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2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Mazda3

When it comes to safety, there is no better bet than a sedan. There is a compelling argument for this statement: The sedan’s relatively low height ride keeps its weight closer to the ground. Thus, the center of gravity, i.e., the point where there is equal mass on all sides, is lower, which means that a sharp swerve or sudden direction change will not upset the sedan’s balance, keeping you safe. We, at Classic Kia in Carrollton Texas, offer various sedan options, and the 2021 Kia K5 is among the most sought-after sedans. But, for you to make an informed decision about how the Kia K5 fares as compared to other sedans, we’ve put together a comprehensive comparison on the 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Mazda3 base trims.

2021 Kia K5


2021 Mazda3

180 hp Engine Horsepower 155 hp
195 pound-feet Engine Torque 150 pound-feet
29/38/32 Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined) 28/36/31
14.8 gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 13.2 gallons

So, which is a better sedan: 2021 Kia K5 or 2021 Mazda3?

The 2021 Kia K5 offers five trims, while the 2021 Mazda3 offers seven trims.

Engine displacement has a direct impact on an engine’s power output and fuel efficiency. A high displacement engine draws in more air-fuel mixture with each revolution resulting into higher fuel consumption. For the 2021 Kia K5, the LX, LXS, GT-Line and EX trims demonstrate engine displacement of 1598cc, while the GT trim displays a displacement of 2497cc. Conversely, for the 2021 Mazda3, all the trims exhibit higher levels of engine displacement, i.e., 1998cc for the base model 2.0 Sedan and 2488cc for all the other trims.

Apart from that, all the trims of the 2021 Kia K5 are consistently more fuel efficient even as they deliver 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The GT trim variant delivers 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Mazda3’s base variant 2.0 Sedan delivers 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque, the 2.5 S Sedan, Select, Preferred and Premium trim variants deliver 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque and the 2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus, i.e., the GT variants, deliver 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.

The 2021 Kia K5 comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It offers Apple and Android integration, Bluetooth wireless technology, six speaker radio audio system and a steering wheel mounted audio that allows you to adjust volume and handle calls. With respect to convenience, the 2021 Kia K5 offers dual-zone automatic temperature control and a remote keyless entry. With optimum passenger volume, roomier cargo area and opulent and stylish interiors, the 2021 Kia K5 is a better bet!

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