The Honda Accord is the mid-size sedan that famously does it all. It’s spacious, it’s comfortable, and it’s fuel-efficient, yet it’s also sporty, fun to drive, and distinctive-looking. But this year, the Accord faces an all-new rival: the 2021 Kia K5, which replaces the Optima as the Korean brand’s mid-size sedan.
The K5 brings its own unique styling, high-end infotainment, and rare features like optional all-wheel drive. Is that enough to make it better than the Accord? Let’s go over how the two sedans compare in various ways, and which is our top pick overall.