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2022 Kia K5 Gets a Tiny Price Bump – Most Expensive Starts at $31,090

If you're in the market for a brand-new midsize sedan, chances are the 2022 Kia K5 is on your list of top picks. Thankfully, the brand-new 2022 model doesn't get a massive price increase for the new model year. In fact, the base trim level will only cost you $100 more than it did last year.

If you’re in the market for a brand-new midsize sedan, chances are the 2022 Kia K5 is on your list of top picks. Since its arrival, this Kia sedan has impressed with its looks, value offerings, and driving characteristics. Since the 2021 model is nearing the end of its run, the Korean carmaker has announced official pricing for the upcoming 2022 version.

According to Kia’s latest press release, there’s good news from a price perspective. That’s because the base price of this well-liked sedan grew by just $100. To help you in your search, we’ll be breaking down exactly how much this sedan and all of its trim levels will cost you. Before we dive in, it’s worth noting that these prices don’t account for additional fees, just the official base price.

How much does the 2022 Kia K5 cost?

As you might imagine, the 2022 Kia K5 offers a variety of trim levels ranging from the entry-level LX with front-wheel drive to the GT with front-wheel drive. However, from a powertrain perspective, you’ve got just two engines on offer. The first is a naturally-aspirated 1.6-liter four-cylinder pushing out 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The second is a larger 2.5-liter turbocharged engine offering up 295 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque.

In terms of standard equipment, you get safety systems such as driver attention warning, forward collision avoidance assist, lane-keeping assist, and lane following assist. If you want more safety, blind-spot collision avoidance assist and rear cross-traffic avoidance assist are available as standard on higher trim levels.

1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T
1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T

1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T
1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T
1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T
1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T
2.5T GDI 1-4 – 8 DCT

One thing that stands out is that the difference between trim levels isn’t massively expensive. As a result, opting for your favorite features won’t break the bank. However, if you want that large engine option, you’ll be forced into the highest trim level available.

Is the 2021 model the better buy?

With the 2022 Kia K5 scheduled to hit dealerships relatively soon, it might be the best time to get a good deal on the outgoing 2021 model. In fact, CarsDirect reports that the Korean carmaker is currently offering up a couple of different deals for this midsize sedan.

The first is a lease deal on the LXS trim level with front-wheel drive. With $2,999 due at signing on a 36-month lease, expect to pay around $199 per month.

If you prefer to finance your daily driver, CarsDirect reports that you can currently finance a K5 for 66 months interest-free. As you might imagine, the carmaker hasn’t announced official deals for the 2022 model.

Is the 2022 Kia K5 a good car?


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If you’re seriously considering a 2022 Kia K5, Consumer Reports has good news about your potential new ride. That’s because the outgoing model scored particularly well with consumers. In fact, Consumer Reports gave the K5 a very good score during its road test. Additionally, this sedan carries a high predicted owner satisfaction score. As a result, this Kia is on your radar for a good reason.