The Kia K5 arrived in North America just in time to climb to a top spot in the mid-size sedan competition. Many critics consider the K5 a game-changer, an entry in the segment so strong that it unseats names that have been dominant for years. As a replacement for the Kia Optima, the K5 is a recent addition to the lineup, but the 2022 model year is already its second. Sporting the new Kia logo, the 2022 Kia K5 is all the more prepared to defy expectations and revive interest in sedans.
Sporty, high-tech, and just plain nice to look at, the 2022 Kia K5 deserves a good share of the spotlight. Its front grille is sharp and makes the whole vehicle look tenacious. The lightning bolt-like yellow running lights around the headlights accentuate the energetic attitude that every inch of the K5 exudes. But the K5 isn’t a dud when it comes to performance. Multiple powertrains mean shoppers can get a K5 for casual, fuel-efficient driving, or for truly some unexpected power. Review some of the specifications and available features in the following table.
|1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged or 2.5L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine||10.25-Inch Infotainment Screen with UVO Link Remote Connectivity||Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist|
|Up to 290 Horsepower||SiriusXM® Satellite Radio||Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control – Curve|
|Up to 311 lb-ft of Torque||Front and Rear USB Ports||Parking Distance Warning-Reverse|
|8-Speed Automatic or 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission||Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control||Safe Exist Assist with Power Rear Child-Safety Door Locks|
In the end, a mid-size sedan is a driver’s car. It is nice for carrying around other family members, but it will likely spend more miles as a commuter or errand-runner. Because of this, the 2022 Kia K5 is a rare opportunity to do everything someone does in a regular sedan with a lot more style.
The flair does not even come at too high of a price, with the LX trim starting at a similar MSRP to the compact Kia Forte.