2023 Kia K5 vs 2023 Toyota Camry

2023 Kia K5 vs 2023 Toyota Camry
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2023 Kia K5 Overview

The sedan market may have a faced a bit of an identity crisis in recent years. But it has rebounded nicely of late, and the K5 from Kia is one of the vehicles helping it move in the right direction. The K5 is designed to compete with the likes of the Accord and Camry, and what is really impressive is that it manages to do that when it comes to performance, technologies and amenities but at a significantly lower starting price. That has caught consumer attention, and in this review, we compare the 2023 Kia K5 vs 2023 Toyota Camry and demonstrate how you can spend less on your sedan and get a lot more.

Boardman OH - 2023 Kia K5's Overview

Exterior – Kia Dealer serving Boardman OH

Both the 2023 Kia K5 and 2023 Toyota Camry are four-door midsize sedans that are quite similar in overall size. The Kia model has a 112.2-inch wheelbase and is 193.1 inches long—a hair more than 16 feet. The Camry has a 111.2-inch wheelbase and measures 192.1 inches long. Kia has also opted to make the K5 a bit lower to the ground. It has a 5.3-inch ground clearance. The Camry sits 0.4 inches higher. Both automakers include alloy wheels with their base trims. Kia opts for 16-inch wheels and offers 18- and 19-inch wheels. Toyota opts for 17-inch wheels and also offers 18- and 19-inch wheels.

Boardman OH - 2023 Kia K5's Exterior

Interior – 2023 Kia K5 in Boardman OH

Despite the similarity in exterior size when comparing the 2023 Kia K5 vs 2023 Toyota Camry, the K5 offers substantially more spaciousness. Front headroom in the Kia is almost 2 inches greater than the Camry at more than 40 inches. The K5 affords the driver more than 46 inches of legroom, which is 4 inches greater than the Camry. The second row in the Camry does provide more legroom, but the K5 still provides more than 35 inches and has a 16-cubic-feet trunk, which is quite larger than the Camry as well. Standard and optional interior features are similar for the most part, but one notable advantage for the Kia is a standard 8-inch infotainment touch screen as opposed to a 7-inch display.

Boardman OH - 2023 Kia K5's Interior

Kia K5 Mechanical specs

For its base setup, Kia opts for an eight-speed automatic transmission and a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Front-wheel drive is standard, and the LSX and GT-Line give you the option of all all-wheel drive. Toyota also opts for an eight-speed automatic transmission but a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. With this engine, front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. It you prefer a sportier sedan, both automakers give you options. Kia offers a GT model, which has a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, a sport-tuned suspension and performance brakes. Toyota gives you the option of the 2023 Toyota Camry TRD, which adds a V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension and a performance exhaust.

Boardman OH - 2023 Kia K5's Mechanical

Technologies – Kia Dealership in Boardman OH

The Kia model has an 8-inch infotainment touch screen whereas the Toyota has a 7-inch touch screen. While Kia includes a robust suite of driver-assistance tech with its base model, the Camry adds features it does not such as smart cruise control with traffic sign recognition. That said, if you have the budget for the up-level trim, the K5 provides more tech overall, including a blind-spot monitor. The EX with the Premium option also distinguishes the Kia as it adds the adaptive cruise control and other tech that Toyota does not offer, such as rear parking sensors with automatic emergency braking.

Trim Levels – 2023 Kia K5 dealer

The 2023 Kia K5 available at Drive Taylor continues the first K5 generation launched with the 2021 model year. While there are no major updates, Kia has made numerous refinements throughout the standard and optional equipment for all trim levels, which include the LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX and GT. The 2023 Toyota Camry continues the eighth generation launched with the 2018 model, and the only notable update is new bronze wheels for the SE Nightshade. Toyota offers six trim levels in all: LE, SE, SE Nightshade, XSE, XLE and TRD.

Request more 2023 Kia K5 vs 2023 Toyota Camry information

Drive Taylor encourages you to visit our location to test-drive the new Kia K5, which you can do at your convenience and without an appointment. You can also shop the K5 online where we’re available to provide any assistance you may need via live chat, and if you call or email us, our team will be happy to discuss current specials, finance and lease offers, custom quotes, your trade-in and much more.


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