2021 Kia K5 Provides Reliable and Exciting Performance with Turbocharged Engines

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia K5 on Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 8:56 pm
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2021 Kia K5 Engine Power and Performance

Back in June, the 2021 Kia K5 was announced as the replacement model for the Kia Optima. Now available at Kia dealerships across the country, this mid-size sedan not only got a name change, but it also got sportier. Under the hood of the Kia K5 are turbocharged engines that help to provide a reliable and exciting driving experience. How powerful are the engines? Find out as we explore the power and performances specs of the 2021 Kia K5 engines.


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There are two engines available among the five trim levels. Although the GT isn’t going to be available until November, we can still explore its engine performance. The first engine that provides power to the 2021 Kia K5 is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is standard on the LX, LXS, GT-Line, and EX trims. This engine produces up to 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The second engine is a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is standard on the GT trim only. This engine delivers up to 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque.

Paired with the 1.6L turbocharged engine is an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5L turbocharged engine is paired with an 8-speed wet type dual clutch automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. All five trims are equipped with front-wheel drive but the LXS and GT-Line trims have all-wheel drive with Electronically-Controlled Transfer Case available as an option.


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2021 Kia K5 Available at Lehighton Kia

Are you interested in the 2021 Kia K5? If so, go ahead and check out our available inventory right here at Lehighton Kia. However, if you would like more information on this model, feel free to reach out to our sales team or keep browsing our website.