Exterior view of a red 2021 Kia K5

What Level of Performance Output is Offered by the 2021 Kia K5 Engine Options?

2021 Kia K5 Engine Options

Are you interested in learning more about the newest vehicle added to the Kia vehicle lineup—the 2021 Kia K5? If so, then you have come to the right place! The 2021 Kia K5 is now available in the inventory here at Kia of Irvine and our staff is more than willing to answer any questions that you might have about this terrific performance sedan! Today, we will be taking a closer look at the performance output that the 2021 Kia K5 and its two terrific engine options are able to offer!

2021 Kia K5 1.6L Turbo I-4 Engine

The primary engine option found on the 2021 Kia K5 is a 1.6L turbo 4-cylinder engine. This is the only engine option that was available with the 2021 Kia K5 when it first arrived at dealerships. The 1.6L turbo engine is able to deliver a performance output of 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The FWD versions of the 2021 Kia K5 achieve fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway with this engine. However, these fuel economy ratings are reduced when the engine is paired with AWD, offering 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The 2021 Kia K5 LX, LXS, GT-Line, and EX trim levels all come standard with the 1.6L turbo engine.

Exterior view of the front of a white 2021 Kia K5
Exterior view of the rear of a blue 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia K5 2.5L Turbo I-4 Engine

The 2021 Kia K5 secondary engine option is a 2.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine that was not available during the initial release of the performance sedan. As a result, its fuel economy ratings have yet to be formally tested and released. However, the engine options performance specifications are available, and they are quite impressive. The 2.5L turbo engine is able to generate 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. This engine option is only available on the 2021 Kia K5 GT trim level.

If you would like to learn more about the 2021 Kia K5 engine options or when the fuel economy ratings for the secondary engine are expected to be announced, then you should contact our staff here at Kia of Irvine for more information today!


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