The Kia brand has hit a home run with the 2021 Kia K5, the sedan that took the spot of the outgoing Kia Optima. The sporty and luxurious mid-size sedan is full of high-tech features that earn this Kia a top spot among its class. Shoppers around Tampa Bay looking for an upscale automotive experience for a mass-market price will find their fit comfortably behind the wheel of a new 2021 Kia K5 from Friendly Kia.
The all-new K5 sedan starts off at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $23,490. For an affordable price, local shoppers can add a dash of sporty elegance to their everyday drives. As you consider a new 2021 K5 you may be wondering how it compares to the rest of the automotive competition. This 2021 Kia K5 vs 2021 Acura ILX comparison guide will give you a look at how shoppers can get more bang for their buck with the 2021 K5 than a luxury-level competitor like the Acura ILX.
2021 Kia K5
2021 Acura ILX
|1.6-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine||Base Engine
||2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine
|180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque
||201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque
|2.5-liter turbo engine with 290 horsepower
||Traction Enhancing All-Wheel Drive
||All-Weather Drive Options||Not Available
|8 paint colors
||Exterior Color Options||6 paint colors
|10 years/100,000 miles
||6 years/70,000 miles|
Everything about the Kia brand’s all-new mid-size sedan is elegant and refined. From the high-tech cabin to the sporty curb appeal, the K5 is hitting every mark on shoppers’ lists. When looking at the K5 in comparison to a competitor like the Acura ILX, there is a clear winner every time – the 2021 Kia K5.
The K5 is fitted with a standard 1.6-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine and delivers a respectable 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Tampa Bay drivers looking for an extra bump in power can opt for the 290-horsepower GT model fitted with the performance-ready 2.5-liter turbo engine. The competing 2021 Acura ILX delivers a similar amount of standard horsepower but lacks an alternative engine option. Every member of the ILX lineup is fitted with a 201-horsepower 2.4-liter engine, falling short of the maximum power produced by the K5.
A standard 8-inch touchscreen display comes fitted in the 2021 Kia K5 along with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The rear view camera with dynamic guidelines gives drivers a clear view of the road behind them and remote keyless entry makes getting behind the wheel and on the road quicker than ever. A 10.25-inch touchscreen is available in select K5 models for the tech-focused drivers of Tampa Bay. This larger infotainment center brings in-car navigation and a 12-speaker Bose® Premium Audio System.
The 2021 Kia K5 is available to buy or lease now at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL. For more information on the K5, contact a member of our sales team today.