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2021 Kia K5 vs 2020 Kia Optima

As usual, we bring you a versus today: the 2021 Kia K5 vs the 2020 Kia Optima; the comparison stats are stated below.

Comparison Stats

The physical look of both Kia models differs from each other. The Kia K5 boasts more length, more width, and lower ground clearance than the Kia Optima; more length and more width mean more spacious accommodation in the cabin of the K5 than the Kia Optima can boast of. It does not stop here; there are other differences that you can easily spot, even under the hood.

Front-Wheel Drive is the default drivetrain for both models but when it comes to choice and an alternative to be had in terms of engine availability, the Kia K5 can come with an All-Wheel Drive drivetrain. Going forward to the powertrain, the K5 has a four-cylinder engine as its default engine providing 180horsepower of strength, and a 2.5L turbocharged engine providing 290horsepower of strength as its alternative; any of these engines are mated with 8-speed automatic transmission. The Optima has a default engine which is a four-cylinder engine as well and it produces 5hp more than the K5’s 180horsepower of strength; alternatively, you can choose to have your Optima come with a 6-speed automatic transmission 2.0L turbocharged engine providing 245 horsepower of strength.

New technology features to show the evolution of this mid-size sedan brings Remote Start and Climate with Smart Key, a 10.25” touchscreen, and wireless charging capability into the picture. There is also UVO Connected Routing which was designed to help you through traffic at peak and off-peak times, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration for max entertainment, and a community of Driver Assistance technology - Safe Exit Assist (SEA) technology, Smart Cruise with Highway Drive Assist technology, Junction Turning Accident Avoidance technology, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCAA) technology and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist technology - to keep you safe.

For its improvements, the 2020 Kia K5 price starts just at $100 more than the outgoing Kia Optima. While this could be surprising to you, it means that you will get over-the-top value for your dollar.

You can get the 2021 Kia K5 from our dealership at 3875 N 89th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 or call us at 480-454-8363 Shop now or come for a test drive from Monday through Saturday (8 am - 9 pm) and Sunday (10 am - 6 pm).