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2021 Kia K5 aces crash tests, earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2021 Kia K5 mid-size sedan earned top crash-test ratings from both the NHTSA and the IIHS, and the insurance-industry funded IIHS gave it highest honors with a Top Safety Pick+ award. The redesigned sedan formerly known as the Optima earned five stars in the NHTSA's test cycle despite a...Read More»

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Review update: 2021 Kia K5 takes trendy style to the mainstream

What is that thing? That’s the biggest question the general public has with Kia’s latest mid-size sedan. Formerly known as the Kia Optima, the 2021 Kia K5 was redesigned with a fast roofline and trendy LED lighting that helps it stand out among other mid-size sedans. The 2021 Kia K5 has...Read More»

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Kia K5: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee

There's a new name on our list of possible Best Car To Buy winners. The 2021 Kia K5 replaced the Optima this year, and while we'll take a real name over alphanumeric badges any day, the K5 neatly erases the Optima from our memory banks and fills the void with feel-good family-car vibes. Wider...Read More»

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2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata: Compare Cars

The 2021 Kia K5 wears a new badge like it’s the first day on the job at Best Buy. The four-door family sedan’s an upgrade from the former Optima, Kia tells us. It looks the part, but is it different enough to put its kith and kin, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, in its rearview mirror? If you...Read More»

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2021 Kia K5 first drive: Name games dilute a fine follow-up act

The sedan formerly known as the Kia Optima gets a new look this year, but the change hardly stops at the body. It gets a new name too. The question we still have, after hundreds of miles spent in it—is the mid-size 2021 Kia K5 different enough to earn the new K5 badge? The Optima and K5 have...Read More»