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2024 Kia K5 EX: Review, Specs & Interior – What’s the most appealing thing regarding this model? Kia K5? Its elegant interior? How its advanced technology ensures you are connected and secure? The best driving experience? Yes and yes. Pick from four trims beginning at the LXS and then moving to the most luxurious GT. With its long wheelbase, everyone has the ability to move their legs. With Solar Control Glass Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control and available Heated and ventilated Front Seats everyone stays in a comfortable position. Everyone is connected and secure as well. The standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow your smartphone to have a touchscreen of eight inches. The standard Kia Drive Wise driver-assistance technologies include Lane Keeping Assist and Forward collision-avoidance Assist. What’s the use of the car that you don’t love driving it? Two turbocharged engines, a Dual-Clutch Transmission, and an optional Sport-Tuned suspension transform your everyday commute into awe-inspiring. Pick from a range of colors and accessories and build a K5 completely yours. The Kia K5. Sensible luxury.
Perhaps it’s the tiny sparkle of the Kia K5’s swooped, amber light bulbs, however, the concept of driving what’s been a boring family car now appears thrilling. The base engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder which has 180 horsepower, however, K5s with the GT badge boost the heat by 290 horsepower. This is a 5.2-second to 60-mph speed for a Hertz rental vehicle. The front-wheel drive feature and all-season tires can be overpowered by this much power however, the K5 is still a lot of fun to drive. The eight-speed dual-clutch automated (eight-speed automatic on GT models that aren’t) is a smooth shifting system. An all-wheel drive is an option, however, only for the base engine.
Inside the cabin, the K5 is stunning for what it’s worth. The layout is elegant and simple The cabin is decorated with stylish materials, such as wooden trims on the doors and dash. The K5 is also equipped with a range of luxurious interior features including ambient lighting for the doors and dash along with heated and cooled seats in the front as well as a panoramic sunroof as well as a charging pad that is wireless. The driver’s seat can feel elevated even when it is at the lowest level and the comfy spot for your left foot and the floor-hinged accelerator are a nice touch. The back seat provides ample legroom, and the trunk offers plenty of room for luggage. We were able to fit seven carry-on suitcases into the trunk.
The K5 is standard having an 8.0-inch touchscreen that shares a bezel with the gauge cluster. The bigger 10.3-inch touchscreen is standard with the GT-Line. Both models have a volume knob, as well as physically-based buttons located on the wheel. While the smaller screen has the wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, the larger display does not and requires a wired connection. The upgraded model has customizable profiles as well as the capability of connecting two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. The K5 comes with 12 speakers Bose audio system for those looking for the most immersive audio experience.
All trims from Kia K5 are available in all trims. Kia K5 comes standard with Drive Wise. The safety package features modern active safety features such as the blind spot collision avoidance feature, driver’s attention warning rear cross-traffic avoidance forward collision avoidance aid and lane-keeping assist, and lane following assistance. Parking assistance for reverse and front and a parking collision option are available as an option.
To add a touch of class take a look at the 2024 Kia K5 EX it includes the following features to LXS equipment:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Panoramic sunroof
- Interior trims have been upgraded
- Interior lighting with LEDs
- Window with sound-reducing fronts
- Synthetic leather upholstery
- Adjustable power driver’s seat
- Front seats that are heated and ventilated
- Air conditioning vents are available for the rear passengers
- A larger touchscreen is available for the infotainment system.
- Satellite Radio
- The integrated navigation system
- Wireless chargers for smartphones
- Sensors for parking in the rear (alert you to obstructions that might not be visible behind the car while parking)
An EX Premium bundle is also available that includes a variety of equipment:
- Highlights from GT-Line’s Premium package
- Power-folding side mirrors on the sides
- Heated steering wheel
- Memory settings for the driver’s seat
- Front passenger seat that can be adjusted with power.
- Premium 12-speaker Bose sound system
- Front sensors for parking (alert you to any obstacles which may not be apparent in front of the car while parking)
- Rear automated brakes (applies brakes on autopilot to prevent a collision imminent with an object in front of the vehicle)
- Camera system with surround-view (gives you top-down views of the K5 as well as its surroundings to help you park in tight situations)
Kia’s K5 LXS EX or GT-Line has the basic 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which produces 180 hp and 195 lb. ft. in torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed auto and front-wheel drivetrain and the GT-Line comes with an all-wheel drivetrain to improve grip and traction on slippery roads.
K5 GT-Line AWD K5 GT-Line AWD scores an estimated EPA rating of 25 in the city 33 on the road along with 28 at the combined. The FWD variants, on the other hand, achieve an average of 27/37 for highway/city and 31 combined.
However, the range-topping K5 GT is currently the brand’s most powerful, gas-powered four-door. It comes with the 2.5-liter turbocharged four-banger that produces 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft. of torque. The engine that delivers all that power on to front wheels is an 8-speed automated that features paddle shifters. Although it has more power and torque the turbocharged 2.5-liter can deliver an estimated EPA 27/32 combined city/highway/highway.
The price is $30,415 and the 2024 Kia K5 EX model amplifies the class with faux-leather trim and wood seats. It also has a sunroof with a panoramic view, cooled seats on the front, and LED interior lighting along with rear sensors for parking.