Pricing details for the 2021 Kia K5 have already leaked.
Last month, the all-new 2021 Kia K5 debuted with more power, a more striking design, and all-wheel drive, as well as a new name. For the US, the new Optima has been renamed to the Kia K5 to match its South Korean counterpart. Pricing details were kept under wraps, but The Korean Car Blog has obtained documents sent to dealers that reveals the US pricing and trim details for the 2021 Kia K5.
According to the leaked document, the 2021 Kia K5 LX trim will start at $23,490 - that's only $100 more than the 2020 Kia Optima's MSRP. The LX version is powered by a 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Standard tech will include an eight-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and dual-zone climate control. Standard safety tech will include a forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane following assist, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, rearview monitor, driver attention warning, electronic parking brake, and high-beam assist. As for exterior colors, the LX trim can be finished in Glacier White Pearl, Ebony Black, Everlasting Silver, and Passion Red Tint Coat. A black interior and cloth seats are the only interior options.
Upgrading to the LXS trim increases the start price to $24,490 for the front-wheel-drive model. Opting for all-wheel drive will start at $25,660. The all-wheel-drive package also adds a ten-way power driver seat, heated front seats, second-row USB charge ports, and a SiruxXM radio.
Additional safety assists include blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance. Crystal Beige and Gravity Gray are added to the exterior color options.
Pricing for the GT-Line starts at $25,390 with FWD and $28,071 with AWD. This trim adds junction turning and cyclist forward-collision assists, along with LED fog lights, rear combination lamps, and 18-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires.
Inside, the cabin features a 10-way power adjustable driver seat, leather steering wheel, and USB charging ports for rear occupants. The premium package also adds a wireless phone charger and a panoramic roof. Additional exterior colors for the GT-Line are Sapphire Blue and Wolf Gray. Red synthetic leather seats can also be added to the interior.
Splashing out on the EX trim will set you back at least $27,990. Many features of the GT-Line premium package come as standard such as the panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charger, and synthetic leather seats. The premium package adds a larger 10.25-inch display with navigation, a premium Bose audio system, climate control seats, heated steering wheel, and more.
Topping the 2021 Kia K5 range is the sporty GT model, which will start at $30,490. Under the hood, the 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit is replaced with a 2.5-liter turbo-four pumping out 290 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Sporty enhancements include a quad exhaust system, sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires, and beefier brakes. Inside, the GT trim features a leather-wrapped "GT" D-steering wheel with paddle shifters, second-row vents, and heated front seats. Prices exclude the $965 destination charge. Sales for the 2021 Kia K5 will begin in the US this summer.