2021 Kia K5 GT Line All wheel Drive Sedan Specs



 Kia has coupled that with a stylish, quality interior, and a driving experience that is exceedingly comfortable. It's not particularly engaging to drive, which prevents it from being the segment's best, but it’s a strong competitor that’s worth your consideration. Like the K5’s Optima predecessor, the K5 is mechanically related to the Hyundai Sonata, and shares powertrains with it. But this time, it’s a bit choosier. The only engine available at launch is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy comes in at 27 mpg city, 37 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined for most trim levels, with the base LX basically getting 1 mpg better.The K5 will also offer all-wheel drive with this engine, again differing from the Hyundai. Later this year, a much more powerful 290-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engine shared with the Sonata N-Line will be offered on the K5 GT.
This version will be front-wheel-drive-only and get an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic instead of a traditional torque-converter unit. Kia is promising a 0-60 time of 5.8 seconds, which would be blisteringly quick for a family sedan.The standard engine had plenty of torque throughout the rev band, so it will comfortably haul you around, but never really excite.It’s mostly quiet, but pushing it hard will elicit some buzziness. The transmission is quite smooth and chooses gears well enough, but gear changes in manual mode are sluggish. The K5’s advantage is its superb comfort. The suspension is soft and supple, easing you along broken pavement while not feeling disconnected and wallowy. With a quiet cabin and powertrain, the K5 would be an excellent long-distance cruiser or serene commuter.
The K5 is unlikely to deliver despite its strengthened body and revised suspension geometry compared to the Optima. The steering is weighty and resistance builds naturally and progressively




















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