The all-new Kia K5 is a premium sedan that offers the occupants a safe, and convenient commute. The sedan comes equipped with a gasoline engine that is paired with an automatic transmission. The varying drive modes (Comfort, Sport, Eco, Smart, Custom), allow the motorists to drive with ease. The dynamic exterior design complemented by the comfortable interior leaves a lasting impression.
Among the best affordable compact cars, the 2021 Kia K5 stands out with the array of intuitive technologies that it has to offer. The occupants can enjoy a well-equipped and facilitated ride, thanks to the advanced safety features and driver-assistance system.
Here is a detailed review of the design, performance, safety features, driver-assistance technologies of the 2021 Kia K5.
Design of the 2021 Kia K5
The versatile design elements of the exterior of the 2021 Kia K5 demand a second look by the onlookers. The exterior blends sleek lines across the body with muscular fenders at the rear to give it an overall commanding presence. The interior offers progressive technologies ensuring comfort and convenience.
The exterior design of the sedan draws the attention of the onlookers with its dynamic design including its 3-dimensional heartbeat light pattern, stylish trunk contours, aerodynamic garnishes, and muffler-style decorative exhaust ports. The front fascia is dominated by the sharkskin grille, and the hydrofoil design bumper wing, elevate the outlook of the vehicle.
The tiger-face frame of the grille extends under the LED Daytime running lights. The projection-type full- LED headlamps have a heartbeat graphic element and a slim layout that add to the dynamic design of the vehicle. The side body has a slim side silhouette of a short rear deck design along with a solid body volume. The rear headlamps have a similar design as the front headlamps, whereas rear bumpers are two-toned. The prominent rear fenders give the vehicle a muscular design while the machine-finished 18-inch alloy wheels giving the sedan a sporty stance.
The long-integrated hood, side coke-bottle lines, chrome daylight opening molding, flag-type wing-mirror, add to the sedan’s flair. The athletic lines on the vehicle that include a sweeping roofline that flows into the contours of the trunk lid, give off a fastback impression paying tribute to its power.
The 2021 Kia K5 is available in 9 exterior colors that are Aurora Black, Clear White, Gravity Blue, Runway Red, Interstellar Gray, Silky Silver, Snow Pearl White, Steel Gray, and Yacht Blue.
On the inside, the design and detailing exude comfort and convenience for the occupants. The driver-centric cabin focuses on the convenience of the driver by providing all necessary controls within reach. The flat-bottomed steering wheel has controls mounted on it for better handling and controls during the journey.
The rugged-looking gear selector gives the interior an aggressive appeal, whereas the chrome accents complement the modern aspect of the vehicle and resonate with the iconic design of previous models at the same time. The panoramic sunroof allows the occupants to soak in the sun, or breathtaking views.
The seats are available in leather upholstery providing premium comfort and support to the occupants. The driving seat is 8-way power-adjustable and the passenger seat is 4-way power-adjustable and offers 2-way lumbar support. The seats also have heating and ventilation, making them ideal to travel for all seasons. The colors scheming of the interior includes alluring red, sand, and black, that can be mix and matched to achieve a desirable look.
The cabin houses multiple in-cabin technologies that provide information and keep the occupants entertained. The Head-up display relays important information to the driver within their light of sight. The voice recognition software, when connected to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, takes commands like making calls or finding a route.
For excellent acoustics during the journey, the vehicle has BOSE sound system that has 12-optimal speakers, and a sub-woofer. The audio can be controlled using remote controls. For navigation, the occupants can use the 10.25-inch high-resolution LCD screen that is claimed to provide a near-cinematic feel. Occupants can also charge their smartphones while on the move using the wireless charging tray. There is a 12.3-inch supervision cluster that indicates warnings and information for the driver.
Other features include manual temperature control, a rear USB charger, Integrated Memory System (IMS), and a remote engine start option.
Performance of 2021 Kia K5
The modern sedan comes equipped with two gasoline engine variants that are paired with 8 speed or 6-speed automatic transmission. The drivers can select shift points through paddle-shift levers or the gear selector. Here are the performance attributes of both the engine variants of the 2021 Kia K5.
- 2.0 Liter gasoline engine is paired with a four-wheel-drive automatic transmission that can produce 150 horsepower, and 192Nm of torque. The vehicle can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 11.5 seconds and has a top speed of 200 km/h.
- 2.5 Liter gasoline engine is paired with a four-wheel-drive automatic transmission that can produce 191 horsepower and 246 Nm horsepower. The vehicle can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 9.2 seconds and has a top speed of 210 km/h.
Safety Features and Driver-Assistance Technologies
The modern sedan does not compromise on the safety of the occupants, thanks to its elaborate safety features. The driver is facilitated throughout the journey regardless of the terrain, thanks to the cutting-edge driver-assistance features. The 2021 Kia K5 incorporates the DRIVE Wise technology to compute data in real-time and help the driver be aware of their surroundings.
Here are some of the prominent safety features and driver-assistance technologies in the 2021 Kia K5.
- Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)
- Lane Following Assist (LFA)
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) Including Junction Turning (FCA-JT)
- Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
- Parking Distance Warning (PDW)
- 6 Airbags
- Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
- Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
- Surround View Monitor (SVM)
- Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
Price of the 2021 Kia K5 in the UAE
The all-new Kia K5 sedan is now available in the UAE in four trim levels. The starting price of the modern sedan is AED 75,900 but it will vary depending on the trim level and technologies that are selected.