2023 Kia K5  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#53 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#139 of all 2023 vehicles

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

The 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Kia K5 is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Kia K5 is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 Kia K5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features on the 2023 Kia K5 can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. Active safety systems that are standard on the Kia K5 include: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. 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.

8963Volkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia K5Hyundai ElantraSubaru ImprezaHonda CivicToyota RAV4Nissan RogueMazda 3Nissan AltimaSubaru LegacyHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Kia K5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 89. The 2023 Kia K5 is less safe than the 2023 Subaru Impreza, the 2023 Honda Civic, the 2023 Hyundai Sonata, the 2023 Subaru Legacy, the 2023 Nissan Altima, the 2023 Mazda 3, the 2023 Nissan Rogue, and the 2023 Toyota RAV4. It is about as safe as the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu.

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