2021 Kia K5 vs. 2021 Honda Accord in Mississauga, ON

Kia K5 vs. Honda Accord at 401 Dixie Kia

You always want your car to be comfy and convenient, of course, but also incredibly stylish as a beautiful package to wrap up everything the vehicle can do. The 2021 Kia K5 and 2021 Honda Accord are perfect examples of well-rounded midsize cars, and exist as the perfect opportunity to compare and contrast as to which one may be the right one for you. Each has its own stylish yet unique exterior, alongside a host of connective and safety features, with multiple levels of performance. Read on with us at 401 Dixie Kia and explore how the Kia K5 and Honda Accord stack up against each other.

View more K5 comparisons here: K5 vs. Nissan Altima 

Exterior Design & Features

Kia K5 Exterior

While incredibly close in dimensions, it’s the actual style of the design that separates these two vehicles. It’s accurate to call the K5 a sedan, but that doesn’t paint the full picture, make no mistake, this is a performance sedan. Cut with incredibly sleek and sporty lines, from the front to the back, nobody will be mistaken for this sport sedan’s unmistakable design style that exudes performance-ready qualities.

Honda Accord Exterior

Refreshed for 2021, the Accord features a newly designed front end, a wider stance, and brand-new alloy wheels. While stylish itself, the Accord represents a different type of sedan than the K5. The Accord’s style is more geared toward a sophisticated, classic look, instead of the K5’s more sporty style.

Specifications:2021 Kia K5 LX 2021 Honda Accord SE
Length (mm/in) 4,905 / 193.1 4,882 / 192.2
Width (mm/in) 1,860 / 73.2 1,906 / 75.0
Height (mm/in) 1,445 / 56.8 1,450 / 57.1

Interior Design & Features

Kia K5 Interior

In regards to head room and hip room, the K5 offers more space, while the Accord offers slightly more shoulder room. Both vehicles also share similar leg room, thus with similar dimensions it largely comes down to the features inside that help make each vehicle succeed. Relax in warm comfort thanks to the heated steering wheel and front seats (along with air-cooled ability), complete with driver memory. The 10.25-inch multimedia screen allows for simple navigation and features convenient entertainment functionality.

Honda Accord Interior

The Altima is like the K5, loaded with advanced tech and with many similar attributes and features. Also found inside the Altima is a Bose sound system, heated front seats and heated steering wheel. As with all modern vehicles, the Nissan has its own touchscreen display for your connective purposes, but only boasts an 8-inch screen compared to the K5’s 10.25-inch screen. For trunk space, seating and tech, the Altima provides ample room and opportunity.

Specifications: 2021 Kia K5 LX 2021 Honda Accord SE
Head Room (front) (mm/in) 1,020 / 40.1 1,004 / 39.5
Head Room (rear) (mm/in) 960 / 37.8 948 / 37.3
Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in) 1,474 / 58.0 1,481 / 58.3
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in) 1,424 / 56.0 1,436 / 56.5
Hip Room (front) (mm/in) 1,438 / 56.6 1,405 / 55.3
Hip Room (rear) (mm/in) 1,437 / 56.5 1,398 / 55.0
Leg Room (front) (mm/in) 1,170 / 46.0 1,075 / 42.3
Leg Room (rear) (mm/in) 895 / 35.2 1,026 / 40.4
Passenger Volume (L/cu-ft) 2,982 / 105.3 2,990 / 117.7
Cargo Capacity (L/cu-ft) 434 / 15.3 473 / 18.6

Performance & Capability

Kia K5 Performance

Both the K5 and the Accord have two different engines available, a standard edition on the lower level trims and a much more powerful engine for the top level sporty trims. The top grade K5 engine clearly bests the top Accord engine in terms of horsepower and torque, remaining the sole choice for those who want the utmost in performance. Better yet, the K5 comes with all-wheel drive, an almost must for Mississauga driving in the winter months.

Honda Accord Performance

This all-purpose Altima is focused around its Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (which the K5 also has its own version of all-wheel drive) to take on any environment. It may not be able to reach the performance levels that the K5 can, but presents its own efficient and seamless driving experience through the Xtronic transmission that aims for you to spend less time at the pumps.

Specifications:2021 Kia K5 LX2021 Kia K5 GT2021 Honda Accord SE2021 Honda Accord Sport Touring 2.0
Engine1.6L Gamma-II Turbo GDITheta 2.5L-III Turbo GDI1.5L, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, i-VTEC, turbocharged 4-cylinder2.0L, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, i-VTEC, turbocharged 4-cylinder
Horsepower180290 192 252
Torque (lb-ft) 195 311 192 273
Transmission 8-speed automatic 8-speed Dual Clutch CVT 10-speed automatic
Fuel Efficiency (city/highway) (L/100 km)9.2 / 6.9 TBD 7.8 / 6.5 10.4 / 7.4

Safety

Kia K5 Safety

Both the K5 and the Accord have two different engines available, a standard edition on the lower level trims and a much more powerful engine for the top level sporty trims. The top grade K5 engine clearly bests the top Accord engine in terms of horsepower and torque, remaining the sole choice for those who want the utmost in performance. Better yet, the K5 comes with all-wheel drive, an almost must for Mississauga driving in the winter months.

Honda Accord Safety

From Honda Sensing to HondaLink and everything in between, Honda boasts a wide array of standard and available safety systems. From the traditional 8 airbags to active driver assist technology as part of the Honda Sensing suite, just like the K5 the Accord endeavours to not only make your next drive safer but convenient as well. Some highlighted systems include Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking and more.

Kia K5 vs. Honda Accord Verdict

The 2021 Kia K5 starts at $29,595 and the 2021 Honda Accord sedan starts at $32,570, with their top level trims starting at $39,995 and $41,770, respectively. Not only is the K5 a much more cost-efficient option on its entry level trim, but so is it as well on the top level with the upgraded engine. Both midsize cars are incredibly similar when it comes to their size and features, but both differ in design style, thanks to the sport performance look of the K5 with the traditional sophisticated sedan style of the Accord. The Honda Accord may be a legendary model, but the Kia K5 is all-new, presenting a dynamic new design, improved performance and comes in at a better price.

 

For performance, compact and mid-sized sedans, come to 401 Dixie Kia here in Mississauga for a deep selection of both new and used inventory. We happily serve all customers across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond for their next Kia vehicle, along with comprehensive service and parts departments. Contact us with any questions, or book your test drive with the all-new K5, today.

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