A Sedan for You: 2024 Subaru Legacy vs 2024 Kia K5

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2024 Subaru Legacy vs 2024 Kia K5 Comparison in Columbus, OH

Sedans are a great option if you’re looking for something a bit bigger than a car but you’re not looking to make the jump into an SUV. Sedans are the ideal in-between because they handle like a car but have the drivability of an SUV, giving you the best of both worlds. And in a world dominated by SUVs out on the road, you’ll have a more unique look as you cruise down the roadway. Sedans are still in high demand, and there are so many to choose from in today’s market. We know it can be a bit overwhelming to narrow the field, so we’ve done some of the hard work for you compiling this list of some of the best features of the new 2024 Subaru Legacy, and comparing it against similar vehicles from other brands so you can see how it stacks up against the competition. The new Legacy has a stellar sound system in the lineup, and a lot of favorites from previous model years return again to keep this ride in style. See the details below about what you can expect from the Legacy and how it compares to other road-ready vehicles such as the 2024 Kia K5. Check out this comparison page, and when you’re ready to slip behind the wheel of a Subaru, stop in for a test drive at Byers Airport Subaru.

Red 2024 Legacy parked in garage

2024 Subaru Legacy vs 2024 Kia K5: Design & Exterior Features

The 2024 Legacy comes standard with 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels while the 2024 K5 features standard 16-inch wheels, and both can be upgraded to 18-inch wheels on higher trims. Both vehicles have LED headlights but only the Legacy offers LED steering responsive headlights, and LED fog lights are available on higher trims of both models. The Legacy offers a trunk spoiler on the Sport trim, and the K5 has an available rear spoiler. Heated side mirrors are only available on the Legacy. A power tilt/slide moonroof is available on higher trims of the Legacy, and the K5 offers a panoramic sunroof as you climb trims.


2024 Legacy red and black leather seats

2024 Subaru Legacy vs 2024 Kia K5: Comfort & Technology

The 2024 Legacy offers 105.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, which is three cubic feet more than you’ll find in the 2024 K5. Both models offer available heated and ventilated front seats, but only the Legacy has the available heated rear outboard seats to keep every passenger as comfortable as can be out on the road. A heated steering wheel is available on higher trim levels of both models, but you will only find Nappa leather-trimmed upholstery available on the Legacy.

The dual-zone climate control is available on the higher trim levels of the Legacy and comes standard on the K5. The Legacy features the STARLINK® multimedia system and comes standard with dual 7-inch displays or you can upgrade trim levels for an 11.6-inch display with optional navigation. The K5 has a multimedia system that can be upgraded up to a 10.25-inch screen.

Red 2024 Legacy parked in woods

2024 Subaru Legacy vs 2024 Kia K5: Performance

Both the 2024 Legacy and 2024 K5 have two engine options to pick from. The Legacy has a standard BOXER® 2.5-liter option or you can choose the turbocharged 2.4-liter BOXER® engine. The standard engine will net you 182 horsepower or you can bump up trim levels and get 260 horsepower with the turbo engine. The K5 offers a standard 1.6L engine or a 2.5L turbo engine. Symmetrical all-wheel drive is standard fare on the Legacy while the K5 is a front-wheel drive vehicle, with all-wheel drive available on select trim levels. The Legacy features a standard Lineartronic® CVT or available 8-speed manual mode. The K5 has an 8-speed automatic transmission across the lineup.


2024 Legacy EyeSight® Driver Assistance

2024 Subaru Legacy vs 2024 Kia K5: Safety

Subaru is known the world over for impressive and time-tested safety features, and the 2024 Legacy delivers on that impressive history. The NHTSA awarded the Legacy a perfect five star crash safety rating across the board. At this time the 2024 K5 is not rated. The Legacy features the EyeSight® suite of driver assist technology as standard fare across the lineup, a favorite among drivers. This suite includes features like Lane Departure and Sway Warning, Pre-collision Braking and Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control. A Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert is available for both models. Only the Legacy offers the available DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System on higher trim levels.

2024 Subaru Legacy vs 2024 Kia K5: Overall Value

The 2024 Legacy is chock-full of the latest safety features, interior comforts, and offers amazing fuel efficiency for a sedan. The Legacy has a starting MSRP of $24,895. The 2024 K5 has a starting MSRP of $25,290, offering some interior comforts and two unique powertrain options to get you where you need to go. When you’ve done your research, or you’re just ready to experience Subaru engineering for yourself, we invite you to visit us here in Columbus at Byers Airport Subaru to take the Legacy, or any of our other new models, out for a spin before you sign on the dotted line. And if you have more questions, our experts are always here to help. We look forward to helping you make your Subaru dreams come true.

Feature 2024 Subaru Legacy 2024 Kia K5
Starting MSRP $24,895 $25,390
Standard Engine 2.5-Liter Direct Injection BOXER 4-Cylinder 1.6-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
Standard Performance 182 Horsepower w/ 176 lb-ft of Torque 180 Horsepower w/ 195 lb-ft of Torque
Standard Wheels 17-Inch Aluminum-Alloy 16-Inch Alloy
Steering Responsive Headlights Standard Not Available
High Beam Assist Standard Standard
Standard Drivetrain Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trunk Spoiler Available Available
Multimedia System Dual 7-Inch Touchscreen STARLINK System 8-Inch Touchscreen
Available Audio System 6-Speaker Harman Kardon 12-Speaker Bose

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.

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