2023 Kia K5

The Kia Corp has made some changes to its current offering of models in the lineup. Not just SUVs and sedans, but sports cars and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) are starting to pour in. Once known as the Kia Optima, the Kia K5 sports car joined the lineup a few years ago. Check out the 2023 Kia K5 specs below.



Max. Horsepower

Turbo 2.5L

Avail. Engine Type

Kia Connect

Avail. Tech

CAR MODEL Performance


Engine Types

The 2023 Kia K5 has an assortment of trims this model year – LXS with FWD, GT-Line with FWD and AWD, EX, and the GT. All but the GT trim are powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, optimized with continuously variable valve duration, able to generate 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The GT is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, optimized with continuously variable valve timing, able to generate 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque.

Driving and Handling

An 8-speed automatic transmission is the standard, with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission (wet type) on the GT trim. A Drive Model Select system is also standard on all trims. Only the GT-Line can come with all-wheel drive (AWD). Most trims offer a fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The GT-Line with AWD has a fuel economy of 25/33 mpg city/highway, and the GT trim offers 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

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Exterior Features

Across the lineup, heated mirrors are standard, plus a smart trunk, solar control glass, sound-absorbing windshield glass, multi-reflector headlights, automatic headlamps, high beam assist, and amber LED DRLs. Past the LXS trim, LED turn signals, fog lights, and tail lights are also standard, plus sound-absorbing front door window glass, and the ability to add LED projector headlights. The LXS is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, whereas the GT-Line and EX come with 18-inch alloy wheels, and the GT rides on 19-inch wheels.

Interior Features

The LXS has cloth upholstery, the GT-Line comes with a combination of Cloth and SynTex with a GT-Line logo embroidered into the back seat, and the EX and GT come with SynTex trimmed seats (available on the GT-Line). A 6-way manual driver’s seat is standard on the LXS, with a 6-way manual front passenger’s seat a standard across the lineup. Past the LXS, drivers get a 10-way power-adjustable seat with 2-way power lumbar adjustment; consumers can add a 10-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with 2-way power lumbar adjustment on the EX and GT trim.

Dual-zone automatic climate control and a 6-/40 split-folding rear seat is a lineup standard. Past the GT-Line, heated front seats are standard, and ventilated front seats are standard on the EX (available on the GT). Past the LXS, the steering wheel is leather-wrapped, plus heating on the GT-Line AWD (available on the EX and GT trims), and an available leather-wrapped gear shift knob on the GT trim.

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CAR MODEL Technology



The LXS trim is equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen display whilst the rest of the lineup has a 10.25-inch touchscreen display with navigation and Kia Connect. Across the lineup, Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, Bluetooth wireless tech and voice recognition, steering wheel-mounted audio, phone, and cruise control buttons, and a six-speaker sound system are all standard. Past the LXS, SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard, and the EX and GT can come equipped with a Bose premium audio sound system with 12 speakers.

Safety Features and Warranty

The 2023 Kia K5 comes with many basic safety features, including dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a rollover sensor, an anti-lock brake system, stability and traction control systems, a rear occupant alert system, rear-camera display, and LATCH child-seat ready anchors. Advanced safety features standard across the lineup include forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection (optional to add cyclist and junction turning past the LXS), a Driver Attention Warning system with leading vehicle departure alert, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, a rear view monitor, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, with smart cruise control with stop and go available past the LXS trim. A parking distance with rear-warning system is standard on the EX trim, optional on the GT trim; with front-warning, parking collision-avoidance with assist reverse, and a surround view monitor optional on the EX and GT trims.

Kia has a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program. The Kia 10-year/100,000 mile warranty program consists of a 10-year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty, 5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty, 5-year/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty, and 5-year/60,000 mile roadside assistance plan.

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