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All-New 2021 Kia K5 To Start At $29,595 With Standard AWD In Canada

Kia has loaded its all-new K5 sedan with design, performance and technology


  • The K5 replaces the Kia Optima.

  • It will available from October this year.

  • The 290-horsepower K5 GT will be offered a little later.


Here’s more proof that the midsize family sedan is far from dead. The all-new Kia K5 absolutely embodies the Korean car company’s “The Power To Surprise” mantra as it is properly equipped to disrupt this still-popular segment in Canada.

2021 Kia K5 | Photo: Kia

The new 2021 K5 will be offered in four trims in Canada and will be priced from $29,595 for the base LX. Standard on all K5 is a 1.6-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine good for 180 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to it will be an 8-speed automatic transmission as well as Kia’s AWD system.

Also included is an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, driver attention warning and lane following assists, and much more.

2021 Kia K5 | Photo: Kia

Other available features will include a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a premium Bose audio system, and forward collision avoidance, to name a few elements.

The EX trim will be priced from $32,595 and the GT-Line will start at $35,995. The powerful and new 2021 Kia K5 GT will retail for $39,995. The latter will be powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque. A new 8-speed “wet” dual-clutch transmission will send power to the front wheels only – this may be the new K5’s only “mistake”.

2021 Kia K5 | Photo: Kia

The 2021 K5 will be available as of October in Canada. The K5 GT will follow shortly thereafter.

2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5 | Photo: Kia

2021 Kia K5 | Photo: Kia

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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