2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Toyota Camry

Gray 2021 Kia K5 on a City Street vs Black 2021 Toyota Camry in a Garage

Are you interested in an athletic, affordable and attractive midsize sedan? The brand-new 2021 Kia K5 may prove to be the perfect fit at Concord Kia. Find out how the Kia K5 stacks up against a premier competitor with this in-depth 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Toyota Camry comparison created by Concord Kia.

A replacement for the Kia Optima, the 2021 Kia K5 is the brand-new flagship of the brand and will be available in five trim levels – LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX and GT – with a price tag that starts at $23,490. Like its Toyota-brand competitor, the Kia K5 makes room for five passengers with a spacious cabin that provides 105.3 cubic feet of passenger space – a number that the Toyota Camry cannot match. Add 16.0 cubic feet of trunk space to the equation and the Kia K5 is perfect for day-to-day errands.

2021 Kia K5


2021 Toyota Camry

$23,490 Base MSRP $24,970
180-Horsepower 1.6-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Base Engine 203-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder
29 MPG City/38 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 28 MPG City/39 MPG Hwy
Yes Available AWD Yes

Differences Between the 2021 Kia K5 and 2021 Toyota Camry

Performance is a highlight of the brand-new Kia K5 in this 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Toyota Camry comparison with a pair of turbocharged powertrains to choose from. The Kia K5 comes standard with a 180-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 195 pound-feet of torque and is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. With this combination under the hood, the front-wheel drive 1.6-liter Kia K5 will earn 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.

Kia K5 GT trim levels amp up performance with a 290-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is married to an eight-speed “wet” Dual-Clutch Transmission and will sprint from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. Toyota Camry entries feature a pair of powertrains – a 203-horsepower 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder standard engine and an available 301-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine. All-wheel drive is available for Kia K5 models to upgrade performance.

The 2021 Kia K5 LX trim level comes standard with an 8-inch Kia UVO® touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities and a suite of Kia Drive Wise driver-assistance systems. Available upgrades to the Kia K5 spec sheet will vary by trim level and include remote engine start, smart key with push-button start, Kia SynTex interior, a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated and cooled front seats, a wireless phone charger, a 10.25-inch Kia UVO® touchscreen display and a Bose® sound system.

Schedule a test drive in the 2021 Kia K5 today at Concord Kia!