The 2023 Kia K5 GT-Line: Review, Pricing, and Specs

January 11th, 2023 by

Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Kia K5 GT-Line
KIA K5 GT-Line

The all-new 2023 Kia K5 GT-Line is one of the most stylish sedans and most affordable packages on the market that features speed, comfort, and agility on the road. For drivers who enjoy the freedom of a quicker vehicle and modern amenities mixed with a sleek, sophisticated style, the Kia K5 models have much to offer.

In this blog, we’ll talk about the new GT-Line and its relatives – their attributes, advantages, price points, and more – and you’ll see why the Kia K5 GT-Line is one of the coolest 2023 sedans on the road.

Key Features:

Many of the previous year’s model features have been updated and improved upon for increased drivability and driver comfort. The EX and GT-Line, for instance, now have acoustic front door glass that helps mitigate road noise while preserving in-car audio quality.


The standard version comes with a 180-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine governed by an automatic eight-speed transmission. The exterior has heated, power-adjustable side view mirrors, Solar Control Glass on the windshield, front and rear windows, back glass, and partial LED headlights with Auto Headlight Control technology.


The interior looks fantastic, especially when considering the overall affordability of the K5 line – the cabin is accented with alluring wooden trim on the doors and dash. There’s also interior ambient lighting for both the doors and dash, a cool panoramic sunroof, a charging pad with wireless capability, as well as heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats. With plenty of legroom in the back seat and a surprisingly spacious trunk, the K5 can be as practical as it is fun and sporty.


The standard K5 offers an eight inch touchscreen navigation and entertainment dashboard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The GT-Line boasts a slightly larger 10.3-inch touchscreen and can connect two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. There are also a number of menu options for you to customize your display and audio preferences to your ideal settings.

The Kia K5 also comes with Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology which can provide numerous benefits: Driver Attention Warning, Blind Spot Detection Technology, Safe Exit Warning, Lane Keeping & Following Assist Technology, and more. These safety features, among others, help to keep drivers and their precious cargo safe and protected when behind the wheel or on the road.

Fuel Economy and Other Specs

According to the EPA, the Kia K5 can manage 37 mpg (highway) and 27 mpg (city) – with the front-wheel suspension and base four-cylinder engine. All-wheel drive is an option as well, and can provide 33 mpg (highway) and 25 mpg (city). Even the K5 GT offers a respectable 32 mpg (highway) and 24 mpg (city). With a fuel tank capacity of 15.8 gals, that’s a range of approximately 380 miles (city) and 505 miles (highway) on only one tank of gas.

For the GT-Line specifically, an array of attractive bells and whistles justify the marginal cost increase. The K5 GT has 19-inch alloy wheels with a gloss black machined finish and a matching gloss black rear spoiler. The GT version also has a dual-clutch gearbox with quick-shifting capabilities, which is a delight for drivers who prefer the quickness of rapid acceleration.

Pricing & Warranty Information

  • LXS FWD – $25,090 starting MSRP
  • GT-Line FWD – $26,490 starting MSRP
  • GT-Line AWD – $28,190 starting MSRP
  • EX – $28,990 starting MSRP
  • GT – $31,490 starting MSRP

These prices reflect the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price and may differ slightly from the actual pricing at the time of sale. Dealers may also offer special sales or other savings opportunities at the point of sale.

Limited warranties will cover up to five years or 60,000 miles, while the powertrain warranty covers up to 10 years or 100,000 miles – be sure to check with your local dealer about other warranty and coverage options, including scheduled maintenance.


The Kia K5 GT-Line stands out as a true gem among a sea of other four-door sedan offerings. Here’s a brief list of numerous things the Kia K5 GT-Line offers that comparable sedans do not:

  • The 2023 Hyundai Sonata doesn’t have all-wheel drive; the GT-Line has both FWD and AWD options.
  • The GT-Line has a higher-quality interior and better warranty options than the 2022 Volkswagen Passat.
  • The 2023 Audi A3 has worse trunk space and more optional safety features than the GT-Line.
  • While the 2023 Toyota Camry offers comparable horsepower and price, the GT-Line is far more stylish and sporty.
  • The GT-Line has responsive steering and good grip and handling in most road conditions; the 2023 Nissan Altima lacks performance, especially for handling and steering responsiveness.
  • The 2023 Volkswagen Jetta has fewer standard driver-assist features and fewer interior bells and whistles than the GT-Line.
  • The GT-Line offers more legroom in the rear seats and has better or comparable fuel economy compared to the 2022 Genesis G70.

And so on! You could put the GT-Line up against most other sporty four-door sedans, and the Kia can hold its own. As one of the sportiest models of 2023 and one of the most fun to drive, the Kia K5 GT-Line is sure to please many motorists.

Experience the 2023 Kia K5 GT-Line at Battleground Kia

Now that you know all about the 2023 Kia K5 GT-Line, it’s time to get behind the wheel! While we can all agree that the stats alone will have you sold, the driving experience takes it to another level. The Kia K5 is arguably the most peaceful, comfortable, and stylish ride — but don’t take our word for it, experience it for yourself!

Contact us or visit our dealership today! Our expert staff at Battleground Kia would love to help you drive away in the car of your dreams!

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