2021 Kia K5: K5 replaces Optima as Kia’s midsize sedan. Slightly larger than the car it replaces. The K5 rides a new platform, sports fresh styling, additional safety and tech features and all-new engines. Offered only as a 4-door sedan, K5 adds available all-wheel drive to go along with standard front-wheel drive. Competitors include the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, Nissan Altima, Subartu Legacy, Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat.
The model lineup includes LX, LXS GT-Line, EX and GT. Most models come with a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 180 horsepower. GT models get a turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cyliknder that makes 290 horsepower. Both engines mate to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Front-drive is standard across the board, however the LXS and GT-Line are available with all-wheel drive.
Standard safety features forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist and driver-attention warning. Also offered are blind-spot monitor with collision avoidance, rear cross-traffic alert with brake intervention, forward-collision warning with brake intervention and rear-occupant alert. Technology features include either an 8- or 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless support for Apple Car Play or Android Auto, Bose premium audio and an adaptive cruise control system that utilizes terrain mapping in the navigation system to be more efficient. Prices range from $24,000 to $35,000.
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