2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Mazda6

Silver 2021 Kia K5 and red 2021 Mazda6

One of the most attractive vehicles to come from the Kia lineup is available now at Friendly Kia. The 2021 Kia K5 is the first K5 model to join the U.S. lineup and it has been shaking up the automotive scene since its first arrival. This performance-oriented sedan offers track-ready thrills and a style that is hard to beat.

With so many options on the market these days, the Friendly Kia team likes to put our vehicles head-to-head with some top competitors to showcase why Kia lands on top. This 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Mazda6 comparison will give readers a look at why this new Kia sedan has created such a stir in its first few months on the market. Keep reading to learn more about the 2021 Kia K5.

2021 Kia K5


2021 Mazda6

1.6-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.5-liter engine
180 horsepower | 195 pound-feet of torque Standard Power Specs 187 horsepower | 186 pound-feet of torque
2.5-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine (290 horsepower) Available Engine (Horsepower) 2.5-liter Turbo engine (227 horsepower)
8 paint colors available Exterior Color Options 4 paint colors available
8-inch touchscreen standard | 10.25-inch touchscreen available Infotainment Center 8-inch touchscreen
Standard Driver Attention Warning N/A
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

Safety and Performance Excel in 2021 Kia K5

In comparison to the 2021 Mazda6, the 2021 Kia K5 simply lands on top. In nearly every area the 2021 K5 excels above the 2021 Mazda6, but particularly in terms of performance and safety.

The 2021 Kia K5 offers two engine options in its mix, its standard setup being a 1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The standard 2.5-liter engine in the 2021 Mazda6 may produce 7 horsepower more than the K5, but it offers less standard torque power than what the K5 can offer. The 2.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine available for the K5 generates 290 horsepower, blowing away the 227 horsepower the available turbo option for the Mazda6 can deliver.

When drivers choose the 2021 Kia K5 not only are they choosing a powerful, performance-ready vehicle, but one that offers intelligent safety and driver-assistance features. The 2021 K5 offers a range of standard and available Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist technologies. Some of the safety tech found in the 2021 K5 includes:

  • Auto Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keeping and Lane Following Assist
  • Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • High Beam Assist
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

Check out the rest of Friendly Kia’s Kia K5 comparisons to dive even further into the 2021 Kia K5. Contact a member of our team today to get yourself behind the wheel of a new 2021 Kia K5 in New Port Richey, FL.