Finding it hard to decide between the 2021 Kia K5 vs the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI? We’ve broken down the available trim levels, engine specifications, performance ratings and technology features of both sedans down below.
The 2021 Kia K5 is available in five trim levels, which is more than double the trims offered for the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The 2021 Kia K5 is available in LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX and GT trims, while the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is offered in S and Autobahn trims. The 2021 Kia K5 GT sports a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine (290 horsepower, 311 pound-feet of torque) while the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI comes standard with a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine (228 hp, 258 lb.-ft. of torque).
2021 Kia K5
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
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The 2021 Kia K5 features several advantages over the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI when it comes to interior technology and overall feature availability. While the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display for its infotainment system, the base trim level of the 2021 Kia K5 sports an infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen display.
Many other comfort features and interior amenities come standard inside the 2021 Kia K5 as well. Dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a six-speaker audio system and LED headlights all come standard.
Safety and security features available for the 2021 Kia K5 include: Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a forward collision mitigation system, lane keeping assistance, driver attention warning, rear door child safety locks, stability control and more.