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Introduced in 2021 as the successor of Kia Optima, the Kia K5 not only bridged gaps in Mazda’s sedan lineup but also added value. The 2022 Kia K5 is further improved – all trims come standard with the new Kia badge design, and some trims come with a 360-degree parking view camera, 10.3” infotainment touchscreen, wireless chargers, etc. The closest competitor of the 2022 Kia K5 is the Mazda6 Sport. While both sedans are extremely safe, they differ significantly when it comes to engine performance. We have outlined the key differences between the 2022 Kia K5 and the 2021 Mazda6 Sport to help you identify the sedan that works best for you.
|2022 Kia K5||2021 Mazda6 Sport|
|Turbocharged 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine||Base Engine||SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder engine|
|Eight-speed automatic||Transmission||Six-speed automatic|
|1,598 cc||Displacement||2,488 cc|
|180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft||Horsepower & Torque Ratings||187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft|
|32 MPG||Combined Fuel Economy||29 MPG|
Under the hood of the standard trim of the 2022 Kia K5 is a 1.6-L Turbo 4-Cylinder DOHC engine. The engine can generate 195 lb-ft of torque and 180 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission system sends the engine power to the wheels of the sedan. At its best, the 2022 Kia K5 can offer a gas mileage of 29 MPG city, 38 MPG highway, and 32 MPG combined.
Looking beyond performance, the 2022 Kia K5 is an extremely safe and reliable sedan. Safety and driver-assistance features include: