New Kia 2022 Kia K5 for Sale in West Springfield, MA
The Kia K5 rolls into 2022 as one of the most appealing midsized sedans on the market. While it will certainly captivate a younger audience with its athletic good looks and robust performance (especially with the top-end GT grade), the K5 is a solid car for anyone who is itching to get behind the wheel of an upscale and sleek vehicle. Not only is this four-door easy on the eyes, but it also comes with luxury levels of refinement and one of the greatest warranties in the industry. For model year 2022, Kia introduces an available surround-view camera system and makes a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation standard in the GT-Line, EX, and GT trims. There are also new optional packages for the GT-Line, EX Premium, and GT (read on for more details on those).
Trims, Powertrains, and Fuel Economy
The ’22 K5 is sold in five trim levels: LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT. For the first four, the powertrain pairs a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (180 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque) with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The top-end GT, though, gets a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that churns out 290 hp and a best-in-class 311 lb.-ft. of torque; its transmission is an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard across the range, although all-wheel drive is optional on the LXS and GT-Line.
The EPA’s official estimates indicate that the LX returns 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The LXS and GT-Line with FWD achieve 27 city/37 highway, but with AWD, they’ll get you 25 city/33 highway. The EX gets the same fuel economy as the FWD LXS and GT-Line, while the GT pulls off 24 city/32 highway.
Standard and Optional Features
The base LX has 16-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, a sound-absorbing windshield, automatic partial LED headlights, automatic high beams, keyless entry, a rearview monitor, two front console USB ports (one data and one charging), a 12-volt power outlet, and two-zone automatic climate control. The LXS adds proximity key (Smart Key), remote start, a Smart Trunk (it opens automatically if you stand behind the vehicle with your Smart Key), push-button ignition, two rear-seat USB charging ports, and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat. The AWD version gets gray-finished 18-inch wheels with Pirelli P-Zero all-season tires and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The GT-Line starts with the same standard equipment found on the AWD LXS but then sweetens the scene with unique black exterior styling elements, LED fog lights, UVO link remote services, a wireless smartphone charger, a folding rear center armrest with cupholders, and a track-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel. Its seats are clad in a blend of cloth and simulated-leather with embroidered GT logos; the driver’s seat is power-adjustable. There’s an optional GT-Line Premium Package that will enhance the car with a panoramic sunroof, full LED headlights, LED interior lights, navigation-based adaptive cruise control, and highway driving assist. The AWD version of the GT-Line has the full LED fog lights and is still eligible for LED interior lights, adaptive cruise control, and highway driving assist. While heated front seats are standard, buyers will have to add the heated steering wheel for a little more cash.
The EX loses the GT-Line’s sporty elements, but it gains the panoramic sunroof, LED interior lights, and some more highbrow features such as rear parking sensors, simulated leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and rear AC vents. The EX Premium Package will supply LED turn-signal indicators for the side mirrors, driver’s seat memory, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, a surround-view camera system, front parking sensors, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, and a heated steering wheel.
The GT’s list of amenities is similar to the EX’s, although it has the GT-Line’s styling cues, the more potent engine, 19-inch wheels (with the Pirelli tires), power-folding side mirrors, two sets of dual chrome exhaust tips, enhanced brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and trim-specific sport-bolstered front seats. The GT1 Package will bundle most of the contents of the EX Premium Package.
Active Safety Features
The Kia Drive Wise bundle of advanced driver aids comes on every trim, with more technologies added to the higher-priced trims. In the LX, Drive Wise includes forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, driver attention warning with leading vehicle departure alert, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, and rear occupant alert. The LXS introduces blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, and safe exit assist.
The GT-Line gets forward collision-avoidance assist with cyclist detection and junction turning assist, and with the GT-Line Premium Package, navigation-based adaptive cruise control and highway driving assist are issued. The EX and GT-Line have rear parking sensors and qualify for a surround-view camera system, front parking sensors, navigation-based adaptive cruise control, highway driving assist, and safe exit assist with power rear child-safety door locks.
The LX and LXS receive an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and a six-speaker sound system. The GT-Line and EX get a 10.25-inch touchscreen that’s not compatible with the wireless smartphone integration, and so it reverts to the plug-in versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has standard SiriusXM satellite radio and integrated navigation. Buyers of the EX and GT can opt for a 12-speaker Bose audio system.