Sleek, stylish, and powerful are the first three words which spring to mind when describing the 2022 Kia K5. Although officially sold under the family sedan car label, its high-end set of features and genuinely impressive performance levels take the model into vastly more interesting territory than the description suggests. The latest 2022 Kia K5 is now available at the Bessada Kia dealership, and here are the key high points you could experience with a test drive.
The standard engine in the 2022 Kia K5 is a meaty 1.6L four-cylinder turbo model which puts out 180 horsepower and 195lb-ft of torque. When passed through an eight-speed automatic transmission to front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the high output delivers a lithe performance that makes the K5 sedan a satisfyingly confident drive.
However, moving up the trim levels brings an even beefier powertrain into play. In the GT model the turbo engine is upgraded to a 2.5L version, which takes the output up to a searing 290 horsepower and 311lb-ft. Remember that all this power is used to propel a lean and mean sedan profile rather than a bulky SUV, and it's clear that this K5 is a car to be reckoned with. A 0-100kmh acceleration time of just 5.2 seconds demonstrates the raw power available, while the tuned suspension, optimized transmission, and upgraded brakes deliver exhilarating handling.
In an auto age dominated by thirsty family SUVs, the K5 sedan's fuel economy ratings are a breath of fresh air. The standard FWD 1.6L turbo engine delivers its excellent performance at a frugal 8.1L / 100km in the city and 6.2L / 100km on the highway. Even the high-end GT model with its 290 horsepower delivers 9.8L / 100km in the city and 7.4L on the highway, making the K5 an economical way to enjoy such a rewarding drive.
The high quality of the K5 continues into its interior, where heated and ventilated seats mix with ambient lighting and real wood trim to deliver a sumptuously upscale feel. Infotainment facilities are accessed through an 8" or 10.3" touchscreen display, with corded and wireless versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto making smartphone integration easy. Other attractive options include in-built navigation, a wireless charging pad, multiple Bluetooth connections, and a premium 12-speaker Bose sound system.
As you'd expect from a Kia vehicle, this sedan car is equipped with a set of active safety features to rival any high-end family SUV currently available. Key standard and available highlights include:
- Forward collision warnings with automated emergency braking.
- Lane departure warnings and lane keep assist.
- Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts and intersection scanning.
Contact us now to schedule a test drive of the 2022 Kia K5 in Bessada, and discover for yourself its enticing blend of style, comfort, and power. If you're looking for a sedan which rekindles your enjoyment of driving, the Kia K5 is an unmissable experience.