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2020 Honda Insight vs. 2021 Kia K5 Review

New 2020 Honda Insight

2020 Honda
Insight

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New 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia
K5

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MSRP*
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$22,930 to $28,340
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$23,490 to $30,490
Invoice* $21,304 to $26,312 $22,902 to $29,117
MPG - City 51 - 55 26 - 29
MPG - Hwy 45 - 49 34 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Insight offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia K5. The Kia K5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Insight.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Insight as you will with the Kia K5, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Insight will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia K5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Insight and the Kia K5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Insight is much slimmer than the Kia K5, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Honda Insight, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia K5.

Drivetrain
The Honda Insight has much less torque than the Kia K5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Insight is significantly less powerful than the Kia K5. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Insight and the Kia K5. The Honda Insight has less cargo capacity than the Kia K5, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Insight is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia K5.