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2022 Kia K5 Trim Levels and Standard Features

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2022 Kia K5 Trim Levels and Standard Features Explained: The 2022 Kia K5 is available in five main trim levels: LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT. This will be a trim levels and standard features review of the 2022 K5 sedan.

The 2022 Kia K5 is a mid-range sedan that is currently one of the most desirable vehicles on the road. The K5 wowed with its stylish appearance and comfy and quiet interior when it arrived last year as a successor for the Kia Optima. The K5’s appeal is bolstered by Kia’s strong guarantee and a broad list of basic and extra equipment for the money.

The K5 has a sporty, quality feel that most competitors lack. The Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry are all familiar options. Then there’s the Hyundai Sonata, which shares many of the same technical characteristics as the K5. Nonetheless, the K5 has a slight advantage over the competition.

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2022 Kia K5 Trim Levels

The LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT trim levels are all available on the 2022 Kia K5. The LXS and GT-Line come standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive (AWD) as an option.

The 2022 Kia K5’s base grade is powered by a 1.6-Liter Turbo 4-Cylinder engine. This engine produces 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The Kia K5’s engine output is transferred to the wheels by an eight-speed automatic transmission system in 2022.

The 2022 Kia K5 GT trim, on the other hand, comes with a special 2.5-liter engine that produces 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft torque. The vehicle’s engine power is routed to the front wheels using an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The GT trim level of the K5 range has a top speed of 60 miles per hour in 5.4 seconds. When it comes to fuel efficiency, the 2022 Kia K5 does not fail in any way. The automobile can get up to 29/38/32 MPG city/highway/combined when driven properly and serviced on time.

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2022 Kia K5 Standard Features

2022 k5 trim levels
On the GT-Line, EX, and GT trims, the eye-catching K5 receives new Kia badging as well as convenience features like Surround View Monitor, additional wireless chargers, and standard navigation for 2022. In its second year, the K5 offers a new GT-Line AWD Premium package that includes a panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, LED projection headlights, and additional driver assistance features like Highway Driving Assist and Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve, all of which are designed to free the spirit of the everyday driver.

Now, let’s go over the MSRP, standard features, and available packages for the 2022 Kia K5 models starting with the base model LX, which has a starting MSRP of $23,790. Here’s what you get. Standard and optional feature highlights include:

LX – $23,790

2022 k5 lx sedan

The LX trim level is equipped with a plethora of appealing features, including the following:

  • 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine w/ 180 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of Torque
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • LED Multi-Reflector Headlights
  • Cloth Seats
  • 6-Way Adjustable Driver and Passenger Seats
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
  • 8.0-inch Touchscreen Display w/ Rear Camera
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • USB Multimedia and Charging Port (Front-row)
  • 6 Speaker Audio System

All K5s also come standard with Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology which includes:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist-Ped
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • High Beam Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert

LXS FWD – $24,790

2022 kia k5 LXS FWD

The LXS FWD is a step up from the base model LX and has a starting MSRP of $24,790. It includes the following features at a very reasonable price:

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology, Multi-Device Connectivity
  • Split-folding Rear Seats w/ Center Armrest
  • Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start & Remote Start
  • 2nd-Row USB charge ports
  • Smart Trunk
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Safe Exit Assist

LXS AWD – $26,590

2022 k5 sedan LXS AWD

The LXS is available with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) and has an MSRP of $26,590. It goes on to say:

  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/ Electronically Controlled Transfer Case
  • Drive Mode Select w/ “Snow Mode”
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels, Gray Machine Finish
  • Leather Wrapped Heated Steering Wheel

GT-Line FWD – $26,190

gt-line fwd

In comparison to the LXS, the GT-Line FWD starts at $26,190 and includes the following features:

  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels, Gloss Black Machine Finish
  • GT-Line Sport Grill, Bumpers, and Gloss Black Rear Spoiler
  • GT-Line Cloth & SynTex Seat Trim
  • Leather Wrapped D-Shaped Steering Wheel
  • LED Multi-Reflector Headlights, Fog Lights, Rear Lights
  • 10-way Power Driver’s Seat includes 2-way lumbar support
  • 10.25-inch Touchscreen w/ Navigation, Kia Connect, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Rear Camera with Dynamic Parking Guidance
  • Wireless Phone Charger

The GT-Line FWD is available with the GT-Line Premium package:

  • Full LED Projector Headlights
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • LED Interior and Map Lighting
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control
  • Enhanced Drive Wise features

GT-Line AWD – $27,790

kia k5 gt-line awd

Like the LXS, you can get the GT-Line in an AWD setup. Starting MSRP, $27,790.  Of course, this gets you the All-Wheel Drive w/ Electronically Controlled Transfer Case, but you also get:

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel

The GT-Line AWD is available with the same GT-Line Premium Package as the FWD.

EX – $28,690

2022 k5 ex

The EX is the model that sits above the GT-Line AWD and has a starting MSRP of $28,690. The EX does away with the sporty appearance of the GT-Line, but it does so while adding a touch of luxury with:

  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels, Gray Machine Finish
  • Panoramic Sunroof w/ LED Interior Lighting
  • SynTex Seating Material
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • 10-Way Power Driver’s Seat
  • Rear Air Vents

The available EX Premium package comes with:

  • 12 Speaker Bose Premium Audio System
  • Active Sound Design
  • 10-way Power-Adjustable Passenger’s Seat includes 2-way Lumbar Support
  • Driver’s Seat Integrated Memory System
  • LED Rear Combination Lamp
  • Mirror-Mounted LED Turn Signal Indicators
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Enhanced Drive Wise Features
  • Power-Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Surround View Monitor
  • One-Touch Auto Up/Down Power Rear Windows

GT – $31,190

2022 kia k5 gt

The GT version of the 2022 Kia K5 is the top-of-the-line model. The GT starts at $31,190, which is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. The GT, which is designed for performance, is equipped in a similar manner to the EX. It also has the following features:

  • 2.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder w/ 290 hp and 311 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters
  • 19-inch Alloy Wheels w/ Pirelli P-ZERO All-Season Tires
  • GT Sport Design with Sport Tuned Suspension
  • Panoramic Sunroof w/ LED Interior Lighting
  • Sport Front Bucket Seats w/Simulated Leather
  • 10-Way Power Driver’s Seat
  • Heated Front Seats

The GT’s optional GT-1 package largely gets you the features from the EX Premium package.

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