The 2022 Kia K5 is a family car, but its dynamic design and 290-hp engine option hint at something more seductive. Sure, the sedan formerly marketed as the Kia Optima won't be able to outperform its perennially strong rival, the Honda Accord, but the K5's list of standard features and competitive price make it a compelling value proposition. Active safety systems and infotainment technology are standard on all models, and the sedan's beautiful interior is enhanced by a large back seat. The new machine will be installed in the K5 GT, and its tire-spinning antics will either attract or repel buyers. The base engine is very unobtrusive, Additionally, it is the only method to have all-wheel drive. The 2022 K5 is a fantastic sedan, whether acquired for a family or not, notwithstanding a driving seat which is too elevated and riding separation that is impaired by the current largest wheel-and-tire arrangement.
All K5 models will be emblazoned with Kia's new logo starting in 2022, and there will be a scattering of new basic equipment across the range. The front-drive LXS now features USB charging connections in the backseat. On the GT-Line, a basic all-wheel-drive model is now accessible. Most significantly, instead of the previous 8.0-inch touchscreen entertainment system, the GT-Line and higher variants now have a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system as default. A cordless smartphone charging is now available in the center console of all front-drive GT-Line variants.
Although the embellishments sometimes muck up the contour, the K5 does have a clean and appealing appearance. The lighting design slices around the honeycomb front, while bonnet creases highlight the angled and beak-shaped grille. It has a predatory quality about it. It reaches a hitch at the base of the windscreen, where a few lines meet in a busy fashion, but Kia distracts with strong body flares at the waist and a chrome strip that runs the length of the roofline. The comprehensive taillights and tiny trunk help to tie anything together nicely.
In low-cost models, the K5 interior has a more firmly conventional design, with lots of shiny trim and harsh plastic. The K5 has more cushioned padding, more metallic trim, and even accessible woodgrain if you upgrade to the EX and GT. Across all K5s, a large touchscreen sits on top the dashboard: on some, it's an 8.0-inch monitor, while on sedans with navigation, it's a 10.3-inch display.
The Kia K5 can accommodate up to five people and their luggage, however Kia splits its customer base into basic models and ritzy expensive models.The K5 is a mid-size vehicle with a length of 193.1 inches and a wheelbase of 112.2 inches. Passengers in the first row have a wide variety of adjustability options. Mid-level vehicles include power seats, and higher-end ones get heating and cooling as well as synthetic leather. The obvious contour of Kia's seat coolers reduces comfort on lengthy rides, but they're vital in some areas where the catcher's glove can transform into an oven mitt.The cabin is equipped with beautiful materials like as wood trimming on the dashboard and doors, and the arrangement is both stylish and straightforward. A panoramic sunroof, adaptable interior lighting on the console and doors, and heated and ventilated front seating are all standard on the K5, and a cordless charging pad, to name a few premium interior features. The comfy place for your left foot and the floor-hinged accelerator are welcome improvements, even though the driver's seat seems high even at its lowest setting. The rear seat offers lots of legroom, and the trunk has plenty of storage capacity. We were able to get seven carry-on luggage into that space.
Most K5 variants are equipped with an eight-speed.Front-wheel driving is standard, with all-wheel drive being an option on the GT model.automatic gearbox and a 180-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder power-plant. Front-wheel drive is basic, with all-wheel drive available as an alternative on the GT variant. The front-drive, 180-horsepower K5 we tested had good acceleration in town, with a 7.0-second sprint to 60 mph. At highway speeds, though, it was less spectacular, requiring more time to make passes. Nonetheless, because to its dependable transmission and well-insulated interior, the engine noise was kept to a minimum.The 2.5-liter turbo-four in the full-Monty GT produces 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. In contrast to its unusual eight-speed automatic gearbox, the sportiest K5 sports stronger braking, a bespoke suspension setup, and bigger tires on larger 19-inch wheels (with the same wet dualclutch as the Hyundai Sonata N Line). The GT we examined reached 60 mph in 5.2 seconds as well as suddenly stopped in 163 feet at 70 mph. The Sonata N Line performed fastest to 60 mph (5.0 second) and also to halt (significantly faster) (152 feet). The slightly elevated Hyundai we drove, on the other hand, came with summertime tires as an alternative (the Kia only has allseasons), which enabled it surpass the Kia.
Every K5 comes with active lane management and automatic emergency braking as standard equipment. Blind-spot monitors with steering aid, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlamps, and all-wheel drive are available on higher equipment levels. Optional features on the EX and GT include a head-up display and a surround-view camera system.
Kia's active lane control has been enhanced in the K5, and it no longer boomerangs about in its lane during driver-assist mode. Because the K5's outward view is obstructed to the rear by its roof pillars, the supplementary cameras and parking sensors are recommended.
Nine airbags are standard on all K5 models. Among the driver-support and active safety features are front collision detection with automatically generated emergency braking, lane assistance, and automatic high lighting. Rear and side cross traffic warning, as well as blind spot monitoring, are standard on all trim levels above the basic. Adaptive cruise control is included in Kia's Highway Operating Assist (HDA) package, which is available on higher-end vehicles.