Kia is reinventing itself with a new logo, a name change (Kia instead of Kia Motors) and a new moniker for its mid-size sedan formally known as the Optima. The 2022 Kia K5, which debuted for 2021, enters its sophomore model year with more standard convenience features on its top three trims, plus a new GT-Line AWD Premium Package to enhance the mid-tier trim’s offerings.
After a redesign and name change for 2021, the K5 returns for 2022 with a healthy helping of new features on its higher trims. The K5 is available in LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX and GT trims, with all-wheel drive available on the LXS and GT-Line. For 2022, the K5 GT-Line, EX and GT receive a 360-degree camera system, additional wireless chargers and standard navigation.
GT-Line AWD Premium Package
Kia beefs up its mid-tier GT-Line with a new AWD Premium Package, which for $1,900 adds a panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, LED projector headlights and additional driver-assist features that include Highway Driving Assist and navigation-based adaptive cruise control. None of these features are new to the 2022 K5 GT-Line — some came standard with AWD before or as part of another optional package — but they are reconfigured into the new GT-Line AWD Premium Package.