Is the 2023 Kia K5 out yet?

Is the 2023 Kia K5 out yet?

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Those who end up behind the wheel of the Kia K5 get out making the approving noises you'd want to hear about a mid-sized sedan that's not a Camry or an Accord and that has somehow avoided the axe. The Kia K5 gets hardly any press, though, even from its maker. The out-of-sight, out-of-mind routine works in the K5's favor again, Kia announcing in a very brief press release the few changes coming to the 2023 sedan. The five current trims will be trimmed to four, the base LX model pruned from the tree. That pushes the entry-level price up a few thousand dollars, the LXS the new starting point. Prices for the 2023 K5 after the $1,095 destination fee are:

  • LXS: $26,185
  • GT-Line: $27,585
  • GT-Line (AWD): $29,285
  • EX: $30,085
  • GT: $32,585

The LXS can't be had with all-wheel-drive anymore. That leaves just the GT-Line with the option of turning the rear axle, the rest are front-drivers only. The GT-Line can be optioned with a Panoramic Roof Package that puts a big glass panel over the occupants, plus it adds gloss black exterior trim on the greenhouse outside and ambient lighting inside. Buyers that upgrade to the GT-Line AWD get a heated steering wheel thrown in, too. The GT-Line, EX, and GT come with acoustic glass for the front door windows as standard. That's all for the new model year revisions.

Engine choices hold steady, everything but the GT being pulled by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder making 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The GT earns its badge with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 290 hp and 311 lb-ft that gets shifted through an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

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Is there going to be a 2023 Kia K5?

The 2023 Kia K5 LXS midsize sedan starts at $25,090, plus a $1,095 destination charge. As a midlevel GT-Line model, the Kia K5 starts at $26,490 with FWD, or $28,190 with AWD.

When did the 2023 Kia K5 come out?

The release date for the 2023 Kia K5 is October 2022.

What is new on the 2023 K5?

The 2023 Kia K5 doesn't change much from last year, except for a few trim level and equipment updates. With the base LX model discontinued, the LXS takes its place as the entry point, but it's no longer available with all-wheel drive. The fancier EX trim now boasts acoustic front door glass that combats road noise.

Does 2023 Kia K5 have remote start?

2023 Kia K5: Pricing & Standard Equipment The new base K5 LXS starts at $26,185 and comes with an eight-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, LED headlights, remote start, and rear USB ports.