The Kia K5 Costs More Than Last Year, Surprising No One

After revealing its full redesign, Kia has announced pricing for the K5 sedan. Given the changes, we’re not surprised to see pricing has risen, if only slightly in the case of most trims. The base model, the K5 LXS starts at $28,145, which is up $1400 from last year’s numbers. The K5 GT-Line is offered in front and all-wheel drive, and sees its own set of price increases- $900 to $29,145 for the FWD model, with the AWD model’s pricing adding $1,600 on top of that, ($30,745) same as before. Buyers can also opt for a $4,400 GT1 package that sounds like it belongs on a 911. In reality, this nets owners the upgraded options standard on EX models like a digital key and ventilated seats.e

There is, however, a big change in pricing for the EX model, in part due to this level of newly standard equipment. Pricing for the K5 EX jumps by a shocking $5,000 to $35,645. Kia says this is because the new model includes a Premium package from last year as standard (that’s the stuff you get on the GT1 pack for the GT). It used to cost $3,600 but has now been figured into the EX’s starting price. It also includes an upgraded Bose sound system, a 360-degree camera, a heated steering wheel, and new front and rear parking sensors that pair with a camera angle showing blind spots in the gauge cluster. It’s a feature that’s been around in Kia and Hyundai models for some time and is worth having. Kia says the latest K5 will hit dealers sometime in Q2.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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