The mid-size sedan segment is not complete without the Toyota Camry which has been dominating the market for four decades and is by far, one of the most popular products from the Japanese manufacturer. Combining practicality and reliability coupled with a host of standard features on offer, the Camry is a wholesome offering. But with such high expectations from a niche market, competition is inevitable, and the Camry has a long list of capable competitors, the Kia K5 being one of them. In this article, we are going to see what makes the Camry stand apart from the Kia K5.
For the 2021 model year, Toyota has discontinued the L trim making the LE the base trim going forward. The optional eight-inch touchscreen in the previous model year has been replaced by a nine-inch display. The Camry’s front-end design has been revised while new exterior colors and alloy wheels have been introduced. The XLE trim’s interior has been upgraded with new leather upholstery while the XSE trim can be spec’d out with the hybrid powertrain as well. Also, the Camry’s driver-assist features have been updated. Planning to upgrade your car? Contact us today to experience the 2021 Camry in person.
2021 Toyota Camry
2021 Kia K5
|2.5-liter Inline-Four Cylinder
||1.6-liter Turbocharged Inline-Four Cylinder|
|203 hp / 184 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||180 hp / 195 ft-lbs.|
|15.1 cu. ft.
||Cargo Capacity (Cubic Feet)
||16.0 cu. ft.|
|28 / 39 / 32
||29 / 38 / 32|
The Toyota Camry has a more potent engine compared to the Kia K5, thanks to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The K5 has another 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that puts out 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. But the Camry surpasses the more powerful engine offering of the K5 with a 3.5-liter V-6 that puts out a whopping 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. Both the vehicles come with eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive system. But the Camry enjoys better refinement compared to the K5.
Coming to the interior, the 2021 Camry offers a multitude of features such as cloth upholstery with an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a seven-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi Connect, a six-speaker sound system, satellite radio, and a rearview camera, to name some of them. If you are looking for better features, you can opt for optional features like leather upholstered seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, a nine-inch touchscreen display, wireless device charging, a nine-speaker JBL sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a panoramic glass roof.
The Camry surpasses the K5 in the safety aspect with a host of standard features like Toyota Safety Sense™ system, Star Safety System™, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Ten airbags, Collision sensors, Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), and Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), to name some of the many features.
Thus, there is no doubt that the 2021 Toyota Camry stands apart from the Kia K5 and is a better option to go for. Contact us right away to schedule a test drive.