When introducing the Kia model lineup for 2021, the brand decided to overhaul the Kia Optima. Once announcements were made, Kia enthusiasts were ecstatic to find the Kia K5, a redesigned midsize sedan for the brand.
Armed to the tooth with the latest Kia technology, the 2021 Kia K5 makes for an exciting yet comfortable ride. But when compared to other models – such as the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI – how does it fare against other performance models? Auffenberg Kia looks into both models below:
2021 Kia K5
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Seen in the table above, the 2021 Kia K5 can offer impressive performance compared to the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Every Kia K5 comes with the 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged engine, which produces 180 horsepower and 195 ft-lbs of torque. However, GT trim levels can receive the impressive 2.5-liter option with its staggering 290 horsepower. Plus, those looking for additional traction on the road can find All-Weather Drive capabilities. The LXS and GT-Line trims provide the option, which comes with a 10-Way Power Driver’s Seat and Heated Front Seats among other offerings.
One major point within the 2021 Kia K5 is in its high-tech and comfortable interior. For its interior upholstery, those interested can find the model with either basic cloth seating or the unique SynTex seating material. A Sport steering wheel can also be heated, though the main draw comes in the Heated and Ventilated Front Seating. Beyond the high-quality interior, the following features can be found in the model:
Those in the Cape Girardeau, MO area looking to find a performance-like sedan with plenty of modern technology can find it in the 2021 Kia K5. To find select trim levels on the newly-redesigned model, be sure to stop into Auffenberg Kia today.