Navigate city streets with nimble agility or open up on the highway in a new Kia K5 for sale. Experience this sleek sedan at Jim Ellis of Kennesaw and see how you can surround yourself with impeccable performance, a sophisticated yet sporty style, and all the modern tech trimmings.
Our Kia K5 review is here to simplify learning about this vehicle. We’ve put together the details you’re looking for to give you a feel for this car’s style and performance. Not to mention its innovative connectivity and safety technologies. Read on to discover what the Kia K5 has in store, and get excited about seeing it for yourself in our showroom.
The 2024 Kia K5 doesn’t get much of a change from the year before. Expect a light refresh in the GT-Line trim as it looks more toward further enhancing your comfort while you’re behind the wheel. The 2024 Kia K5 GT-Line gets comfy heated front seats as a standard feature instead of an add-on. Combined with the heated steering wheel, you can feel warm and cozy in your new Kia K5, even on those nippy North Georgia days.
The remaining trim levels primarily carry over from the 2023 model year and bring back the great features they offered before, like the panoramic sunroof on the EX model and Drive Mode Select on the LXS FWD. Even without major changes to the style or performance for the new model year, you can enjoy a car with modern boldness, timeless features, and the equipment you need to handle the roads around Kennesaw your way.
A sleek and sporty vibe looks right at home on this turbocharged sedan. The Kia K5 has a style that turns heads everywhere you go. Sophisticated curves and edgy angles come together on the exterior for an eye-catching appearance. Choose from seven colors to find the one that matches your style. Stick to sleek Ebony Black, spice up the roads with Passion Red Tintcoat, or go cool and classy with Glacial White Pearl. 16-inch, 18-inch, and 19-inch wheels are all options, depending on your chosen trim level, and with Glass Black or Gray Machined Finish colors, you can decide on the best way to tie the look together. Brighten the path with LED headlights; all eyes will be on you day or night.
GT and GT-Line models also highlight special design elements with the GT body styling. Unique wheels with standard Gloss Black styling and an aggressive front and rear design make this car feel like you’re ready for the track. Illuminated and body-colored door handles add a touch of flair, along with the Gloss Black mirrors and Hyper Silver grille. The Kia K5 has an exterior that is truly one for the modern age.
Inside the new Kia K5, surround yourself with comfort, convenience, and class. Settle into cloth or SynTex pilot’s seats, depending on your trim, and dress the cabin in one of six exciting options across the lineup. Black, Red, Ash Blue, and Chestnut Brown are the available colors, letting you set the tone.
With flexible 60/40 folding seats in the rear, you can reconfigure your cabin to fit more people or cargo as you see fit. Take the kids to school with plenty of room or fill up the trunk with the week’s groceries. This car has an interior you can feel at home in.
Take a closer look at the Kia K5 specs to better understand how the interior space in this vehicle can serve you. Seat up to five passengers and load up the trunk with up to 16 cubic feet of cargo volume. You and your friends can enjoy the ride with plenty of space in the front and rear. There are 40.2 inches of headroom up front without the panoramic sunroof and 46.1 inches of legroom. In the back, enjoy 37.8 inches of headroom and 35.2 inches of legroom.
Performance is a priority, and as you explore the K5 in our new Kia inventory, you’ll be able to see how performance can vary between models. The standard is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.
Front-wheel drive is also standard, but the GT-Line and GT models take the track-friendly approach and offer all-wheel drive. You can also opt for the GT trim and experience the thrill of a more powerful engine: a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque.
The incredible engine options also lead to different fuel economies, depending on the engine and drivetrain you choose. The Kia K5 MPG is an EPA-estimated 27/37/31 MPG (City/Highway/Combined)1 in LXS FWD, GT-Line FWD, and EX models. In the GT-Line AWD model, you can expect an EPA-estimated 25/33/28 MPG,1 and the GT trim has an EPA-estimated 24/32/27 MPG.1 Find your perfect balance of aggression and frugal savings in your new Kia K5.
Drive away with an array of technology and built-in features in your new Kia K5. Each car has a dashboard touch-screen display that houses your connectivity and entertainment features for access at only a touch. Listen to your favorite music or audio with the available Bose® 12-speaker system and connect your compatible device with wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ capabilities, making it easy to stay in touch with your favorite apps. You can also connect with Bluetooth® for a streamlined experience on another device.
The features in the Kia K5 don’t stop at connectivity. This car is also full of comfort-enhancing technology, making every ride feel even better. Stay cool or cozy with Dual-Zone Auto Climate Control, easily load up your gear with the Smart Trunk, or watch the road behind you with the Rear View Camera. Getting in and out is also a breeze with the Smart Key. Get going with Push Button Start, or prepare your vehicle before climbing in with Remote Start. You have plenty of tools only a touch away in this car.
Kia Connect is another exciting feature you can look forward to in your Kia K5. Kia Connect is a service that allows eligible Kia owners to access remote features for your convenience. Stay in touch with your vehicle no matter where you are from your compatible device.
Kia Connect offers several convenient features, from accessing your car to staying in control of your entertainment and comfort while on board. Lock or unlock your doors remotely or use the Kia Digital Key 2 Touch feature to access and drive your Kia or share your key with family and friends.
Need help finding your car in a crowded parking lot? Kia Connect’s Find My Car feature leads you to it without hassle. Access the Kia Connect app on your device and remotely start your engine, adjust the climate, connect to the Wi-Fi hotspot, and so much more. Driving a new Kia has never been more convenient than with Kia Connect.
Before you drive away in a 2024 Kia K5, discover the things each of the Kia K5 trims has to offer. Take a closer look at their styles and features, and connect with our team to see what our new Kia specials have available to get you on the road in the vehicle you deserve.
Each Kia K5 trim level highlights its own array of features. Consider the standard Kia K5 LXS and get going with the basics, or choose the GT trim for max power, luxe features, and a fierce ride that makes you feel like you’re heading to the track. Check out our chart below for a brief comparison of each trim level’s highlights, so you can confidently get behind the wheel of the one that suits your driving style.
|27/37/31 EPA-estimated mileage1
|27/37/31 EPA-estimated mileage1
|25/33/28 EPA-estimated mileage1
|27/37/31 EPA-estimated mileage1
|24/32/27 EPA-estimated mileage1
|Drive Mode Select
|GT-Line Body Styling
|All-Wheel Drive (AWD), Drive Mode Select w/ Snow Mode
|19-inch Alloy Wheels, Gloss Black Machined Finish
|8-in Touch-Screen Display
|LED Headlights & Fog Lights
|18-inch Alloy Wheels, Gloss Black Machined Finish
|Panoramic Sunroof w/ Power Sunshade
|GT Body Styling & Sport-Tuned Suspension
|Smart Key w/ Push Button Start & Remote Start
|Heated Front Seats
|Heated Front Seats & Steering Wheels
|Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
|Available GT1 Package
|Blind Spot Detection Technology
|10.25-in Touch-Screen Display
|Combi Cloth & SynTex Seat Trim
|SynTex Seat Trim
|GT Sport Bolstered Heated Front Seats
|Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist
|Auto Emergency Braking Technology w/ Pedestrian Detection
|Wireless Phone Charger
|Rear Parking Sensors
|LED Interior Lighting
|High Beam Assist
|Safe Exit Assist
|Blind Spot Detection Technology
|Driver Attention Warning
|Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
Your safety is a priority, no matter if you lease a Kia K5 or choose to finance. From the streets to the highway, this car has your back. With the available Highway Driving Assist feature, you can feel safe, comfortable, and supported in busy highway traffic or on a long pleasure cruise.
Highway Driving Assist (HDA) works by automatically adjusting the speed limit in your Kia K5 to match the posted speed limit. HDA makes it easy to stay at the right speed without going over the limit or under when driving for a long stretch on the highway. Highway Driving Assist perfectly matches Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go. This feature maintains your speed and distance from the vehicle in front of you. Combined with the speed adjustments from HDA, you can feel in control whenever you take on the highway or suburban streets.
The new Kia K5 is also equipped with blind spot detection technology and a convenient Surround View Monitor, so you can stay alert no matter where you look. With the available
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, your Kia car can detect other vehicles in your blind spot when you change lanes or in other situations. When your turn signal is on, the system will warn you of someone in your blind spot with an alert and warning lights. If your vehicle attempts to turn while an object is in the warning area, the system will help bring it back into its lane. Use this with the Blind Spot View monitor that shows a live view of the lane next to you on the digital instrument cluster.
On the dashboard display, you can see what is happening around you with the Surround View Monitor. You get a 360-degree bird’s eye view with exterior cameras around the car. Use these cameras to make reversing, turning, and sliding into tight parking spots a breeze.
We met Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist along with the view monitor. Still, there are several other collision-avoidance technologies to prevent accidents in various situations. With Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, the Blind Spot Collision Warning, and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, you have the support you need to help you get to your destination accident-free.
Rear Cross Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist uses Rear Cross Traffic Warning and Avoidance Technology to look for objects behind your vehicle that you may not see. As you reverse, this system detects and warns you of things in your path. If necessary, the system will automatically brake to stop your car and help prevent a potential collision. Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist works similarly to Rear Cross Traffic Alert. While you reverse, you’ll hear warnings about objects in your path. If the system detects that a thing is extremely close, your vehicle will automatically brake to help stop a potential accident from occurring.
The new Kia K5 for sale introduces an easy, intuitive way to open the gas tank filler door. First, make sure your K5 sedan’s engine is turned off. Once you’ve turned off the engine, the next step is for you to unlock your driver’s side front door. Then, press on the gas tank filler door to open it up and start pumping fuel as usual.
If your Kia K5 has the remote start feature, you can easily turn on the engine with the push of a button. First, find the button for remote start on the back of your Smart Key fob. Lock your Kia K5 via the key fob, then press and hold the remote start button for three seconds to remotely start your engine. Now, you’re ready for the road.
The 2024 Kia K5 offers drivers an airy panoramic sunroof to soak up nature on every road trip. With value in mind, the Kia K5 provides this sunroof as an available feature on the front-wheel and all-wheel drive GT-Line models, and it is a standard feature on the EX and GT trims. The panoramic sunroof is not available on the LXS FWD trim level.
If you’re a supercar fan, you won’t find the Kia K5 to be a high-speed vehicle. For everyone else, the Kia K5 will be a brisk thrill ride, thanks to a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. To get closer to the track, opt for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder that develops 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque.
There isn’t a particular meaning of the K5 name to speak of. It’s just an orderly way to designate models. The Kia vehicles you know and love in North America, like the Sorento and Forte, are sold in South Korea under similar designations. For example, the Kia Optima is the Kia K5 in South Korea and now wears the same name in both countries.
Yes, but only technically. The K5 is not so much a replacement as it is a shift in identity. Before 2021, the Kia K5 was simply the name that the Optima was sold as in its home market, South Korea. Now, the K5 nameplate is what the Optima goes by in North America, too, giving this Kia model one memorable identity everywhere.
1EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.