Sometimes less is more. That is to say, sometimes a less expensive vehicle actually has more value. We would say that is the case with the 2022 Kia K5 vs the 2022 Acura ILX, although we’d also say that both vehicles are great options in their own way. For this comparison, we are comparing the 2022 Kia K5 LX trim level, which starts out at $23,690, to the 2022 Acura ILX Base trim level, which starts out at $26,500.
The estimated fuel economy rating of the 2022 Kia K5 is 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The estimated fuel economy rating of the 2022 Acura ILX is 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. With these ratings, the combined rating of the 2022 Kia K5 is 4 mpg more than the combined rating of the 2022 Acura ILX, meaning that every gallon of fuel you buy will take you roughly four miles further in the 2022 Kia K5.
Both of these vehicles are safe, but there is a difference in the standard safety features that they offer on these trim levels. The 2022 Kia K5 LX has standard Lane Following Assist, which is not available on the 2022 Acura ILX base trim level. The same can be said for Driver Attention Warning and High Beam Assist. On the other hand, both vehicles come with a standard lane-keeping assist system. The 2022 Kia K5 has a Lane Departure Warning System while the 2022 Acura ILX has a Lane Keeping Assist System. Both systems have the same goal of keeping you in your lane.
For infotainment, the 2022 Kia K5 has an 8-inch LCD monitor with touchscreen controls, wireless phone connection, and six speakers. The 2022 Acura ILX also has six speakers in its cabin, along with a 5-inch LCD screen without touchscreen controls but with auxiliary audio input.