Exterior view of a blue 2021 Kia K5, a silver 2020 Kia Optima, and a red 2020 Kia Stinger

How Does the 2021 Kia K5 Stack Up Against the 2020 Kia Optima and 2020 Kia Stinger?

2021 Kia K5 vs 2020 Kia Optima and 2020 Kia Stinger

The 2021 Kia K5 has been available here at Kia of Irvine for a while now and many customers are asking us how the newest addition to the Kia sedan lineup stacks up to the two other most popular Kia sedans—the 2020 Kia Optima and the 2020 Kia Stinger. Join the staff here at Kia of Irvine today as we explore how the 2021 Kia K5 stacks up to the 2020 Kia Optima and 2020 Kia Stinger in performance output!

Engine Performance: 2021 Kia K5 vs 2020 Kia Optima and 2020 Kia Stinger

The 2021 Kia K5 offers two engine options for customers to choose from. These engines include a 1.6L turbo I-4 engine and a 2.5L turbo I-4 engine. The 1.6L turbo generates 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.5L turbo engine can achieve 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque.

In comparison, the 2020 Kia Optima offers three engine options including a 2.4l I-4 engine, a 1.6L turbo I-4 engine, and a 2.0L turbo I-4 engine. Meanwhile, the 2020 Kia Stinger offers two engine options that include a 2.0L twin-turbo I-4 engine and a 3.3L twin-turbo V6 engine. The specs for these engine options are highlighted below.

2020 Kia Optima

2.4L I-4 Engine: 185 Horsepower and 178 LB-FT of Torque
1.6L Turbo I-4 Engine: 178 Horsepower and 195 LB-FT of Torque
2.0L Turbo I-4 Engine: 245 Horsepower and 260 LB-FT of Torque

2020 Kia Stinger

2.0L Turbo I-4 Engine: 255 Horsepower and 260 LB-FT of Torque
2.0L Turbo V6 Engine: 365 Horsepower and 376 LB-FT of Torque

As you can see, the 2021 Kia K5 performance specifications sit right in between the performance specifications offered by the 2020 Kia Optima and the 2020 Kia Stinger. Visit us at Kia of Irvine to explore all three of these terrific Kia sedan models for yourself today!


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