2024 Chicago Auto Show: Here's the 2025 Kia K5

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

The presence of the 2025 Kia K5 at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show is a reminder that the K5 still exists.


The new year brings 11 more horsepower as a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder replaces the 1.6-liter turbo. The GT trim continues to use a turbocharged 2.5 that puts out 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque.

All-wheel drive is available on the GT-Line.

The 2.5 puts out 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque and mates to an eight-speed automatic while the turbo 2.5 mates to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic.

There are more standard features now, including a heated steering wheel and Bose audio.

Updates also include a new front fascia, new instrument display, curved dash, Kia's newest infotainment system, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Other key available features include a digital key, panoramic sunroof, LED interior lighting, navigation-based smart cruise control, 360-degree camera, blind-spot monitoring, and wireless charging.

[Images: Kia]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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