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Fans of the Kia brand are keeping their eyes on the K5 GT sports sedan, so it’s only natural to want to learn more about the model instead of purchasing it out of loyalty to the brand. One of the questions drivers will have is about the pricing of a Kia K5, so here’s a look at the specs, features, and safety features that the fully loaded 2023 Kia K5 GT has.

2023 Kia K5 GT performance

Gray and blue 2023 Kia K5 midsize sedan models pictured on an asphalt lot at sunset
2023 Kia K5 models | Kia America

The Kia K5 GT has quad-tip dual exhaust, larger disk brakes with GT brake calipers, and an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 2.5L turbocharged engine produces 290 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. The 19-inch alloy wheels have a gloss back machined finish, and the steering wheel has mounted paddle shifters. There is also a space-saver spare tire for when you need to change a tire. When it rains, you can depend upon the variable intermittent windshield wipers.

What are the interior features of the new K5?

The anticipated 2023 Kia K5 GT is loaded with features, such as a 10.25-inch touchscreen display with Kia Connect, SiriusXM radio, and a navigation system. It also has a smart key with push-button start and remote start, a wireless phone charger, and a power driver’s seat that you can adjust 10 ways. You won’t have to worry about the comfort of the passengers in the back of the car as there are rear AC vents to provide them with the heating and cooling they’ll need. If you need to look for something in your vehicle, you can rely upon LED interior lighting to light your way.

How safe is the K5 midsize sedan?

Whether you’re a parent of a new teen driver, someone with a family, or even if it’s only you, one of the most important factors you’re likely to consider when purchasing a new vehicle is the safety features. One of the more interesting safety features of the Kia K5 is its safe exit system. If you’ve ever had to park on a busy street outside a business, you know the anxiety of opening your car and not knowing if it is safe to exit. Safe Exit Assist detects oncoming traffic and prevents you from opening the door if it senses danger. The K5 also has High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Following, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Blind-Spot Detection.

How much does the 2023 Kia K5 GT cost?

The starting MSRP price for the fully loaded 2023 Kia K5 GT is $31,490 before factoring in additional accessories and add-ons. If you follow the rule of thumb about purchasing or financing a car, your spending limit shouldn’t be more than 35% of your gross annual income.

Purchasing a fully loaded car should be about the balance of needs and wants. While it’s nice to have luxury interior features such as leather seats, it shouldn’t be the only deciding point. The 2023 Kia K5 has both what you want and what you need regarding owning a car.