2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Honda Accord

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2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Honda Accord

The mid-size sedan doesn’t get a lot of love in the industry, unless of course it’s a 2021 Kia K5 or 2021 Honda Accord. These two sedans are the face of the mid-size sedan industry right now, but only one can be king. For years, the Accord has built a solid reputation around practicality and sleekness. However, the Optima was a major competitor in the past, and the 2021 Kia K5 is the grim reaper for the 2021 Honda Accord. in our 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Honda Accord review, we look at the two stacked up against each other and figure out which one is ready to be the titan of mid-size sedans. This brief review is serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage with three important areas where the K5 and Accord don’t see eye to eye. In fact, the K5 towers over the Accord this year at Drive Taylor.

Boardman OH - 2021 Kia K5's Overview

Exterior – Kia Dealership serving Boardman

Kia considers the K5 an “evolution of the sedan,” not just the sedan. They see it as the face of the mid-size market for years to come. And thanks to its current design, you can comfortable and confidently see it the way Kia sees it. The new arch on the hood and low back on the roofline shows off a true coupe style on a sedan. The Accord tends to go with a more 90s-practical sedan shape. It looks classy, but it takes few chances and could just as easily be an Accord that’s a decade old as a brand new one. Complacency really hurts older brands. The Kia takes advantage of Honda’s lapse in judgment here by becoming the sportiest of all mid-size models. Gorgeous new colors slip over the satin chrome window trimmings and blacked out grille. You’ll love Crystal Beige, Glacial White Pearl, and Passion Red Tint Coat. Honda goes with more refined colors for their Accord, and it’s definitely a set of nice paints, but the K5 just has more to excite here. In addition to better paint options, the K5 also has a new LED lightning strip that strikes around the LED headlamps. Its orange glow reminds you that the K5 is hot this year.

Boardman OH - 2021 Kia K5's Exterior

Interior – 2021 Kia K5 near Boardman

The K5 has more space where it counts for both the front and back of the sedan. A K5 is about the driver’s experience, but that doesn’t mean it lets down anyone else riding in the model either. Your GT line will spoil the driver, but the passengers get a full first-class ticket to ride, too. You’ll find that dual-zone climate control and heated front seats give everyone in the K5 a reason to celebrate every trip out. A new UVO Link program gives you remote start and early heating before you even go out to enjoy your drive. A new 10.25-inch customizable touchscreen and wireless device charging goes along with a driver’s paradise to create a fully cozy and comfortable K5 cabin. In addition to the features, there’s also a better all around design in the K5.

Boardman OH - 2021 Kia K5's Interior

2021 Kia K5 Powertrain specs

Honda’s decision to drop a manual transmission option really hurts its edge in this year’s comparison. The Accord was one of the few sedans still left sporting one of those, so when it dropped it, the K5 decided it was time to show off its stuff. This year’s 290 horsepower, 311 lb-ft of torque 2.5L turbocharged GT K5 is the champion powertrain of anything else offered by the Accord. It also has a delightful 8-speed automatic transmission that keeps its simple and goes perfectly with the amount of power outputted on the K5.

Boardman OH - 2021 Kia K5's Mechanical

Winner: 2021 Kia K5

It’s all good on the 2021 K5. The GT roars out in the lead with a sport tuned suspension, Quad-Tip dual exhauster, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, and 19-inch machined alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires. The names don’t just sound cool here. The K5 straight out makes a decisive victory against the Accord for the first time. And that’s saying a lot. The Accord has always been a favorite sedan in America. When your model defeats the Accord, you’ve really done your homework and accomplished something.

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Drive Taylor is serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage Kia fans for yet another year of excitement here in our area. The K5 serves as a powerful reminder that there’s still plenty of room for a sporty, mid-size sedan in 2021. Contact us today to schedule a test drive or get a full demonstration of any of the K5’s features. You can write, call, or visit us in person at our dealership.

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