2021 Kia K5 in gray and 2021 Kia Stinger in silver

What are the Differences Between the 2021 Kia K5 and Stinger?

2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Kia Stinger

The Kia K5 has come to replace the Kia Optima with a freshly redesigned exterior style and new powerful engine options in tow. With that in mind, we were wondering how the all-new Kia K5 model compares to the sporty Kia Stinger sedan. Today, at Palmen Kia, it’s the 2021 Kia K5 midsize sedan vs the 2021 Kia Stinger sports sedan!


2021 Kia K5 vs 2020 Kia Optima


2021 Kia K5 GT-Line with Everlasting Silver paint color exterior overhead shot driving on a highway
2021 Kia Stinger GT2 RWD exterior rear shot with red paint color driving on a country highway

Kia K5 Midsize Sedan vs Kia Stinger Sports Sedan

Model2021 Kia K52021 Kia Stinger
Baseline Engine1.6L Turbocharged Inline 42L Turbocharged Inline 4
Horsepower180 hp255 hp
Torque195 lb-ft260 lb-ft
Upgraded Engine Option2.5L Turbocharged Inline 43.3L V6
Horsepower290 hp365 hp
Torque311 lb-ft376 lb-ft
Standard Transmission8-Speed Shiftable Automatic8-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Additional Transmission Option(s)8-Speed Automated ManualNot Available
Standard DrivetrainFront-Wheel DriveRear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel DriveAvailableAvailable
City Fuel Economy1.6L – 29 MPG, 2.5L – TBDInline 4 + FWD – 22 MPG, Inline 4 + AWD – 21 MPG, V6 – 17 MPG
Highway Fuel Economy1.6L – 38 MPG, 2.5L – TBDInline 4 + FWD – 29 MPG, Inline 4 + AWD – 29 MPG, V6 – 25 MPG
Combined Fuel Economy1.6L – 32 MPG, 2.5L – TBDInline 4 + FWD – 25 MPG, Inline 4 + AWD – 24 MPG, V6 – 20 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity14.8 gal.15.9 gal.
Front Legroom46.1 in.42.6 in.
Rear Legroom35.2 in.36.4 in.
Total Seating55
Starting MSRP$23,490$33,090

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Test Drive the Kia K5 or Kia Stinger in Kenosha, WI 

For more information on the Kia K5, the Kia Stinger, or any other new or upcoming Kia model, browse through our online inventory to schedule a test drive and contact us. The Palmen Kia team can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our store located in Kenosha, Wisconsin.