2023 Kia K5 Engine Options

The 2023 Kia K5 is a mid-size sedan manufactured by Kia Motors. The K5 was originally introduced for the 2001 model year as the Kia Optima. The Kia Optima was rebranded as the K5 in 2019. The Kia K5 is currently in its fourth generation and is assembled in West Point, Georgia. The Kia K5 competes with other mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord. In this article we will explore the engine options available on the 2023 Kia K5.

What engines are available on the 2023 Kia K5?

The 2023 Kia K5 comes in two available engine options: a 1.6L Turbo and a 2.5L Turbo. 

Turbocharged 1.6L 4-Cylinder Engine

First up is the 1.6L Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This engine gets up to 180 max horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with an 8 speed automatic transmission and comes with Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) or All-Wheel Drive (AWD). The 1.6L Turbo offers excellent fuel economy as it gets up to an EPA-estimated 37 highway MPG.

Turbocharged 2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine

The other engine available on the 2023 K5 is a 2.5L Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This engine offers a more powerful 290 max horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5L engine is only available on the GT trim level. This engine is paired with an 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. Fuel economy decreases with the more powerful engine but still gets an estimated 32 highway MPG. 

K5 Engine Chart

Engine Type Horsepower Torque (lb-ft) Highway MPG
1.6L Turbo Engine 180 195 37
2.5L Turbo Engine 290 311 32

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