Kia
K5
2022
Go

2022 Kia K5: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - October 22, 2020

Model Preview

The 2021 Kia K5 arrived as the all-new replacement for the aging, but quite successful, Optima. The 2022 Kia K5 is right around the corner, and we expect it to be a carryover model.

The current Kia K5 boasts a bold, sporty look that includes a striking nose with a wide tiger-nose grille, LED lighting, and zigzag signature lighting. The eye-grabbing nose is further accented by its long hood with distinct ridges. Around back, the K5 features LED taillights with a zigzag pattern, a full-length LED light bar, sporty dual exhaust, and a sharp coupelike C-pillar rake. We expect this look to remain the same in the 2022 Kia K5.

Inside, the current Kia K5 features a relatively standard Kia cabin with plenty of style and class to go around. This toned-down interior focuses on horizontal lines to visually widen the space and includes light metallic touches, a flat-bottom steering wheel, a T-style shifter, and a dash-top infotainment screen, and limited buttons and knobs in the center stack. Buyers can add a little pop with the optional red leather. We expect this classy and sporty look to remain the same in the 2022 Kia K5.

The K5 comes well-equipped with standard LED headlights, twin USB ports, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and Bluetooth. We expect these standard features to remain the same in the 2022 K5.


Kia K5

Under its hood, the current K5 comes with two flavors of turbo four-cylinder. The base powertrain is a 1.6-liter unit with 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The optional setup is a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 290 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. We expect the 2022 K5 to continue with the same two powertrain options.

The IIHS hasn’t tested Kia K5 yet, but it comes standard with automatic emergency braking and active lane control. Optionally, buyers can add blind-spot monitors, automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view camera. We expect these features to remain the same in the 2022 K5.

Pricing & Release Date

There’s no official release date set for the 2022 Kia K5 yet, but based on last year’s schedule, we expect a summer 2021 arrival.

Pricing is also unannounced, but with no changes in the works, we expect the 2022 Kia K5’s MSRP range to remain close to the 2021 model’s $24,455 to $31,455 (destination fees included) range.

This midsize sedan will compete with the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and Nissan Altima.

Learn more about the current K5 on sale now »

Pictured: 2021 Kia K5

2021 Model Available

New Car Quick Quote

Please select a model

Get Your Price

Model Years

Comments

Find Your New Kia K5 On CarsDirect

Price It New

Insider Information

We have information you must know before you buy the K5. We want to send it to you, along with other pricing insights.

Submit

I agree to receive emails from CarsDirect. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.
We will not spam you, and will never sell your email. Privacy Policy.

Thank you. You are now subscribed to our Pricing Insider updates.

Buying With CarsDirect

We have partnered with trusted dealers in your area to give you a great price on the new Kia K5.
This is how it works:

  • We connect you to the Internet Department at a Trusted Dealership.
  • Use the CarsDirect Target Price as a tool in your negotiation.
  • The dealer will help you with financing or leasing, as well as trade-in options.

Kia K5 By Year

COPYRIGHT 1999-2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba CarsDirect.com.