The Kia K5 range has four trims: LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT. All models up to EX level use the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mated with the eight-speed automatic. This engine's outputs are rated at 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The top specs for the Kia K5 come with the GT, which gets a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. All models are FWD as standard, though the GT-Line has the option of AWD.
Standard specifications on all Kia K5 models include automatic dual-zone climate control, an eight-inch infotainment color infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED headlights, a rear-view camera, and keyless entry with push-button- and remote start. Safety features are also comprehensive across the range, with blind spot warning and collision avoidance, rear cross-traffic alert and collision avoidance, forward collision avoidance assist, and lane-keeping assist.
Moving up the trim levels unlocked heated front seats, ten-way power adjustment for the driver's seat, wireless charging, and a 10.25-inch diagonal infotainment screen with built-in navigation. A panoramic sunroof is part of the available packages for most trims, though it is standard on the top two configurations.