2021 Kia K5 Preview

August 11th, 2020 by

Kia K5

The all-new 2021 Kia K5 has been designed to make your everyday drives through Los Angeles better than you could have imagined. Carefully engineered with a driver-oriented cockpit, a suite of advanced technology, turbocharged engine options, this sporty mid-sized sedan will help to completely transform your commutes both long and short. 

Our team at Kia Cerritos is ready to help you learn more about the Kia K5, the Optima’s replacement, and more with our detailed preview.

Kia Optima vs. K5: Are they the Same?

While it may be a household name, the Kia Optima is now the K5. That being said, the all-new 2021 Kia K5 has been fully redesigned for the 2021 model year. Boasting an even sportier and sleeker design compared to the outgoing Kia Optima, K5 models are certainly going to be familiar sights on the streets of Orange County and beyond. So while you may be used to the Kia Optima, K5 drivers are certainly in for a treat when they see its improvements and similarities.

Kia K5: Design

Available in eight distinct exterior paint colors and several seat trim options for the interior,the 2021 Kia K5 reflects your lifestyle and personality. With the 2021 Kia K5, you’ll enjoy the sport design exterior, featuring available GT-Line bumpers, grille and rear spoiler. Furthermore, your LED fog lights and LED taillights don’t just make you look great — they help you stay safe as well! With its impressive stance and 18-inch alloys with 45-series performance tires, you’ll enjoy a combination of design and handling.

And of course, you can cruise the streets of Los Angeles to Carson in absolute comfort with a sport steering wheel and 10-way power driver’s seat. Plus, with an available panoramic sunroof, you can take in the views of Orange County around you.

2021 Kia K5: Performance Specifications

When comparing the Kia Optima vs. K5, their performance and efficiency specs are certainly important to consider. While you may be impressed by Kia Optima MPG specs, you’ll be happy to know that Kia K5 comes with an equally-efficient standard 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, delivering 195 lb-ft of torque and 180 hp. Drivers looking for an upgrade with 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque when they opt for the GT trim level. 

Whether you’re looking for something powerful and sporty or comfortable and efficient, you’ll find it in the new Kia K5. Read on to explore some more K5 features:

  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • LED Multi-Reflector Headlights
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity

And for even more exciting performance, the Kia K5 comes engineered with stability-enhancing wide-track suspension and all-wheel drive options.

Explore the All-New 2021 Kia K5 at Kia Cerritos

Do you need more help understanding the 2021 Kia K5 vs. Optima change-up? Don’t hesitate to contact us online today! Our experts are ready to help you answer any questions you may have.

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