Sedan shoppers looking for a new model may find themselves choosing between the 2022 Kia K5 or the 2021 Volkswagen Passat, two popular options in the modern sedan segment. Drivers who are looking for a side-by-side comparison between these two models should continue reading. Below, we’ve highlighted the most notable differences between the 2022 Kia K5 vs the 2021 Volkswagen Passat in terms of available trim levels, engine power and technology features.
The 2022 Kia K5 is available for purchase in five unique trim levels, including LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX and GT trims. The 2021 Volkswagen Passat is limited to just three trims: S, SE and R-Line. The 2022 Kia K5 features a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine with 180 horsepower. The 2021 Volkswagen Passat is slightly weaker, coming equipped with a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine which produces 174 horsepower.
2022 Kia K5
2021 Volkswagen Passat
|Five Trims||Trim Level Selection||Three Trims|
|180 hp||Standard Horsepower||174 hp|
|8.0 in.||Standard Infotainment System||6.3 in.|
|Standard||Driver Attention Warning||Unavailable|
While the 2022 Kia K5 and the 2021 Volkswagen Passat both come standard with a large assortment of driver assistance and advanced safety systems, drivers should note that the 2022 Kia K5 comes standard with a driver attention warning system, while the 2021 Volkswagen Passat does not feature an equivalent driver aid. The 2022 Kia K5 also comes standard with a forward collision mitigation system and a lane keeping assistance system.
Interior amenities and comfort features available for the 2022 Kia K5 include: Front seatback storage, front and rear door pockets, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, dual illuminating vanity mirrors, dual zone front climate control, a rearview camera, electric power steering, front cupholders and more.