Many people may be wondering, what exactly is the new Kia K5? Well, to put it simply, it is Kia's new midsize sedan that it created to succeed the beloved Kia Optima. Many people considered the Kia Optima to be one of the best sedans in terms of reliability and value. The new 2021 Kia K5 takes everything people loved from the Kia Optima, and revamps both the exterior and interior designs and adds some great new features. Read below to see what the 2021 Kia K5 has to offer and for what we have to look forward to in the 2022 Kia K5 set to become available later this year.

2021 Kia K5

The 2021 Kia K5 was the debut model year of this vehicle. It features a very striking and bold exterior. The car looks more than modern. In fact, it looks like a true car of the future. The interior of the 2021 K5 is reminiscent of a luxury car with the available leather upholstery and 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment center, which has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2021 K5 also brings great driver-assistance features such as lane keep assist, which helps keep you in your lane, and adaptive cruise control as part of Highway Driving Assist, which can adjust its speed not only to the cars ahead of you and adjust to posted speed limits. Forward collision warning to warn you when approaching a vehicle at high speeds and rear cross traffic alert to warn you while in reverse are other great safety features that help you avoid collisions.

The 2021 K5 is the perfect vehicle for someone who is looking for a fun driving experience, while still being able to transport their family around town. The 2021 K5 comes standard with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that produces 180 horsepower. However, if you opt for the GT trim, this engine is instead replaced with a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine that can produced a staggering 290 horsepower. Each variant also has the option for AWD, so you can feel confident in your K5 getting you where you're going out of New Haven safely, even after a New England blizzard.

2022 Kia K5

The 2022 Kia K5 takes everything we just mentioned about the 2021 K5 but adds some great new features. One visible difference you might recognize is the new Kia emblem on the 2022 K5. Kia recently updated their logo to a more modern, minimalistic design that helps give off more of a luxury appeal. The 2022 K5 is one of the first vehicles to brandish this logo. Some of the other new features of the 2022 Kia K5 are the addition of rear USB ports, standard all-wheel drive for the GT-Line and a new premium package for the GT-Line trim. This package includes things like LED projector headlights, Kia's impressive level 2 driving-assist system and a panoramic sunroof.


If the new Kia K5 interests you, feel free to give us a visit at Napoli Kia here in Milford, CT! We would love to show you what great new features and design elements this new sedan offers, while keeping everything that was loved on the Optima. We currently have a great selection of 2021 K5 models available on our lot so you can compare each trim to find the one that is perfect for you. However, if you are interested in the 2022 model, feel free to stop by for a visit or give us a call at Napoli Kia to pre-order or fill out and interest form for when we the new model becomes available.

Categories: New Inventory