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2020 Nissan Sentra vs. 2021 Kia K5 Review

New 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan
Sentra

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New 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia
K5

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MSRP*
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$19,310 to $21,650
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$23,490 to $30,490
Invoice* $18,352 to $20,571 $22,902 to $29,117
MPG - City 28 - 29 26 - 29
MPG - Hwy 37 - 39 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia K5 than the Nissan Sentra, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia K5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Sentra.

Convenience
The Kia K5 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Nissan Sentra, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Sentra is clearly a better financial choice over 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. In this case, the Nissan Sentra will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia K5.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Sentra 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 Nissan Sentra, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia K5.

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

Performance
The Nissan Sentra has less horsepower than the Kia K5, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Sentra and the Kia K5. The Nissan Sentra 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 Nissan Sentra is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia K5.