Unable to decide between the 2021 Kia K5 vs the 2020 Volkswagen Passat? To help drivers decide which vehicle is the better choice for them and their passengers, we’ve compared the available trim levels, performance ratings and technology of both sedans down below.
Vehicle shoppers will notice that they have five 2021 Kia K5 trims to choose from, LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX and GT, while the 2020 Volkswagen Passat is only available in four: S, SE, R-Line and SEL. The 2021 Kia K5 is powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine with 180 horsepower. The 2020 Volkswagen Passat may feel underpowered in comparison, coming installed with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with 174 horsepower.
2021 Kia K5
2020 Volkswagen Passat
|5||Trim Level Availability||4|
|180 hp||Horsepower||174 hp|
|8.0 in. Touchscreen||Infotainment System||6.3 in. Touchscreen|
|Standard||Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control||Optional|
The average driver will find the interior amenities and technology systems found in the base trim level of the 2021 Kia K5 preferable to the base trim level of the 2020 Volkswagen Passat. The 2021 Kia K5 comes standard with an eight-inch touchscreen interface and a dual-zone automatic climate control system. The 2020 Volkswagen Passat comes standard with a 6.3-inch touchscreen and only features a dual-zone automatic climate control system in its higher trims.
The higher trim levels of the 2021 Kia K5 add features like a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, additional USB ports, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof and a premium audio system with 12 speakers.
Exterior color options available for the 2021 Kia K5 include: Gravity Gray, Sapphire Blue, Crystal Beige, Ebony Black, Passion Red Tint Coat, Gravity Gray, Everlasting Silver and Glacial White Pearl.