As we have already seen Kia’s new midsize family sedan, but details about it are still fleshed out. Also including what will be its final name. According to the listing at EPA’s website, it may seem that the sedan will officially be known as the 2021 Kia K5. The company will drop the old Optima name.
Features Of The 2021 Kia K5:
However, we also get information about one powertrain configuration. The one listed with a turbocharger is 1.6-liter four-cylinder. With all-wheel drive feature in the car. It returns 26 mpg in the city, 29 in combined driving, and 34 on the highway. The engine is likely the same in the Hyundai Sonata. The engine makes 180 horsepower and 195-pound feet of torque.
Hyundai uses an eight-speed automatic transmission and also the Kia probably will too. But all-wheel drive will be a unique feature of the Kia. Kia previously said there will be another turbocharger engine, with 2.5 liters for the Sonata N-Line with 310 pound-feet of torque and 290 horsepower.
With the Kia K5’s feature for all-wheel drive, it will join a group of midsize sedans with the drivetrain. So the Subaru Legacy, Toyota, Nissan, and soon will be a disconnect to Ford Fusion. On the bases of the engine size and output, Kia K5 will be a direct competitor to the Camry and Altima, also with Legacy with the naturally aspirated engine. The K5 ties or beats the Camry, which will return 28 to 29 mpg combined.
However, the Altima returns 29 to 30 mpg combined depending on the trim level, and the legacy hits 30 mpg.