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2022 K5 Vs. 2022 Sonata In Killeen, TX

Kia K5

Kia K5

Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

2022 Kia K5 vs. 2022 Hyundai Sonata

The midsize sedan market is very competitive. The 2022 models of Kia K5 and Hyundai Sonata, cars from sister companies, are vying for sales and consumer trust in this class. How do these sister cars fare if compared side-by-side? Let's take a closer look at their features and advantages and discover why the K5 is the better choice for buyers in Killeen, TX.

Interior Comparison

The K5 and Sonata vehicles are both excellent choices for a new sedan. The K5 and the Sonata provide a comfortably low position for both the front and back passengers and lots of interior space and well-shaped seats. At 16 cubic feet, the trunks of both vehicles are also similar. They both have high-tech, contemporary interiors that are nicely finished. However, we'll award this category to the K5.

First, when it comes to the infotainment screen, the K5 has a clear advantage. The standard 8-inch touchscreen is more widely available on the K5, while you have to pay more to get it on the Sonata. The giant 10.3-inch touchscreen is also much better integrated into the dashboard on the K5. So if you're looking for a car with an excellent infotainment system, the K5 is the clear winner.

Also, some features cost the same on both sedans, like heated front seats and a power driver's seat. But on the K5, you can get a heated steering wheel for less money than on the Sonata Limited. The same is true for a heated steering wheel. It's only available on the Hyundai Sonata Limited, but it's an option on the K5 for less money. In the end, the Kia comes out ahead.

Performance Comparison

Turbocharged 1.6-liter or 2.5-liter engines are available for the 2022 K5. In contrast, the 1.6-liter engine in the 2022 Sonata is only available in higher trim levels. The Sonata only offers non-turbo 2.5-liter engines for the base models.

Turbocharged 2.5-liter engines power the 2022 Kia K5 GT and the Hyundai Sonata N Lines. The 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque from these trims are identical. However, when driving on a highway or in a congested urban area, the K5's fuel efficiency improves.

In addition, the K5 has a significant advantage over the 2022 Hyundai Sonata. This is because it has an all-wheel drive on the higher grades. There is just a front-wheel-drive version of the Sonata.

2022 Kia K5 Interior

Kia K5 Center Console Kia K5 Steering Wheel Kia K5 Trunk space

2022 Hyundai Sonata Interior

Hyundai Sonata Center ConsoleHyundai Sonata Steering WheelHyundai Sonata Trunk space

Safety Features Comparison

A broad range of standard safety features comes with the 2022 K5 and the 2022 Sonata. The K5, however, has a bit more to offer. First, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the K5 a Top Safety Pick+ certification. In terms of awards, this is the IIHS's top distinction, better than the Top Safety Pick the 2022 Sonata received. Regarding lighting, the K5's headlights are noticeably brighter than the Sonata's. Blind-spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic alert are also less expensive on the K5 than on the Sonata.

Find the 2022 K5 in Killeen, TX

Whether we talk about interiors, performance, or safety, the 2022 Kia K5 has a clear advantage over the competition. If you're planning to get a K5, contact Dennis Eakin Kia today to schedule a test drive. Check out our units and ask the friendly staff about any current offers. There's a good chance the car you drive home is in our showroom.