2021 Kia K5 GT Review – The Almost Performance Sedan

2021 Kia K5 GT Review – The Almost Performance Sedan

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The 2021 Kia K5 GT

The 2021 Kia K5 GT certainly has an aggressive look, but does it have the sporty performance to match? Thomas and James take it out for a spin and put it through the paces. It costs $39k CAD as specced, and puts out a mighty 290 horsepower and 311 pound feet of torque from a 2.5 L four cylinder. Which is actually the exact same engine that can be found inside of Hyundai’s Elantra N Line. But how does it perform when put inside a Kia instead of its Korean counterpart? Thomas and James examine the K5 GT to see just how much car you really get for $39k Canadian. And to see how it stacks up against the competition in its class.

The Affordable FWD Mid-Sized Sedan Category

As Thomas so eloquently describes, the affordable FWD mid-sized sedan category is, well, a category that exists. It has some stiff competition too. Like the surprisingly quick Honda Accord, the visually sharp Mazda 6, and the ever reliable Toyota Camry. The same-engined Hyundai Elantra also fits into this category, giving the KIA K5 GT some work to do in order to deserve your money. It certainly has some aggressive styling and a formidable amount of power. But how does it drive compared to the competition? Watch and find out!

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