The 2021 K5 balances performance and efficiency

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership news, Kia K5 on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at 3:11 pm
A photo of the 2021 Kia K5 parked on a building's roof.

2021 Kia K5 Performance Specs and Fuel Economy Scores 

Anytime a new vehicle is introduced to the Kia lineup, it’s cause for celebration. Now that the 2021 Kia K5 has officially arrived at the Team Gunther Kia showroom, our team has really taken advantage of the opportunity to learn more about it. After examining the performance specs and fuel economy scores of the 2021 Kia K5, our team is very confident that it will be a hit with people looking to balance performance and fuel economy inside of the midsize sedan class of the global automotive industry. The 2021 K5 uses a new Kia chassis architecture that is stronger, longer, wider and lower than the platform employed by the automaker’s previous sedan model. Let’s take a closer look at what our team found. 

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Engine Options for the 2021 Kia K5 

There are two engine options available for the 2021 Kia K5 which are spread across five trim grades. Buyers choosing the LX, LXS, GT-Line and EX will use a turbocharged 1.6-liter, inline four-cylinder engine. All five trims will also use an eight-speed automatic transmission. The LXS and GT-Line are available with all-wheel-drive. Every 2021 K5 with this equipment will make 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.  

The top of the line GT trim will use a turbocharged 2.5-liter, inline four-cylinder engine that will make 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. This engine also uses the eight-speed automatic as well, but the GT model’s transmission will us a Kia-first dual friction clutch. 

2021 Kia K5 Gas Mileage Scores 

Buyers choosing the LXS, GT-Line or EX with front-wheel-drive can expect 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Models with all-wheel-drive (LXS and GT-Line) will post 26 mpg (city) and 34 mpg (highway). Kia has not released the efficiency numbers for the GT model yet. 

While most of the 2021 Kia K5 lineup uses the same powertrain equipment, there are some differences in each trim grade’s fuel economy scores. The LX will be able to record 29 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway. 

If you’d like to start the pre-ordering process to have the 2021 Kia K5 in your driveway, make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today.