The Kia K5, which took the place of the Kia Optima in 2021, not only addressed holes in Kia's sedan lineup, but also provided good value. The 2022 Kia K5 is even better: all trims come with the new Kia insignia design as standard, and certain levels include a 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, 360-degree parking view camera, wireless charger, and other high-end interior features. The Mazda6 Sport is the Kia K5's most direct opponent in 2022. While both vehicles are extremely safe, their engine performance is vastly different. We have highlighted the key differences between the 2022 Kia K5 and the 2021 Mazda6 Sport to help you determine which car is ideal for you.
2022 Kia K5
2021 Mazda6 Sport
|Turbocharged 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine
||Base Engine||SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine|
|Eight-Speed Automatic||Transmission System||Six-Speed Automatic|
|1,598 cc||Displacement||2,488 cc|
|180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft
||Horsepower & Torque Ratings||187 horsepower & 186 lb-ft|
|32 MPG||Combined Fuel Economy||29 MPG|
A 1.6-L Turbo 4-Cylinder DOHC engine powers the standard trim of the 2022 Kia K5. The engine can produce 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The sedan's engine power is sent to the wheels using an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The best-case scenario for the 2022 Kia K5 is 29 MPG city, 38 MPG highway, and 32 MPG combined.
Aside from its performance, the 2022 Kia K5 is a very safe and dependable sedan. Safety and driver-assistance features include ABS, Electronic Stability Control, TMPS, Traction Control System, Hill Start Assist Control, rear child-safety door locks, and LATCH. Other driver-assistance features include Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist-Ped, Lane Following Assist, and Rear Occupant Assist.