If you’re on the lookout for a new vehicle that boasts fuel efficiency, style, and comfort, then chances are you’re looking for a sedan. One such is the 2021 Kia K5, which is the Kia brand’s offering in the mid-size sedan segment. This sedan has a groundbreaking design, new safety features, turbo-charged engines, and powerful technology. Of course, before you decide to go ahead with the 2021 Kia K5, you would want to learn how it stacks up against the competition. To make it easier for you, at Motion Kia in Hackettstown, NJ, we have put together a comparison guide of the 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Mazda3.
The 2021 Kia K5 is available in five trims: LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT. On the other hand, the 2021 Mazda3 is available in seven trims: 2.0 Sedan, 2.5 S Sedan, Select, Preferred, Premium, 2.5 Turbo, and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. However, for the sake of a fair comparison, we will be looking at the base trims of both the models, i.e., the 2021 Kia K5 LX vs 2021 Mazda3 2.0 Sedan.
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As seen in the table above, the 2021 Kia K5 is superior in terms of power and fuel efficiency. Further, the 2021 Kia K5 is available in two engines: a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that has an output of 290 hp and a torque rating of 311 lb.-ft. and a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that has an output of 180 hp and a torque rating of 195 lb.-ft. The 2021 Mazda3 is also available in two engines: a SKYACTIV®-G 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder engine that has an output of 155 hp and a torque rating of 150 lb.-ft and a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder engine that has an output of 186 hp and a torque rating of 186 lb.-ft. of torque.
At 14.8 gallons, the 2021 Kia K5 also has a higher fuel capacity than the 2021 Mazda3, which can fill 13.2 gallons of gas in its tank. In terms of interior capacity, the 2021 Kia K5 has an edge. The total passenger capacity offered by the 2021 Kia K5 is 105.3 cu. ft., while the total passenger capacity offered by the 2021 Mazda3 is 92.8 cu. ft. The total cargo area capacity offered by the 2021 Kia K5 and the 2021 Mazda3 are 16 cu. ft. and 13.2 cu. ft., respectively.
Thus, based on our findings above, it appears that the 2021 Kia K5 is a superior sedan. If you’re interested in learning more about the 2021 Kia K5, visit us at Kyle Chapman Motors in Hackettstown, NJ, or schedule a test drive today!