2021 Kia K5 LX vs EX

Trim Level Comparison

2021 Kia K5 LX trim level parked on street with man walking

2021 Kia K5 LX


2021 Kia K5 EX


Starting MSRP

32 mpg

Combined EPA-Estimated Gas Mileage

31 mpg
180-hp,1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)


180-hp,1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
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Panoramic Sunroof w/ Power Sunshade

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Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, Multi-Device Audio Streaming

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Wireless Phone Charging

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Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

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Safe Exit Assist (SEA) with Power Rear Child-Safety Door Locks


Idle Stop and Go (ISG)

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Are you in the market for the newKia K5, but you’re confused about which trim option to choose? Don’t worry, we’ve helped many of our Auburn customers tell the difference between the Kia K5 LX and EX. To help you, we’ve put together a detailed, side by side Kia K5 LX vs. EX comparison below. So, let’s dive in!

2021 Kia K5 LX vs. EX – Price

Of course, one difference between the Kia K5 LX and EX is the price. That’s because the LX is the base model and the EX is the upgraded version. Another way you save with the LX is gas mileage. The LX gets slightly better gas mileage. This is likely due to the one feature the LX has that the EX does not – Idle Stop and Go.


Starting MSRP

  • K5 LX – $23,490
  • K5 EX – $27,990

EPA-Estimated Combined Gas Mileage

  • K5 LX – 32 mpg
  • K5 EX – 31 mpg

2021 Kia K5 LX vs. EX – Interior Features

Another difference between the Kia K5 LX and EX is the abundance of additional interior features you get when you upgrade to the EX:

  • 10.25-inch Touchscreen
  • UVO link remote connectivity
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, Multi-Device Audio Streaming
  • Voice Recognition
  • 12 Speaker Bose® Premium Audio System
  • USB Charging Outlets (popular feature with Sumner customers)
  • Wireless Phone Charging
  • Smart Key with Remote Start, Push-Button Start, and Immobilizer
  • Rear Air Conditioning Vents
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

2021 Kia K5 LX vs. EX – Safety Features

Another difference between the Kia K5 LX and EX is the set of safety features that are either standard or available when you upgrade to the EX:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) w/ Cyclist Detection and Junction Turning
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, Reverse (PCA-R)
  • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop and Go (SCC w/ S&G)
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control – Curve (NSCC-C)
  • Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA) with Power Rear Child-Safety Door Locks

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Kia UVO App Info & Features

If you’ve been perusing our new inventory, you might be wondering, “What is Kia UVO?” The Kia UVO system puts all of your favorite infotainment features at your fingertips. Using your touchscreen or simple voice commands, you can use the system to access everything from roadside assistance to navigation to Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Take a closer look at Kia technology with Sunset Kia of Auburn, and see how Kia can make driving better than ever in Federal Way! 

What Does Kia UVO Do?

You know the answer to, “What is Kia UVO?” Now, what does Kia UVO do for your Sumner travels? While older models use the Kia UVO eServices system, newer models use the latest Kia UVO link. Kia UVO link is a subscription-based service that is built directly into your vehicle for seamless integration. Customize your Kia UVO experience with the available packages:

  • Kia UVO link Lite includes MyTrips, 911 Connect, Maintenance Alert, and more. In the Kia Telluride and other select models, Kia UVO link Lite even includes Kia UVO remote start.
  • Kia UVO link Care includes all of the features of the Lite package, plus Roadside Assistance, a Vehicle Alarm Alert, and a Curfew Alert.
  • Kia UVO link Plus includes the features of the Lite and Care packages, plus Remote Climate Control, Remote Lock/Unlock, Find My Car, and much more.
  • Kia UVO link Ultimate provides each of the features identified above, plus next-generation conveniences like My POIs, Home-to-car for Alexa and Google, and even more!

Kia UVO Subscription and Features

When you purchase a new Kia vehicle with UVO link enabled, you’ll be able to take advantage of a UVO link Lite subscription for five years. That means five years of uninterrupted convenience – as well as instant access to every Kia UVO update that rolls out. What if you’re running the older Kia UVO eServices? You’ll still have access to great features like My Points of Interest, My Car Zone, Parking Minder, and 911 Connect through the Kia UVO app. Feel free to contact our service department for help with any Kia UVO troubleshooting!

Find Out More about Kia Technology with Sunset Kia of Auburn

Whether you want more information about Kia UVO remote start or Kia UVO eServices in Puyallup, feel free to contact us at Sunset Kia of Auburn for more information about your options. Our team can help you add high-tech convenience to your everyday commute, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us in Auburn!


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