Compare 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Kia K5
2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Kia K5


2021 Hyundai Sonata

29 city / 38 hwy*

Fuel Economy

27 city / 37 hwy*
180 HP


191 HP
1.6L 4cyl Turbo


2.5L 4cyl

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

Built on midsize platforms, the 2021 Kia K5 and 2021 Hyundai Sonata have similar mechanical designs. The Kia Drive Wise and Hyundai SmartSense suites have similar active safety technologies. Both premium sedans also offer 10.25-inch touch screens with smartphone applications.


Generating up to 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, a 1.6 L turbocharged engine propels the 2021 Kia K5. This standard powertrain is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also fitted with a turbocharger, the 2.5 L engine is rated at 290 hp and 311 lb-ft. Installed on the GT trim, this turbo powertrain is mated to a dual-clutch transmission system with the Quick Shift technology. Creating eight gear ratios, the signature DCT has a wet-type design for smooth shifting. Kia of Fort Walton Beach is a dealership that sells this midsize sedan with an all-wheel drive for best-in-class handling. When you take an online test drive of the Kia K5, you will discover the benefits of the Electronically Controlled Transfer Case that’s integrated into the AWD. The Kia K5 at Kia of Fort Walton Beach also has the Drive Mode Select for sporty, efficient or normal driving. When you enjoy an online test drive in this athletic sedan, you will appreciate the leverage from the motor driven power steering system with a column-mounted design. The 2021 Hyundai Sonata is powered by a 2.5 L, normally aspirated, I-4 engine that produces 191 hp and 181 lb-ft. This midsize sedan also offers a 1.6 L turbo engine that yields 180 hp and 195 lb-ft. Designed to save fuel, the Idle Stop & Go technology is standard on the Sonata base trim.


The 2021 K5 offers an infotainment system that has a touch screen that measures 10.25 inches wide. Some all-new features in the updated UVO Link multimedia system include the Remote Vehicle Start and Find My Car Tracking. At Kia of Fort Walton Beach, we also explain how to use the Natural Language Processing technology in the GPS navigation system. When you enjoy an online test drive of the Kia K5, you will love the car’s other premium electronic technologies. This midsize sedan boasts a wireless phone charger and wireless Bluetooth with multi-device audio streaming. Speaking of audio, the Kia K5 offers up to a dozen speakers from the award-winning Bose company. Similarly, the 2021 Sonata offers a 12-speaker sound system from the same brand. This Hyundai model also has a wireless charging system for Qi-compatible phones. A head-up display and 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster are optional for high-level trims. Both midsize sedans offer smooth smartphone integrations via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.


When you try a Kia K5 online test drive, you will appreciate the assistance from the Kia Drive Wise technology. Controlling more than 10 different active safety features, this exclusive bundle lowers your risk of accidents. The Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist has been upgraded to improve your awareness of bicyclists on the road. The FCA also comes with the Junction Turning functionality for a safer drive on urban streets. When you do an online test drive in this Kia sedan, you may receive help from the Leading Vehicle Departure Alert and Smart Cruise Control. Both functions keep track of traffic flow that’s directly in front of you. Additionally, the Kia K5 offers the Rear View Monitor with the Dynamic Parking Guidance for better awareness of the surroundings. The sonar-powered Parking Distance Warning will help you maneuver the car in reverse. Equipped with the Hyundai SmartSense suite, the 2021 Sonata also has lots of accident-mitigation technologies. Both midsize sedans offer the Safe Exit Assist and Highway Driving Assist.

Contact Kia of Fort Walton Beach to learn more about the 2021 K5 sedan, which is available in up to five trims. We encourage you to compare this sporty model with the 2021 Hyundai Sonata.

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