If you’re looking for a stylish and functional set of wheels, you’ve likely considered models from Kia and Toyota. Both brands make great rides that are perfect for the Novi, Livonia, and Southfield roadways. Two of these options are the 2023 Kia K5 and the 2023 Toyota Camry.
You might wonder which of these two models is better for your travels on the local roads. While there’s no definitive answer to that question, our team at Feldman Kia will help you get to the bottom of it in this 2023 Kia K5 vs. Toyota Camry comparison.
When looking for a sedan, you’ll want to be sure it not only looks great but also can take you reliably from Point A to Point B. As such, you’ll want to consider how much power it packs.
Under the hood of both the Kia K5 and the Camry, you’ll find powerful 4-cylinder engines. The Camry can pump out 184 lb-ft of torque, while the Kia K5 generates more at 195 lb-ft of torque. So, the Kia K5 will provide more powerful acceleration and a sportier drive.
Also contributing to the sporty driving experience provided by the Kia K5 is the 8-speed automatic transmission. You’ll similarly find an 8-speed automatic transmission in the Camry. As such, it makes sense that these two rides earn similar fuel economy figures.
Behind the wheel of the Kia K5, you’ll earn an EPA-estimated 27 city/37 highway MPG.* The Camry offers an EPA-estimated 28 city/39 highway MPG.
Although this is the case, the Kia K5 does come with an additional fuel efficiency feature not found in the Camry. In the Kia K5, you’ll have the Idle Stop and Go system. This works to preserve fuel, shutting down the engine at complete stops.
Since you spend most of your time inside the cabin, you’ll want to look at the interiors of these two sedans to draw conclusions about their respective differences. You’ll need to ensure that there’s sufficient room for you, your passengers, and all the essentials everyone will bring along.
Interior space weighs heavily in determining the comfort of a ride. The Camry comes with 100.4 cubic feet of passenger volume and 15.1 cubic feet of cargo volume. Meanwhile, the Kia K5 is designed with 105.3 cubic feet of passenger volume and 16 cubic feet of cargo volume.
Thanks to these dimensions, you’ll be able to seat up to five passengers in either the Toyota Camry or the Kia K5. That being said, the Kia K5 will accommodate both passengers and cargo thanks to its larger size and dimensions.
The interior amenities in both models ensure a pleasant ride, whether you’re driving across the state or just across town. The K5 and the Camry both come standard with dual-zone auto climate control, a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, and offer available heated and ventilated front seats.
As a modern driver, you’ll need a vehicle that can keep you informed, connected, and entertained. In each of these areas, the Kia K5 and the Toyota Camry deliver.
In terms of multimedia, you’ll find some similar features as both models come with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™ compatibility.
Using this feature in either sedan will allow you to seamlessly connect your mobile device. However, the Kia K5 features a larger, 8-inch multimedia display compared to a 7-inch display in the Toyota. Even their available screen sizes differ, with the Kia offering a 10.25 touchscreen and the Camry falling short with a 9-inch available display.
While both models come standard with a 6-speaker audio system, the available audio system of the Kia K5 will likely meet more of your needs. The Toyota Camry offers nine speakers with its available premium audio system. However, the Kia K5 offers the available 12-speaker Bose® Premium Audio System for a more comprehensive listening experience.
Of course, no technology is more crucial than the peace of mind that comes from knowing your vehicle can help protect you and your passengers if the unexpected happens. Kia and Camry take your safety as seriously as you do, which is why the K5 and the Camry are equipped with safety suites: Kia Drive Wise and Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+, respectively.
Both bundles provide brand-specific versions of the following safety features:
However, the Kia K5 goes the extra mile by providing additional safety tech as standard, including Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist that can detect vehicles in your blind spot, even applying the brakes if necessary to help prevent an accident. The Camry offers a Blind Spot Monitor as part of an option package.
The Kia also provides several standard advanced safety features that are not available on any trim of the Camry. These include:
These features provide an added layer of protection for you and your passengers, so you may feel safer inside the K5 vs. the Camry.
Ready to make a decision after reading this Kia K5 vs. Toyota Camry comparison? Our team believes the 2023 Kia K5 is the superior option. However, if you still need to ask some questions, our team at Feldman Kia is ready to help.
Give us a call or visit us online to schedule a tour and a test drive today. We’ll get you out on the roads of Novi, Livonia, and Southfield in no time. We hope to assist you in finding your dream ride soon!
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* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition..