2023 Kia K5 GT Engine Specs

2023 Kia K5


The GT is the top trim level of the Kia K5 midsize sedan, and it offers plenty that’s not available anywhere else in the lineup—like an upgraded 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, a sport-tuned suspension, and unique design elements inside and out. If you’re still deciding which Kia sedan or coupe to bring home to Corona, read on! Riverside Kia covers what you should know about the K5 GT before you buy.



Is the Kia K5 GT Right for You?

So, who should choose the ​​Kia K5 GT? Horsepower for this trim tops out at 290, which is more than you’ll get from nearly any rival in the segment, and especially impressive at its accessible price point. You should choose the GT if you’re shopping for a budget-friendly high-performance sedan, and you don’t mind a few missing luxury amenities.

The GT starts at $31,690 MSRP. Kia keeps the price low by nixing features that were included on the previous EX trim, including ventilated front seats and several driver-assistance aids. If you don’t mind paying more, you can add the lost features back on with the optional GT1 Package for $4,200.

2023 Kia K5 GT Horsepower, Torque, & More

Let’s take a look at the specs. Once again, this is the most Kia K5 GT horsepower you can get anywhere in the trim lineup. You’ll also get big numbers for torque and surprisingly good fuel economy numbers (up to 32 mpg on the highway!) Take a look:

  • Standard engine – Turbo 2.5L 4-cylinder
  • Maximum Kia K5 GT horsepower – 290 hp @ 5,800 rpm
  • Maximum torque – 311 lb-ft @ 1,650-4,000 rpm
  • Transmission – Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic (wet type)
  • EPA Estimated MPG – 24/32/27 City/Highway/Combined

Other High-Performance Features

The GT is a high-performance vehicle through and through, offering upgrades that go well beyond the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. These features will have you carving up Fontana roads in no time:

  • Sport Tuned Suspension
  • 19-inch Alloy Wheels with Pirelli® P-ZERO™ All-Season Tires
  • Independent, Multi-link, Stabilizer Bar
  • 13.6-inch Front Ventilated Brake Discs
  • GT Brake Calipers

Sporty Interior Features & Design

You’ll know it’s a GT from the second you see it! Interior and exterior design elements reference the trim-exclusive 2.5L 4-cylinder engine:

  • GT Sport Design
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters
  • GT Leather-Wrapped Flat-Bottom Sport Steering Wheel
  • Heated GT Sport Bolstered Front Seats

Experience the Kia K5 GT Horsepower for Yourself at Riverside Kia

Stop by our showroom in Riverside to see what the GT can do out on the road! Still doing research? Compare the K5 to other Kia sedans like the Forte or an affordable pre-owned Optima. We’re just down the road from San Bernardino, so stop by today to get started.


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