2021 Kia Forte vs. 2021 Kia K5

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2021 Kia Forte


2021 Kia K5

$17,890 MSRP

Starting Price

$23,590 MSRP

Engine Options

2.0L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

1.6L turbo 4-cylinder
147 hp

Base Horsepower

180 hp
1.6L turbocharged engine

Top Engine

2.5L turbo 4-cylinder
201 hp

Max Horsepower

290 hp

Kia has an exciting new lineup of sedans that are perfect for Marion streets, but when you’re in the market for your next Kia, which one should you choose? While there are many great options, the new Kia Forte and K5 are both favorites among Anderson drivers because of their amazing performance and affordable pricing.

In the past, we’ve compared the 2020 Kia Forte vs. Optima, and both proved to be formidable sedans. This year, the 2021 Kia K5 takes the outgoing Optima’s place in the match-up. Read on as Kia of Muncie takes a closer look at the differences between the Kia Forte and K5!

2021 Kia Forte vs. K5: Engine Options

Fishers drivers looking for a vehicle with excellent fuel economy and dynamic handling on their commute can’t go wrong with a Kia. Both models allow the driver to find the right performance that fits their lifestyle with the option of two engine choices. Yet, the difference between the Kia Forte and K5 is how much power they generate. Those looking for a kick will appreciate the edge that the 2021 Kia K5 has with its horsepower and torque. Here are the performance specs for the 2021 Kia Forte and 2021 Kia K5:

2021 Kia Forte Engines

  • Standard engine: 147-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder
  • Available engine: 201-hp 1.6L turbocharged engine

2021 Kia K5 Engines

  • Standard engine: 180-hp 1.6L turbo 4-cylinder
  • Available engine: 290-hp 2.5L turbo 4-cylinder

Compare the 2021 Kia K5 and Kia Forte mpg ratings and other performance capabilities in more detail when you visit Kia of Muncie today.

2021 Kia Forte vs. K5: Interior Amenities & Cargo Space

Whether choosing the 2021 Kia Forte or the 2021 Kia K5, drivers can be sure their cabin is comfortable and stocked with top-of-the-line features. See how they compare when it comes to the standard features in each sedan:

2021 Kia Forte Interior Features

  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • 4-speaker audio system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 6-Way adjustable driver’s seat
  • 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space

2021 Kia K5 Features

  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 6-Way adjustable driver’s seat
  • 16.0 cubic feet of cargo space

Explore the Kia K5 and Kia Forte interior in more detail when you visit Kia of Muncie.

2021 Kia Forte vs. K5: Infotainment Features

There are very few differences between the Kia Forte and K5 when it comes to infotainment options. All Kias come equipped with cutting-edge technology to keep drivers connected on Muncie roads. Here’s what is featured in these two sedans:

  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

2021 Kia Forte vs. K5: Safety Features

Whether you choose the 2021 Kia Forte or the 2021 Kia K5 for your family, the importance of safety is showcased in both models with their extensive suite of drive-assistive technology. Both sedans include brand-exclusive Kia Drive Wise safety features like:

  • Forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection
  • Driver attention warning with leading vehicle departure alert
  • Blindspot collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lane following assist
  • High beam assist
  • Rearview monitor with dynamic parking guidance
  • Smart cruise control

If you’re leaning towards the Kia Forte but don’t want to pay the new-model price, then consider a used Kia Forte at Kia of Muncie.

Find Your New Kia Sedan at Kia of Muncie

Now that you’ve compared the Kia Forte vs. K5, which sedan fits your lifestyle? Contact us to schedule a test drive and get a chance to test these amazing features yourself. Getting your next Kia is even easier with our vehicle purchase concierge service. Simply find your Kia, choose your financing options, and have your new vehicle delivered right to your door!

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