Drivers in Lexington, Frankfort, and Nicholasville looking for an accommodating midsize Kia are certainly on the right track if they're interested in finding out what the Kia K5 and the Kia Optima can do. The team at Car Town Kia has placed both these Kia vehicles side by side to help you gain a good understanding of what each one has to offer. We'll be taking a look at the all-important areas of convenience, comfort, and performance. Continue reading to get started, and contact us with any questions.

Kia K5 vs Kia Optima: Comparing Conveniences

Both these models supply you with the kind of features that will successfully enhance your overall driving experience. For example, the K5 and the Optima come standard with 8-inch touch-screens that make it possible for you to adjust the controls quickly and easily. The K5 helps out even more in this area via its available 10.25-inch touch-screen. With this feature at your fingertips, you'll likely find it even easier to devote the proper amount of attention toward the drive itself.

SiriusXM® Satellite Radio is available in both these models as well. No matter what your interests might be, you're bound to find the right channels to keep you informed and entertained.  

The Interior Comfort Spotlight

Whether you're running errands with the family or participating in the carpool to the office, you'll want the Kia car you choose to have plenty of space for you and your passengers. Take a look at the table below to see how the Kia K5 and the Kia Optima fare in this area:




Shoulder Room


Hip Room




Kia K5

40.2 inches/

37.8 inches

58 inches/

56.1 inches

56.6 inches/

56.6 inches

46.1 inches/

35.2 inches

Kia Optima

39.8 inches/

37.8 inches

58.1 inches/

56.4 inches

56 inches/

56 inches

45.5 inches/

35.6 inches


No matter where you and your passengers are seated inside the K5 or the Optima, all of you can look forward to enjoying an abundance of personal space.

Performance Capabilities for the Kia K5 vs Kia Optima

The Kia K5 and the Optima also have you covered when it comes to taking on whatever challenges might arise while you're on the road. The K5 has an output that ranges from 180 horsepower to 290 horsepower, and the Optima offers 178 horsepower to 245 horsepower. That means, you can count on both models having what it takes to hold their own wherever the road leads.

Kia K5 vs Kia Optima: Schedule Your Test Drive Today

As you can see, both the K5 and the Optima are poised to make some valuable contributions to your Nicholasville, Lexington, and Frankfort area commutes. You can get a closer look at each one by contacting the team at Car Town Kia to set up a convenient day and time to take them for a test drive.

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