2022 Kia K5  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#60 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#166 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2021 Kia K5
The K5, introduced by Kia in 2021, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Kia K5 is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2022 Kia K5 has a score of 68, implying a 0.058% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.05%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.4%.

We estimate that the 2022 Kia K5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0576% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.5757%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0576% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.5757% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Kia K5 is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Kia K5 is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Kia K5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features on the 2022 Kia K5 can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Kia K5: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA). Some safety features are optional on the 2022 Kia K5--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

Another advanced safety feature --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Kia K5. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8753Volkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia K5Honda CivicHyundai SonataToyota CamrySubaru OutbackHonda AccordNissan AltimaToyota CorollaMazda 3Nissan SentraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Kia K5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 87. The 2022 Kia K5 is safer than the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta and less safe than the 2022 Honda Civic, the 2022 Hyundai Sonata, the 2022 Nissan Sentra, the 2022 Mazda 3, the 2022 Toyota Corolla, the 2022 Nissan Altima, the 2022 Honda Accord, the 2022 Subaru Outback, and the 2022 Toyota Camry. It is about as safe as the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu.

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