2021 Kia K5: How a Sedan Changes the Way You’ll Enjoy Sporty Rides

2021 Kia K5: How a Sedan Changes the Way You’ll Enjoy Sporty Rides


2021 Kia K5 LX
LX:
  • Starting MSRP: $23,490
  • Engine: 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder
  • Transmission Type: 8-Speed Automatic
  • Wheel Type: 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Notable tech/safety feature: Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto

2020 Kia K5 LXS
LXS
  • Starting MSRP: $24,490
  • Engine: 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder
  • Transmission Type: 8-Speed Automatic
  • Wheel Type: 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Notable tech/safety feature: Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto

2020 Kia K5 GT-Line
GT-Line
  • Starting MSRP: $25,390
  • Engine: 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder
  • Transmission Type: 8-Speed Automatic
  • Wheel Type: 18-inch Sport Alloy Wheels
  • Notable tech/safety feature: Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto

2020 Kia K5 EX
EX
  • Starting MSRP: $27,990
  • Engine: 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder
  • Transmission Type: 8-Speed Automatic
  • Wheel Type: 18-inch Gray Alloy Wheels
  • Notable tech/safety feature: Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto

2020 Kia K5 GT
GT
  • Starting MSRP: $30,490
  • Engine: 2.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder
  • Transmission Type: 8-Speed Quick Shift DCT Automatic
  • Wheel Type: 19-inch Machined Alloy Wheels
  • Notable tech/safety feature: Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto

New Kia K5 Exterior Features

Rear passenger view of the 2021 Kia K5
Close up view of the front headlights of the 2021 K5

Built for Smooth and Sport-Inspired Rides

Enjoying the ride feels natural in the 2021 Kia K5 thanks to the widest-in-class track suspension, which helps you steer and carve through twisting mountain pass roads with finesse. When paired with the available 19-inch Pirelli P-Zero tires and the available all-wheel drive system, you’ll not only find enhanced performance, but you’ll also receive help in remaining in command when you take on slick roads and rough surfaces.

For a responsive ride, the standard 8-speed automatic transmission helps you shift through optimal gear ratios, packing a swift and nimble feel. With the GT trim, the Quick-Shift 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission employs the power of a wet clutch to offer you a ride with technology found in some of the world’s most premium vehicles—helping you rapidly accelerate and pass other cars on the highway with ease.

The Power You Crave Feels on Demand (and Best-in-Class)

Even when you ride with the standard 1.6L 4-cylinder engine, you know you’re in for an epic ride with 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft torque starting at 1,500 RPM is ready to help you bolt off from a complete stop with near-instant acceleration. It’s the power you’ll need for those times you want to turn left at a busy intersection or you simply want to blast off the moment a traffic light turns green. You’ll also enjoy fuel economy that competes with a hybrid with up to 38-highway mpg—blending the performance of a sports car with the practicality of a daily driver.

For more power, get behind the wheel of the 2021 Kia K5, where a turbocharged 2.5L 4-cylinder engine works under your hood with 290 horsepower and best-in-class 311 lb-ft torque. Rapid acceleration combines with low and mid-RPM torque to help you not only get up and going at a track-car pace but also pass other drivers and get to high speeds on the open highway without feeling excess strain or lag.

Front passenger view of the 2021 K5 in motion

How Standard Kia Drive Wise Adds Confidence to Your Drives

Features like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection look out for traffic and obstacles ahead of you, sending you warnings when a collision seems likely. If you don’t swerve out of the lane or take corrective action, your Kia will even hit the brakes for you to help you lessen the severity of a fender bender if not avoid it.

For more highway safety, Lane Departure Warning lets you know when you begin to cross your lane lines accidentally, allowing you to react before you accidentally cut off traffic or cause an accident. For extra convenience, Lane Keeping Assist applies gentle steering inputs to help you remain in your current lane, further assisting you in preventing a collision.

That’s only the start of the safety and convenience Kia Drive Wise brings to your commutes and action-packed travels. To look out for your drives even further, you’ll also find standard Driver Attention Warning with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert, Lane Following Assist, High Beam Assist, Rear View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance, Rear Occupant Alert, and Much More.

Even More Help with Avoiding Fender Benders

When you ride in the 2021 Kia K5, you’ll have the protection of the all-new Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Cyclist Detection and Junction Turning. This feature not only warns you when a frontal accident is likely but also sends you alerts when detecting a car turning at an intersection, helping you remain alert—even when the car ahead makes a sudden turn without a signal.

New Kia K5 Interior Features

Full interior view of the 2021 Kia K5
Close up view of the 2021 center controls

Is the 2020 Kia K5 Fun to Drive?

Thanks to world-class engineering, the new Kia K5 offers one of the most riveting rides in its class.

When equipped with its available 201-horsepower 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, this compact car produces a compelling kick. Car buyers can choose between a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters or a 6-speed manual transmission, both of which provide smooth acceleration and optimal control. To inspire even more thrills, the 2020 K5 also offers an available High Flow Active Exhaust, a multi-link rear suspension, and more.

For those searching for more balanced performance, the compact car’s standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine provides a lively ride while maintaining impressive fuel economy. When equipped with its Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), it can achieve an EPA-estimated 41 MPG on the highway. Motorists can also use an available Drive Mode Select system to adjust the 2020 K5’s performance in accordance with changing driving conditions.

Blending Athletic Form with First-Class Luxury

As you engage in a swift and sporty drive, you’ll never find a shortage of comfort behind the wheel of the 2021 Kia K5—especially with 46.1 inches of front legroom allowing you and your passengers to stretch out and relax during long drives. For even more premium refinement, the standard dual-zone automatic temperature controls allow you and your passenger to select your personal climate settings during the ride—even when you want a cool breeze and your rider wants maximum heat at the same time.

When the winter months roll around, leave the gloves at home and opt for the available heated sport leather-wrapped steering wheel. This feature sends warmth through your hands, which gradually heats up your entire body to help you enjoy a cozy cruise as you head to the office or engage in a spirited ride.

2020 Kia K5 Sun Roof

Exuding Sportiness While Not Compromising Comfort

To support your back and body during your drives, soft cloth seats come standard in the 2021 Kia K5. For track-spirit, available synthetic leather-trimmed sport bucket seats hug you in place as you make use of your ride’s quick acceleration and nimble nature. You can even add a cozy touch to your drives with available heated and ventilated functions for your front seats, adding an extra touch of comfort to keep up with any season.

Savvy Tech to Keep Up with Your Lifestyle

Whether you’re heading to the office, enjoying an open highway ride, or returning home, your 2021 Kia K5 is ready to enhance the experience with the smart 8.0-inch touchscreen. Features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® connect you to your favorite playlists and songs to add fun to almost every drive. Meanwhile, hands-free technology allows you to answer important phone calls or get back to urgent texts without needing to take your eyes off the road.

Finding Your Way Feels More Natural Than Ever

With available navigation, you’re always a touch away from finding the fastest route to your work, receiving guidance to the tastiest restaurants in town, and even pinpointing the nearest gas station. Plus, the new Natural Language Processing allows you to request directions from your Kia without needing to speak in a robotic tone—just ask for the nearest coffee place as you would a friend, and your Kia is ready to direct you.

Experience A Ride Full of Sporty Fun and Comfort in Cleveland

When you’re looking for a ride that strikes the balance between athleticism and refinement, schedule a test drive of the 2021 Kia K5 at Spitzer Kia Cleveland. While you’re here, our team is always eager to assist any way we can—let us know the features you’re looking for, and we’ll work our hardest to set you up with a 2021 K5 that’s near-tailor-fit to your driving style.