Compare 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Honda Accord

2021 Kia K5
2021 Honda Accord

2021 Kia K5


2021 Honda Accord

29 city / 38 hwy*

Fuel Economy

30 city / 38 hwy*
180 HP


192 HP
1.6L 4cyl Turbo


1.5L 4cyl Turbo

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

The 2021 Kia K5 is essentially the Optima sedan but with a different name. The K5 gets some design changes to go with its new name, too. In 2021, the K5 builds on the assets that the Optima offered and adds even more. The Optima has always stood out for its bold design and unique appearance, which the 2021 K5 accentuates even more. The K5 also has a new engine and transmission to note. Now, it is available with all-wheel drive for improved traction and performance in a range of conditions. The K5 stands out for other reasons too, including its numerous standard and optional technology amenities. The K5 also has a comfortable ride quality, and it remains quiet even when you’re driving on the highway. Even though it’s a new car, the K5 already ranks #1 in its class. For more information, contact Kia of Fort Walton Beach to schedule a Kia K5 online test drive today. You can also compare the Kia to the 2021 Honda Accord, which is a competitor in the class. The Honda Accord ranks #2. The Honda doesn’t have quite the same appealing style as you’ll find with the Kia. Additionally, the Kia comes with more technology and amenities.

Interior and Amenities

The Kia K5 at Kia of Fort Walton Beach is loaded with features across the board. The Kia’s interior starts off strong with large and comfortable seats finished with cloth. It gets an eight-inch display screen with a strategic location. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard, and they are also added in wireless form even at the base level. Smartphone connectivity and a six-speaker audio system are other notable standard components. A bundle of safety aids are included at the base level. The second trim gets split-folding seats and keyless entry. A push-button start is included. The GT-Line is a sporty variant with a leather wheel and combined leather and cloth upholstery. This trim adds USB ports to the back row. The EX follows with a wireless phone charging pad and a panoramic sunroof. A 10.25-inch infotainment display and 12-speaker Bose stereo are added to the top trim as available features. The Honda Accord has an eight-inch display screen as the largest screen option. It does not have wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The most you’ll get for the sound system is a 10-speaker stereo.


When you take the Kia K5 of Fort Walton Beach for an online test drive, you can also get a sense for the power and performance characteristics that it offers. The base engine is a turbo 1.6L with four cylinders. The base engine has a respectable power output of 180 HP. It connects with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The GT, which is another trim on the K5, has its own engine. With this trim you’ll get a higher power output of 290 HP. This engine is also turbo-charged. It gets an automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The Honda Accord has two engines for all the trims. The Honda’s engine produces 192 HP at the base level. Its higher-end engine produces 252 HP, which is less than the Kia’s.


Through an online test drive of the 2021 Kia K5 you can also check out the Kia’s unique style. The Kia gets bold LED lights and a sharp-looking exterior characterized by chrome touches and an athletic design. The Honda Accord has a less exciting exterior with fewer customization options. The Kia K5 at Kia of Fort Walton Beach gets 18-inch wheels and fog lights, and it also has trim-specific features such as sporty accents that are missing from the Honda Accord. The Kia also has some available options to enhance its exterior that you won’t find with the Honda, which gives it more opportunities for a custom finish.

Contact Kia of Fort Walton Beach for your chance to arrange an online test drive of the Kia K5.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.