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2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata

2021 kai k5 red exterior vs 2020 hyundai sonata blue exterior comparison image

$23,490

Starting MSRP

$23,600
Available on 2nd trim level and up

Parking Assist

Available only on top-tier trim
5

Seating Capacity

5
5 years/60,000 miles

Limited Warranty Coverage

5 years/60,000 miles


The 2021 Kia K5 is now at Hendrick Kia of Cary, serving as an exciting replacement for the outgoing 2020 Kia Optima. Raleigh sedan shoppers can visit us for a K5 test drive today, but before you do, you’ll probably want to do some preliminary research on the newest addition to the Kia lineup. For instance, will the new Kia K5 fare as well against the top competing sedans as the Optima did? Join us as we compare the 2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata to find out!

Kia K5 vs. Hyundai Sonata: Safety Features

Both Kia and Hyundai have long been known to deliver advanced safety features to Durham drivers. If you want your next sedan to be equipped with the latest advancements in safety technology, you’ll be pleased to find that both the Kia K5 and Hyundai Sonata offer:

  • Lane Keeping Technology: Warns you when you’re driving outside the confines of your lane
  • Forward Collision Warnings: Alerts drivers to pedestrians or other vehicles in front of them when a collision seems imminent. If you don’t hit the brakes in time, the Kia K5 is equipped to brake automatically for you.
  • Smart Cruise Control: As if standard cruise control wasn’t convenient enough! Smart Cruise Control maintains a predetermined distance between you and the driver ahead of you on Apex highways. 

The standard safety features of the Kia K5 vs. Hyundai Sonata may present a fair fight, but when you start looking into other safety features that are available at an added cost, the K5 is a bit more advantageous than the Sonata. For example, you can upgrade to a rearview camera with parking guidance with a simple step up to the 2nd trim level in the K5, while the Sonata only offers parking assistance in its top-tier, costliest model.

Kia K5 Interior vs. Hyundai Sonata Interior: Features and Options

The Kia K5 interior is easily customizable for Durham drivers who want their sedan’s cabin to reflect their unique style. Choose among six different interior color configurations, including two-tone black and red or a serene ash blue synthetic leather. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Sonata interior sticks to more basic options, which may be a disappointment for those who like to play around with colors and materials. 

Both the K5 and Sonata deliver a high-tech infotainment system, touchscreen display, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility to drivers, but the Kia K5 offers some additional tech options at a lower price than the Sonata, like:

    • With wireless charging, you can place compatible iPhone models on the charging dock on the dash console and charge your phone – no cords required
  • When you have your smart key and are near enough to your Kia, Smart Welcome will automatically turn on the door pocket light so you can feel safer and more secure entering your vehicle at night
  • If you stand behind your K5 sedan with your smart key, the trunk will open automatically

Other K5 Feature Highlights Include:

  • Optional Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Standard Multi-Adjustable Driver’s Seat
  • Standard Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control 

Kia vs. Hyundai Warranties

With its lower price range, the Kia K5 proves itself a more cost-effective option for Apex shoppers aiming to maximize their dollar. Adding to its value, the Kia K5 comes with the outstanding Kia warranty! It so happens that the Kia warranty and Hyundai warranty offer identical coverage, but remember: you can access this fantastic coverage at a budget-friendlier price point from the K5.

  • Kia Basic Limited Warranty: 5 years / 60,000 miles
  • Kia Drivetrain Warranty: 10 years / 100,000 miles
  • Kia Anti-Perforation Warranty: 5 years / 100,000 miles
  • Kia Roadside Assistance: 5 years / 60,000 miles

Discover the 2021 Kia K5 at Hendrick Kia of Cary Today!

After comparing the all-new Kia K5 vs. Hyundai Sonata, we’re sure you’re eager to take the K5 for a spin. Contact us at Hendrick Kia of Cary to arrange for a test drive today! If you fall in love with this Kia sedan – like so many drivers have before – you can explore your buying options with our friendly finance specialists.

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