Family sedans aren’t seen as the most luxurious of all vehicles. However, Kia is one to challenge such conventions with the new 2022 Kia K5. It comes with a load of standard features, a respectable set of infotainment options, and a powertrain that’s souped-up and ready to roar. There are some issues to take note of when it comes to ergonomics and how the tires get overpowered, but overall, we feel that it’s a solid choice all-around. Whether it’s for family driving or your usage, you’ll find the K5 to be just exactly what you’re looking for. This 2022 Kia K5 review will look into the specs and features that make it such an impressive option for this year’s roster of family sedans.
As with all the newly released models from Kia, the K5 comes with the brand’s new logo. Some other updates involve the inclusion of USB charging ports on the LXS and the inclusion of an AWD model on the GT-Line models. Infotainment systems on the GT-Line have also seen an update with the addition of a 10.3-inch touchscreen and even wireless phone charging on the FWD models. Lastly, we’ve seen the premium GT and EX models receive a Surround View Monitor alongside power-folding side mirrors and parking assistive sensors.
Drivers will have a lot of budget options when they glance over the various 2022 Kia K5 price points. With 7 different trim levels made available, there’s a mix and match of features that’s sure to fit anyone’s needs. We’d suggest starting at the LXS line because the base model LX is a bit too bare-bones for us when it comes to standard features. There’s a total of 6 different colorways that make up the roster of 2022 Kia K5 colors. However, the option to choose from the whole selection is only available on the K5 EX model. Some examples include Sapphire Blue, Ebony Black, and Everlasting Silver. Below are the different MSRPs of the 2022 Kia K5 and its trim levels:
|2022 Kia K5 LX||$23,790*|
|2022 Kia K5 LXS (FWD)||$24,790*|
|2022 Kia K5 LXS (AWD)||$26,590*|
|2022 Kia K5 GT-LINE (FWD)||$26,190*|
|2022 Kia K5 GT-LINE (AWD)||$27,790*|
|2022 Kia K5 EX||$28,690*|
|2022 Kia K5 GT||$31,190*|
Looking for a lightweight mode of payment for your new Kia K5? Then you might want to head over to Kia’s online page for leasing deals and financing options. You’ll find the 2022 Kia K5 lease price there alongside a list of preferred car dealers that you can choose from. Make sure to read through it so that you’ll get the most value out of your purchase!
The 2022 Kia K5 specs sheet shows that all models use a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-Cylinder engine that’s capable of 180 horsepower and a torque output of 195 pounds-feet. This is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and the choice between a front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrain setup. The GT model gets an 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission for added responsiveness and performance along with GT Brake Calipers.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
With so many trim levels and the choice of either a front-wheel or an all-wheel drivetrain, each model of the Kia K5 has its differences when it comes to fuel efficiency. The EPA has already released its estimated MPG scores for all trim levels of the K5 and we’re seeing a decent set of scores all across the board. The AWD models seem to score similarly to other AWD models on the market right now. Below are the MPG scores of the different trim levels of the 2022 Kia K5:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Kia K5 LX||29||38||32|
|2022 Kia K5 LXS (FWD)||27||37||31|
|2022 Kia K5 LXS (AWD)||25||33||28|
|2022 Kia K5 GT-LINE (FWD)||27||37||31|
|2022 Kia K5 GT-LINE (AWD)||25||33||28|
|2022 Kia K5 EX||27||37||31|
|2022 Kia K5 GT||24||32||27|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Kia’s bold decision to change its design philosophies has definitely given us something to marvel at when it comes to the 2022 Kia K5 interior. It’s got amazing material work with wood elements worked into the design. Cloth and Syntex are used for seat covers across the line with the GT model getting Sport Bolster Front Seats. The whole interior feels like it’s punching above its price tag, something we love to see on any car. For passenger capacity, the Kia K5 can hold 5 passengers within 105.3 cubic feet of space. Cargo capacity is around 16.0 cubic feet which should be enough for smaller outings or families that travel lightly.
The infotainment system on the Kia K5 starts with an 8.0-inch touchscreen which is upgraded to a 10.25-inch one on the GT-Line and other models. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality are both standard on the Kia K5 alongside Bluetooth features for hands-free phone usage and media streaming. A set of USB Charging Ports are on the front and rear consoles while the EX and GT get Wireless Charging Pads along with them. The standard sound system of the K5 is a 6-speaker AM/FM/HD Radio setup which is switched out for a 12-speaker Audio System sourced from Bose.
The 2022 Kia K5 has scored a glowing 5-star review from the NHTSA for overall car safety. Drivers and passengers alike are kept safe through a selection of safety and driver-assistive features which are either standard or optional depending on your chosen 2022 Kia K5 configurations. Some features which are standard across the lineup include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assists, Lane Keeping/Following Assists, a Rear Occupant Alert, and Stability/Traction Control Systems. Should you choose to opt for more premium variants of the Kia K5, it’s possible to have your car fitted with a Surround View Monitor and a Parking Distance Warning for both Forward and Reverse.
If you’re looking for a manufacturer that gives out some of the best warranty coverage plans around, then Kia might just be the brand for you. They offer a limited warranty that spans 5 years or the first 60,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is their powertrain warranty which lasts 10 years with a mileage limit of 100,000 miles driven. Although these terms are quite generous when compared to other automakers, the company has yet to offer any perk regarding complimentary scheduled maintenance.