2023 Kia K5 | Memphis, TN 

Introduced in 2021 as the replacement for the outgoing Optima, the Kia K5 is a sportier sedan that turns heads and offers a wealth of advanced technology.

The 2023 Kia K5 is available at five trim levels: LXS FWD, GT-Line FWD, GT-Line AWD, EX, and GT.


The sharp exterior of the new Kia K5 can be painted in a host of sophisticated colors like Everlasting Silver, Passion Red Tint Coat, Ebony Black, and Sapphire Blue. In the front is a Hyper Silver front grille flanked by angular multi-reflector headlights, which can be upgraded to LED projector headlights for increased visibility. The standard 16-inch alloy wheels are appealing, but you can also opt for larger 18- or 19-inch wheels with Gloss Black or Gray Machined finishes. The ultimate sporty appeal arrives with the K5 GT, which adds a quad-tip dual exhaust that roars as you tear down the highway.

When it comes to function, you'll find heated, power-adjustable side view mirrors as standard with the option for a power-folding capability on higher trims.


Across four of the five 2023 K5 models is the same turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine works with an eight-speed automatic transmission to get up to 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.[1] However, the top GT trim boasts a larger 2.5-liter turbo that generates an exhilarating 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. With the wet type eight-speed automatic and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, you can expect to get up to 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.[1]

All K5 models come with a Drive Mode Select system that lets you choose between ECO, SPORT, SPORT+ (with Launch Control), COMFORT, SMART, and CUSTOM settings. The GT-Line AWD model, of course, adds all-wheel drive and a separate SNOW mode for added stability and traction.


The cabin of the new Kia K5 is replete with comfortable and convenient features. For starters, all models come with remote start and dual-zone climate control. Cloth seats are the standard, but that switches out to a combination of cloth and SynTex (synthetic leather) or full SynTex seats on certain trims. The GT model adds sport bolster front seats to keep you secure on thrilling drives. For the ultimate in comfort, opt for the GT-Line FWD model and above, which come with a 10-way power driver's seat with two-way power lumbar adjustment. Other features that become available throughout the K5 lineup include heated and ventilated front seats, a memory driver's seat, a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, and wood graphic trim.


Of course, the interior of the 2023 Kia K5 is also filled with smart tech to make life easier and more enjoyable. The standard 8-inch touch-screen display on the base trim connect seamlessly with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ so you can use your favorite compatible apps on the go. You can also connect your devices via Bluetooth® or via the USB data port in the front console. Other standard tech includes voice recognition, a six-speaker audio system, a front USB charging port, and two second-row USB charging ports.

Once you get past the base model, you'll find a larger 10.25-inch touch-screen display with navigation and Kia Connect remote connectivity. These models also come with SiriusXM® satellite radio and a wireless phone charger for added convenience. An available Bose® premium audio system with 12 speakers is available on the EX and GT trims, offering exceptional sound quality.


The new Kia K5 comes with a suite of standard and available safety tech to help you on your drives. Standard tech includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Driver Attention Warning with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, a rear view monitor, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, Rear Occupant Alert, and Safe Exit Assist. If that wasn't enough, you'll find even more safety technology on higher trims, with helpful systems like Highway Driving Assist, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control, a Surround View Monitor, and parking assistance.

The best way to experience the 2023 Kia K5 is by getting behind the wheel. Contact our team or visit us at Gossett Kia South in Memphis, Tennessee, to learn more!

[1] EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

2022 Kia K5 | Memphis, TN

2022 Kia K5 | Gossett Kia South | Memphis, TN  

Have you looked at the latest sedans here at Gossett Kia South? You'll find an array of new Kia models to finance or lease - including the 2022 Kia K5. Serving as a replacement for the Kia Optima in the automaker's lineup, the K5 midsize sedan aims to provide a much sportier, more enjoyable ride for drivers in Memphis, Tennessee. Here's a look at what makes this sedan such a trendy option among young drivers like you.

A thrill to drive

One of the highlights of the K5 is under its hood: a 1.6-liter Turbo engine that produces 180 horsepower. This motor provides the peppy power needed for pleasant cruises throughout downtown Memphis. 

The 2022 K5 offers its peak performance on the GT version. It's equipped with a bigger 2.5-liter Turbo engine that boosts horsepower to 290 and torque to 311 lb-ft - the best in its class. The quick-shift eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with wet clutch keeps acceleration smooth and robust so there isn't any lag. Use the drive mode selector to squeeze out even more sportiness from the K5, or loosen the responsiveness a bit for casual cruises. Plus, the K5 GT has the widest suspension in its class.

The K5 offers an advanced all-wheel drive system for better traction and control on Tennessee's slippery streets. AWD is an uncommon offering on sedans, so this is another way that the K5 makes driving more fun and safe for commuters in Memphis.

High-tech features

Today's trend-conscious drivers want the best features on the market to keep them connected. That's why the Kia K5 offers an abundance of available tech upgrades for drivers in Memphis. 

The biggest touch screen offered on the K5 is an elongated 10.25-inch monitor that stretches across the dashboard, providing clear visibility to its navigation maps. Sync your phone to the screen and access its apps using Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ integration so you can play your music through the available Bose® Premium Surround Sound system with its 12 speakers. 

Keep your phone's battery charged while you access it by using the optional wireless charging pad. If you prefer to use a cord, you'll find up to five USB ports mounted throughout the K5's cabin. 

Make accessing and monitoring your vehicle easier in Memphis with UVO link connectivity. This app lets you connect your personal device to your Kia K5 so you can start the engine, blast the air conditioning, and locate where you parked just by tapping on your phone. 

Assistance behind the wheel

The K5 wants to give you a helping hand when you're driving to keep you safer on the road. Through the tools included in the Kia Drive Wise safety suite, you'll have more awareness and responsiveness to what's around you.

This available package of assistive systems includes navigation-based Smart Cruise Control with Highway Driving Assist, Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance, Junction Turning Accident Avoidance, and a Parking Distance Warning for obstructions ahead of and behind you. 

A luxurious ride

You don't have to pay extra money for a model with a high-end badge on it to drive a luxurious, opulent sedan here in Memphis. The 2022 K5 provides an array of premium upgrades at a price tag that's well below high-end. Heated and ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof, and high-quality interior trim elevate your ride - even when you're stuck in traffic. 

Personalize your K5's interior by choosing the seat trim you like most. The SynTex material is popular because its leather-like feel is more affordable and humane than real leather upholstery. Plus, you can order it in uncommon colors like red, chestnut brown, and ash blue. 

Ready to make your daily drive more exciting? Get behind the wheel of the 2022 Kia K5 at Gossett Kia South with a test drive. We'll be glad to show you all the K5 has to offer.


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