 2021 Kia K5 and grey 2021 Hyundai Sonata

Tampa Bay shoppers looking to get behind the wheel of a performance-focused sedan will find the latest 2021 Kia K5 fits the bill. The K5 has been drawing attention with its awe-inspiring stunts, including the Triple Threat and Flat Spin stunts. The K5 offers a performance unlike anything we’ve seen in a Kia model and it does more than impress.

Being the shiny new member of the Kia lineup, many customers wonder how the Kia K5 compares to longstanding members of the automotive competition. In this comparison guide, we’re putting the 2021 Kia K5 and the 2021 Hyundai Sonata head-to-head to showcase just how impressive this new Kia sedan is. Keep reading to see what kind of performance, comfort, and technology features the 2021 Kia K5 is bringing to the Tampa Bay area.

2021 Kia K5


2021 Hyundai Sonata

1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder Base Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder
180 horsepower | 195 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 191 horsepower | 181 pound-feet of torque
8-speed automatic transmission Standard Transmission 8-speed automatic transmission
2.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder (290 horsepower) Available Engine (horsepower) 1.6L Turbo 4-cylinder (180 horsepower)
8-inch touchscreen display | 10.25-inch touchscreen display Infotainment Center (standard | available) 8-inch touchscreen display | 10.25-inch touchscreen display
16 cubic feet Trunk Space 16 cubic feet
$23,490 Starting MSRP $23,600

2021 K5 Exceeds Expectations

The 2021 Kia K5 brings everything drivers didn’t know they needed. The striking good looks of this Kia sedan offer a stylish and sleek look on the road and available add-on features make it even more appealing. The K5 offers five trim levels in its mix, each offering an array of features that will appeal to any driver.

Looking at the K5 in comparison to the Sonata, the K5 delivers in every category. The K5 comes fitted with a standard 1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that manufactures 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque on the road, delivering more torque than the base Sonata engine setup. The K5 can also be fitted with an available 2.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine mated to a quick-shift 8-speed DCT automatic to produce 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. With this available engine in place, the K5 generates 99 horsepower more than the maximum 191 horsepower produced by the Hyundai Sonata.

The eye-catching good looks of the 2021 K5 are finished off with the shopper’s choice of exterior color. The K5 paint palette is full of eight exterior color options, including Sapphire Blue, Crystal Beige, Ebony Black, Passion Red Tint Coat, Gravity Gray, Wolf Gray, Everlasting Silver, and Glacial White Pearl.

To get yourself behind the wheel of a new 2021 Kia K5 in Tampa Bay contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today. Visit our online inventory to view our current lineup of in-stock K5 models.