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2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata: Compare Cars

2021 Kia K5

The 2021 Kia K5 wears a new badge like it’s the first day on the job at Best Buy. The  four-door family sedan’s an upgrade from the former Optima, Kia tells us.

It looks the part, but is it different enough to put its kith and kin, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, in its rearview mirror?

If you missed the executive summary, it goes something like this: Both the K5 and Sonata tap 4-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions for performance, but the Hyundai has a base inline-4 that Kia skips—while Kia gets all-wheel drive that for now isn’t

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2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition three-row crossover takes a ride to the dark side

Kia has a dark view of its popular three-row crossover SUV, even after it won our top Best Car To Buy 2020 award.

The 2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition announced Tuesday turns out the lights on the automaker’s brightest surprise last year with a blacked-out special edition. The Nightfall Edition builds on a mid-level Telluride EX version and adds 20-inch black wheels, a black grille, black roof rails, black skid plates, black badges, LED headlights and taillights that have a black bezel, and a new exclusive color: gray.

The special edition package will cost $1,295 on top of a 2021

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2021 Kia K5 sedan starts at $24,455, up $100 from outgoing Optima

The name may be new, but the price is relatively familiar.

The 2021 Kia K5 sedan that’s arriving in dealers now costs at least $24,455, including mandatory destination charges, the automaker announced Tuesday. That’s $100 more than the base version of the 2020 Kia Optima and $120 less than the related 2020 Hyundai Sonata sedan.

The 2021 K5 will be offered in LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT trim levels. The base K5 LX is equipped with 16-inch wheels, LED reflector headlights, two USB ports, cloth upholstery, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity,

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Dodge, Kia have highest owner satisfaction; Tesla has the worst

That new car smell may turn sour for owners of certain brands, according to J.D. Power’s annual 2020 Initial Quality Study released Wednesday. Owners of new Tesla models reported the largest number of problems and complaints within 90 days of ownership, while owners of Dodge and Kia models reported the fewest number of problems. 

Dodge is the first domestic automaker in the 34-year history of the survey to rank highest for initial customer satisfaction. It tied Kia for only 136 consumer complaints per 100 vehicles. Tesla is the only automaker this year to not give J.D. Power access to vehicle

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