2021 Kia K5: What You Need to Know

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A New Name for Kia’s Midsize Sedan

Kia’s injecting a strong dose of excitement into the midsize sedan market for 2021. They’re replacing the Optima sedan with the all-new 2021 Kia K5, with a bold new look, an upscale interior, available all-wheel drive, and loads of available cabin and safety technology. 

The new Kia K5 GT will take the model to performance levels never approached by the outgoing Optima. 

K5 is not a new name within Kia. It’s the title that America’s Optima carries in the brand’s home market of Korea. The existing 2020 Kia Optima is still a strong competitor in the segment. It still holds a top spot in our ranking of midsize cars even though it's at the end of its product cycle. 

The K5 is the latest in a series of new models the company has brought to market in the last couple of years. On the heels of its fully redesigned 2020 Kia Soul, they’ve also brought out the wildly successful 2020 Kia Telluride midsize SUV and the 2021 Kia Seltos subcompact SUV. 

We’ll have a full review up soon, but in the meantime, here's a preview of the new K5.

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