What is the Kia K5?
The Kia K5 is the brand's midsize sedan that took the place of the Optima in the lineup. For 2024, the K5 should soldier on with presumably few updates since it was just introduced in 2021. For those looking for a practical car with a bit more style than some of the mainstream staples, the Kia K5 is a great option.
While the top-trim GT model does offer impressive performance from its 290-horsepower four-cylinder, the rest of the K5 lineup makes do with an adequate 180-horsepower engine. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available. In its lower trim levels, it's a car with a sporty look that doesn't have the performance to match, but it offers decent fuel economy figures across the board.
The K5 competes in a segment of longstanding favorites such as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Hyundai also has the Sonata, which shares a platform with the K5 and many of its components. Each of those cars offers something different, but the K5 has the right look and the right price to hold its own.