2022 Honda Accord vs 2022 Kia K5 Comparison

2022 Honda Accord vs 2022 Kia K5
2022 Honda Accord 2022 Kia K5
Horsepower
  192 hp 180 hp
MPG (City/Highway/Combined) *
  30/38/33 29/38/32
Cargo Space
  16.7 cu. ft. 16.0 cu. ft.
Rear Leg Room
  40.4 in. 35.2 in.
Standard Wheels
  17-inch alloy wheels 16-inch alloy wheels
Adaptive Cruise Control
  Standard Optional on higher trims for an extra cost

2022 Honda Accord vs 2022 Kia K5

Serving Groton, CT

Are you debating between the 2022 Honda Accord and the 2022 Kia K5? The Honda Accord has been a popular midsize sedan for decades. Meanwhile, the Kia K5 was only introduced in 2021 as a replacement for the outgoing Optima sedan. The 2022 Honda Accord is offered in five trim levels: the Accord LX, Accord Sport, Accord Sport Special Edition, Accord EX-L, and Accord Touring. Meanwhile, the 2022 Kia K5 is also offered in five trim levels: the K5 LX, the K5 LXS, the K5 GT-Line, the K5 EX, and the K5 GT. Are you wondering how else the Accord stacks up to the K5? What else should you know about the Accord and the K5 before you finalize your buying decision?

Performance

The 2022 Honda Accord starts off with an athletic 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that creates 192 horsepower. There’s also a more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s available on the 2022 Accord Sport and standard on the 2022 Accord Touring. The main engine for the 2022 Kia K5 is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that only creates 180 horsepower. There is also a more powerful engine for the 2022 Kia K5, but it’s restricted to the most expensive trim level only. In addition, the Accord can achieve up to 30 miles per gallon in the city, 38 miles per gallon on the highway, and 33 miles per gallon combined. This is compared to 29 miles per gallon in the city, 38 miles per gallon on the highway, and 32 miles per gallon combined for the K5. While 1 extra mile per gallon may not seem like a lot, it adds up over time. If you want even higher fuel economy, there’s also an Accord Hybrid model available. The Kia K5 does not offer a hybrid model. Additionally, the 2022 Honda Accord starts off with 17-inch alloy wheels while the 2022 Kia K5 starts off with 16-inch alloy wheels. Larger wheels typically provide increased traction.

Interior

The differences between the Accord and the K5 continue inside their cabins. The Accord offers an additional 5.2 inches of rear legroom and more shoulder room in the front and rear. The Accord registers 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space compared to only 16 cubic feet for the K5. For the 2022 Honda Accord Sport and higher trim levels, you will find a 12-way power driver’s seat. This is compared to a 10-way power seat in select K5 trim levels. In addition, the Accord’s top trim level has a heads-up display, and this feature is not offered in the K5. For 2022, the Honda Accord comes with leather upholstery on the Accord Sport Special Edition trim and all higher trims. Meanwhile, the K5 only offers faux leather upholstery - and only on certain trim levels.

Safety and Driver’s Assistance

The Honda Accord has a few safety features not offered in the K5. These include traffic sign recognition and a road departure mitigation system. In addition, all Accord trim levels have adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow. This is only available on the K5’s GT-Line trim level and up, and it starts out as an option and not a standard feature on that trim level. In addition, the Accord’s rearview camera has three reverse viewing angles. This is compared to one viewing angle for the K5’s camera.

Are you ready to experience the 2022 Honda Accord firsthand? Visit our Honda dealership in Groton for a test drive today!

* 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T and Special Edition. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport 2.0T and Touring 2.0T. 48 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg rating for Hybrid and Hybrid EX-L. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for Hybrid Sport and Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.