Kia K5 - Consumer Reports

Current Model
The K5 replaced the Optima and shares a platform with the also-redesigned Hyundai Sonata. A 1.6-liter turbo engine is standard, and it delivers ample power and commendable fuel economy.
We got 32 mpg overall in our tests. The ride is more comfortable than the Sonata's, and handling is secure. The roomy cabin has a traditional layout, with a conventional gear selector. Unfortunately, buyers have to opt for a GT-Line or above to get a power seat. The infotainment system is easy to use, but only versions with the smaller screen have wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Standard active safety features include FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, a driver attention monitor, and a rear-seat reminder, but BSW comes on LXS and higher trims. All-wheel drive is available on some trims.
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2021
2021 Redesign Year
The new for 2021 K5 replaces the Optima. It shares a platform with the Hyundai Sonata but—unlike the Hyundai—is available with all-wheel drive.
It also rides more comfortably than the Sonata. Handling is secure but not sporty. The roomy cabin has a traditional layout including a conventional shifter, but buyers unfortunately have to opt for the GT-Line trim or above to get a power driver's seat. The infotainment system is easy to use but only versions with the smaller screen have wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane keeping assistance are standard. Plus, there's also a driver attention monitor and rear seat reminder, but blind spot warning only comes on higher trims.
$28,850 - $36,500
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