Every K5 comes with the features expected in a mid-size family four-door, and bests those averages with excellent value and warranty coverage. We give it a 9 for features.
Base $24,455 K5 sedans sport the usual power features, cloth upholstery, LED headlights, twin USB ports, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth, and safety gear that includes automatic emergency braking and active lane control. It doesn’t offer any options, though.
Most drivers will want at least the $25,455 K5 LXS, which adds blind-spot monitors, keyless start, and a split-folding rear seat. All-wheel drive’s an option for $2,100.
The $26,355 K5 GT-Line gets 18-inch wheels, synthetic leather and cloth upholstery, LED fog lights, and a 10-way power driver seat. Options include Wolf Gray paint to coordinate with red interior trim. For $1,600, Kia adds a panoramic sunroof, wireless smartphone charging (in a crumb-prone vertical bin in the console), and adaptive cruise control; all-wheel drive runs $3,700 but for another $800 beyond that, gets synthetic leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, and a 10.3-inch touchscreen—but no wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The $28,955 EX has an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, twin USB ports, dual-zone automatic temperature control, keyless start, remote start, LED headlights, and synthetic leather upholstery.
Options include 18-inch wheels, a panoramic roof, satellite radio, heated and cooled front seats, reverse parking sensors, a 10.3-inch touchscreen with navigation, Bose audio, power front passenger seat, heated steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control.
The $31,455 K5 GT gets a more sporty suspension and steering tune to go with its 290-hp turbo-4, as well as paddle shifters, bigger brakes, 19-inch wheels, sport seats with synthetic leather upholstery, and exterior trim. For $4,000, a GT1 package throws in cooled front seats and the EX’s luxury features.
All K5 sedans get a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty, with powertrain coverage that extends to 10 years/100,000 miles.
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