Introducing the New Kia K5

January 31st, 2021 by

Blue 2021 Kia K5 Parked on Gravel

Since its introduction to El Cajon roads in 2011, the Kia Optima has been a staple in the lives of many drivers. However, every once in a while, things need a little revitalization. That’s why Kearny Mesa Kia is proud to introduce the new Kia K5, the Kia Optima replacement as of the 2021 model year. 

Resulting from the collaboration of design teams in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., this sporty and sleek sedan delivers top-tier technology and performance features. The new K5 is manufactured at Kia’s West Point, Georgia location, and comes in four available trim levels: the LX, LXS, GT-Line, and EX. Learn more about what you can expect from the Kia K5 with Kearny Mesa Kia! 



Kia K5 Exterior Design

One of the first features you’ll notice about the new K5 is its clean-cut exterior design. This sedan boasts a sportier feel with its widest-in-class wide-track suspension, coupled with a lower and lengthier build. The K5 exterior also has sharper lines and a fastback silhouette, redefining what the everyday sedan can look like. If you’re looking for a thrill-inducing ride, the new K5 is made of lightweight materials, providing a more agile drive. 

Kia K5 Interior Design 

When comparing the new K5 vs. Kia Optima in terms of interiors, the K5 provides a more driver-centric cabin, prioritizing connectivity, comfort, and entertainment. La Mesa drivers can look forward to a sophisticated cabin outfitted with upscale features such as a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a panoramic sunroof, and a wireless phone charger. Ultimately, when transitioning from the Kia Optima to the Kia K5, you’re gaining access to the latest and most innovative features that are making waves throughout the modern-day automotive industry. Check out some more features you can look forward to in the K5 interior:

  • Remote keyless entry 
  • Rear View Camera w/ Dynamic Guidelines
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Heated fronts seats 
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control 

Kia K5 Performance Features 

Ready to take your Chula Vista drives to the next level? The K5 offers available AWD that improves your vehicle’s traction and handling during worrisome weather conditions. 

There are also two K5 engine options to choose from, giving you the opportunity to customize your driving experience in this sedan:

  • 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder engine that reaches 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque 
  • 2.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder engine that achieves 290 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque

What’s more, the new K5 is faster than its predecessor, the Kia Optima. When you opt for the Kia K5 GT trim, you can enjoy an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds, a second faster than the 2020 Optima.

Explore the Kia K5 at Kearny Mesa Kia 

The new K5 showcases how a sedan can be both functional for everyday use and still deliver a stellar performance when you’re looking for a thrill in San Diego. Contact us to schedule a test drive and experience the K5 firsthand. Or, if you’d like to secure the keys to a new K5, complete our online finance application to get pre-approved. 


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