2021 KIA K5 – Premium Mid Size Sedan / Official Unveiling in the US. The 2021 Kia K5 mid-size sedan is here, officially putting the Optima name to rest in the US market. Adopting a badge used in the global market for years, the K5 not only gets a new moniker, but a whole raft of new-to-Kia technologies, including an all-turbo powertrain lineup, available all-wheel drive, and an optional eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Those features help the 2021 Kia K5 distinguish itself from the closely related Hyundai Sonata, giving it a more aggressive mien than its gracefully modern corporate cousin. Whether the alterations made for 2021 justify a name change is the subject of much debate, but it’s hard to ignore the K5’s newfound presence.
The 2021 Kia K5 will go on sale this summer in LX, LXS, GT-Line, and EX forms, with the full-blown GT model coming in the fall. Pricing is still in question, though we wouldn’t expect it to start at much more than either the 2020 Optima or the new Sonata – plan on paying about $24,500 for an LX. The GT, however, could cost quite a bit more than any Kia mid-sizer ever has, perhaps slotting in higher than even the base-model Stinger GT Line ($33,090).
Whatever it costs, we expect the K5 to still offer lots of style and features for the money, cashing in on both Kia’s history as a budget offering and its hopeful future as a sportier Korean alternative to other brands.
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