White 2020 Kia Optima and blue 2021 Kia K5

Can I Still Buy a Kia Optima?

2021 Kia K5 and Kia Optima Models in Tampa Bay 

As many Kia enthusiasts know, the 2021 Kia K5 took the place of the Kia Optima in the brand’s lineup. After 20 model years on the market, Kia decided it was out with the old and in with the new and brought in the first-ever U.S. K5 model. Since it first joined the Kia lineup, the K5 has been making major news and earning recognition left and right. Some enthusiasts, though, are sad to see the Optima go and are hoping for one last chance at still being able to buy a Kia Optima.  

We currently have 2021 Kia K5 and 2020 Kia Optima models here at Friendly Kia in Tampa Bay. If you have your heart set on a Kia Optima but your eyes are drawing you towards a K5, this guide will help you decide which model is right for you.  

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Buy or Lease a 2021 Kia K5 in New Port Richey 

The 2021 Kia K5 has been impressing everyone lately with its stunt performances and impressive powertrain specs. The luxury-inspired sedan is available to buy or lease here at Friendly Kia and its range of features is just one of the many reasons so many shoppers are looking to make the switch. From the fastback silhouette to the “Heart Beat” DRLs to its tiger face grille, every inch of the K5 exterior exudes style and class. Inside the K5 drivers will find some of the latest technology features, including wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, a 10.25-inch high-resolution touchscreen, a Bose® Premium sound system, and more.  

White 2020 Kia Optima
2020 Kia Optima
Grey 2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia K5 vs 2020 Kia Optima 

For those finding themselves yearning for a long-standing Kia Optima in Tampa Bay but intrigued by the promises of the new 2021 Kia K5, deciding between the two can be difficult. Here’s a quick overview of some of the key differences between the 2021 K5 and the outgoing 2020 Optima.  

2021 Kia K5 vs2020 Kia Optima 
1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine 
180 horsepower | 195 pound-feet of torque Base Power Specs 185 horsepower | 178 pound-feet of torque 
2.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine Available Engine 1.6-liter turbo I-4 engine 
290 horsepower | 311 pound-feet of torque Max. Power Specs 245 horsepower | 260 pound-feet of torque 
Available All-Wheel Drive Not Available 
Available Safe Exit Assist Not Available 
Available Rear Occupant Alert Not Available 
121.3 cubic feet Total Interior Capacity 120.7 cubic feet 
16.0 cubic feet Cargo Area Capacity 15.9 cubic feet 
35.2 inches Rear Legroom 35.6 inches 

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Test Drive a K5 in Tampa Bay Today 

Whether your heart is pulling you towards the 2021 Kia K5 or 2020 Kia Optima, you can visit us at Friendly Kia near Tampa Bay to test drive these two vehicles. When you visit our showroom you are sure to find your fit easily behind the wheel of a new Kia K5 or Optima sedan. Instead of wondering where you can find a new Optima, come see our lineup of in-stock models at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.