Highlights of the 2024 Kia K5
Man, the Kia Corp is really changing the game of the auto industry. First introducing its own GT-Line of cars, and now going all-electric with the likes of the Kia EV6 and Kia EV9, it’s no wonder the automaker has become so successful lately. And to think, it all started with the automaker changing up its style and releasing the Kia Stinger. A candle that burns twice as bright lasts half as long, and the truth couldn’t be further for the Stinger, available with as a Stinger Tribute Edition for the discontinuation of this sports car. Have no fear though, because Kia revamped the Kia Optima and called it the Kia K5, the new sports car of the lineup – it was even named as one of the best card for teens. Plus, the specs for the 2024 Kia K5 are already here!
There isn’t a whole lot changing when it comes to the powertrain options for the 2024 Kia K5. The trim options are the same – LXS, EX, GT-Line, and GT – so we assume the same drivetrain options remain. That’s the LXS with front-wheel drive (FWD), whereas the rest of the trim comes with all-wheel drive (AWD); FWD available on the GT-Line). The standard engine is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder optimized with continuously variable valve duration, able to generate 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Only the K5 GT comes equipped with 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.
Exterior and Interior Highlights
Consumers can expect all the same great features standard on the 2024 Kia K5. These include solar control glass, a sound-absorbing windshield glass, multi-reflector headlights, automatic headlamps, and amber LED DRLs. For a little more upscale features, past the base LXS trim, consumers can also expect LED turn signals, fog lights, and tail lights, plus sound-absorbing front door window glass to keep the entire interior cabin a little quieter. Inside, variations on upholstery are still there, with the LXS getting cloth upholstery, the GT-Line with a combination of Cloth and SynTex, and the EX and GT lined with SynTex trimmed seats (available on the GT-Line). There is one small change this time around – heated front seats are now standard on the GT with FWD. For 2023, consumers could only get heated front seats are standard (and ventilated front seats) on the EX (available on the GT). A little late for the summer, but most welcome next winter.
All the great tech is still there, starting with an 8-inch touchscreen display (10.25-inch touchscreen display with navigation and Kia Connect on the rest of the lineup), with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto; Bluetooth wireless tech and voice recognition; steering wheel-mounted audio, phone, and cruise control buttons; and a six-speaker sound system all standard. For a better sound system experience, the EX and GT can come equipped with a Bose premium audio sound system with 12 speakers. Safety is also always looking good on the Kia K5, with advanced features such as forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, 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 all standard.
These are just the highlights, but the 2024 Kia K5 will have plenty to offer. Can’t wait? Find the new Kia K5 at Miami Lakes Automall today.