One of the finest sedans to hit the streets of Amherst, NY, in recent memory is the Kia K5. This sleek sedan replaced the popular Kia Optima in 2021, and it had some big shoes to fill. But it has done so admirably by providing even more style and substance than its predecessor.

This midsize sedan gives drivers loads of standard technology and features. But there are some things only certain trims of the Kia K5 will provide. So, Northtown Kia wants to help you decide which trim level of the Kia K5 works best for you based on the features it provides.

Kia K5 LXS

This is the base, or starter, trim for the Kia K5 lineup. It provides a great baseline for the entire lineup by providing everything a midsize sedan should have, but not all will provide. It comes with cloth upholstery and a 60/40 split-folding second row of seats. Remote and push-button start and proximity keyless entry make starting up the Kia K5 a breeze. Every rider can feel comfortable with the dual-zone automatic climate control blowing through the cabin.

Its standard eight-inch infotainment touchscreen gives drivers wireless Apple and Android integration. You also get Bluetooth wireless technology capable of connecting multiple devices in the cabin. These are features typically found in the upper trims of other sedans. It also comes with a host of safety features, including

  • Forward Collision Warning w. Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Rear Occupant Alert & Safe Exit Assist
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Driver Attention Warning w. Leading Vehicle Departure Alert

When you add it all up, the Kia K5 XLS is a great starting point for drivers seeking tremendous value from their next sedan.

Kia K5 GT-Line

The second trim level in the lineup carries over many features from the XLS. How could it not, with all of those fantastic elements? But it definitely brings its personality to the stage with 18-inch wheels and a more athletic appearance. LED fog lights and taillights ensure your visibility in any conditions around Amherst, NY. It adds sound-reducing glass to the windshield for a more serene drive. This is the first trim with all-wheel drive as a possibility.

It also adds a little tech of its own and some more elements to give you a different experience behind the wheel. For starters, you can enjoy the comfort of a power-adjustable driver's seat and cloth and simulated leather upholstery for a more elegant commute. The touchscreen expands to the 10.25 display with navigation and Kia Connect. The difference here is that t Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now wired instead of wireless like the entry-level trim. You can also upgrade this trim with the GT-Line Premium Package, which includes

  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Brilliant LED projector headlights

The Kia K5 GT-Line is an athletic variation of the sophisticated Kia K5 line. You can also add the Panoramic Sunroof package, which adds the sunroof and LED interior lighting.

Kia K5 EX

At the top of the scales is the K5 EX trim. It goes back to the standard design of the XLS but is more luxurious with its features. It includes SynTex, simulated leather upholstery. The front seats are heated and ventilated to help you adapt to your current conditions. A leather-wrapped steering wheel feels great when the temperature drops in the winter. This level also includes the panoramic sunroof and LED interior lighting, which were optional in the GT-Line trim.

Even more driver-assist and advanced infotainment elements are available in the EX-Premium Package.

  • Forward Parking Sensors
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Surround-View Camera System
  • 12-Spearker Bose sound system

This package also includes features found in the GT-Line Premium Package. So, you know you are getting a whole lot of additional elements for your drive across Amherst, NY.

Kia K5 GT

As its name indicates, this is a performance-driven version of the beautiful Kia K5. It comes decked out with a potent turbocharged 290-horsepower four-cylinder engine, matched with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters mounted onto the steering wheel. It offers a completely different experience.

It also rides on 19-inch wheels with a sport-tuned suspension and upgraded brakes. You become part of the action in the front sports seats. The available GT-1 package gives you the features of the EX Premium package

Your choice of Kia K5 depends on how you like to enjoy driving. Whether it is sporty, luxurious, or just a well-stocked sedan, you can't go wrong. Visit Northtown Kia to explore the right Kia option for your drive.

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