Looking for a brand-new car can be a long, arduous experience, especially if you don’t know much about the manufacturer you’re considering. There’s a daunting amount of information to wade through for new vehicles, from the critical safety and capability features like miles per hour, brakes, and accident detection to the cosmetic exterior and interior features like different colors, spoilers, and stitching or trims.
Properly shopping and comparing different car models without prior research makes choosing the right make and model for you much more difficult. So, it helps if you research ahead of time, allowing you to prepare questions and requirements for the dealerships you visit.
If you’re familiar with Kia cars, you know the Kia K5 is one of the best vehicles on the market. If you’re looking for a reliable, modern sedan, the Kia K5 is an excellent candidate.
A new year brings a new model with new, different, and dropped features. Let’s discuss the 2023 Kia K5’s features in more detail, including what’s different with this new edition.
Key Features of the 2023 Kia K5
Overall, the 2023 Kia K5 has many of the same features as the 2022 model. There are five trims to choose from: the LXS front-wheel drive (FWD), the GT-Line FWD, the GT-Line all-wheel drive (AWD), the EX, and the GT. For their 2023 editions, Kia eliminated the base LX model, making the LXS FWD the entry-level trim, starting at $25,090.
The 2023 Kia K5 LXS FWD base trim sports the following capabilities and specs:
- Eight-speed automatic transmission.
- A 1.6L four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 180 horsepower (5,500 RPM) and 195 lb-ft of torque (1,500-4,500 RPM).
- LED headlights.
- Alloy wheels in 16-inch, 18-inch, or 19-inch sizes.
- Mpg of 27 for cities, 37 for highways, and 31 combined.
- A 15.8-gallon tank capacity.
- A four-wheel disk with an anti-lock brake system.
- Electronic parking brake with automatic hold.
Some of the additional comfort and technology features include:
- An 8-inch touch-screen display.
- A smart key with push button start and remote start.
- A smart trunk.
- Support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
- Rearview camera.
- Dual-zone automatic climate control.
- Heated power-adjustable side-view mirrors.
- Six-speaker audio system.
- Interior accent trim.
Of course, the higher, more expensive trims come with different specs. For example, the Kia K5 GT is the only one with an eight-speed manual transmission. You can only find LED tail lights on the GT-Line FWD, GT-Line AWD, and GT trims — and it’s an optional upgrade for the EX trim. While a front USB charging port is available in all trims, you’ll only find a center console USB charging port in the EX and GT trims. Make sure to research and compare the different trims to find the right one for you and your needs.
The newest exclusive feature for the GT trim is the panoramic roof package, including a power sunshade. This is a great feature for drivers who enjoy taking in views, letting extra light in, or even camping under the stars. You can add this feature to the GT-Line AWD trim, which comes with the EX and GT trims.
Depending on the trim you choose, you can take your pick from the following exterior colors and interior colors and trims:
- Exterior colors : Ebony Black, Everlasting Silver, Glacial White Pearl, Gravity Gray, Passion Red Tint Coat, Sapphire Blue, and Wolf Gray.
- Interior colors and trims : Black Cloth Seat Trim, Black Cloth and SynTex Seat Trim (with or without red stitching), Red SynTex Seat Trim, Ash Blue SynTex Seat Trim, and Chestnut Brown SynTex Seat Trim.
Reasons You Should Consider Buying a 2023 Kia K5
The 2023 Kia K5 is a great option if you’re looking for a reliable, stylish sedan. If you have a family, you’ll find that a Kia K5 provides a lot of flexibility and comfort within the features listed above. It’s a very safe vehicle for every family member while looking more like a sports car on the outside.
If you’re an adventure-seeker who likes to reach the top of a car’s capabilities, here’s something of interest: the Kia K5 sports a 5.7-second acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour.
Kia also provides solid warranties and safety rankings with their vehicles, the 2023 K5 included. Kia provides a 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty with any new vehicle purchase. They also provide five-year and 60,000-mile warranty options for you to consider. You can get these warranties directly from Kia or the new car dealership you purchase from.
The 2023 Kia K5 ranks highly in safety. It offers built-in features like automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection, driver attention warnings, safe exit warnings, smart cruise control with stop-and-go, and automatic headlight control. These features act like additional, unconscious support for the drivers who choose the K5. The Kia K5 received a 2022 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+ rating. J.D. Power also ranks Kia #1 among all large car brands and manufacturers for safety and vehicle dependability.
When and Where Can I Buy a 2023 Kia K5?
The 2023 Kia K5 is available now to purchase from any Kia dealership. Many dealerships in the Texas area have Kia K5s available in their inventory. If you find that the dealership closest to you doesn’t have one available — or they don’t have the specific trim or color you’re looking for — it may be possible to have one sent to that dealership after your purchase.
If this Kia K5 overview has you itching to buy a K5 of your own, consider coming by our dealership: Huffines Kia Corinth, especially if you’re in the Corinth, Texas, area. Schedule a test drive, take a look inside the vehicle, and take advantage of all the new features the Kia K5 offers by visiting Huffines Kia Corinth today. You’ll get a specialized, small-town experience and none of the stress that can come with visiting dealerships in person.
If you prefer to look at our inventory online before visiting, we have detailed listings with images, vehicle records, pricing, and comparisons available for you to look at. We also offer multiple financing options and Kia incentive programs for you to consider.
Whether you’re looking for a Kia K5 or a different vehicle, we hope to see you at Huffines Kia Corinth soon.