2021 Kia K5 GT Review // The Almost Performance Sedan

15 000 Shikime 483 mijë

Is the 2021 KIA K5 GT (CAD $39,995, USD $34,950) a true performance sedan? With a 2.5-Liter four-cylinder making 290 Horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque travelling through KIA’s own 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission it certainly aims to be. Watch!! SUBSCRIBE!!!



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  1. Jose Guedez
    Jose Guedez
    10 orë më parë

    5:16 did he fart? Jajaja!

  2. Mochismo Gaming
    Mochismo Gaming
    Ditë më parë


  3. Grecoguitardude
    Ditë më parë

    Hipster KIA review,,, moving along

  4. Tony Viper
    Tony Viper
    2 ditë më parë


  5. Josh Lara
    Josh Lara
    3 ditë më parë

    My lord this has more horsepower n probably more tq then my modified 91 z28 v8

  6. Damian Dark
    Damian Dark
    3 ditë më parë

    Still just waiting for the 2020-2021 Kia Forte GT review

  7. Dou 6.2
    Dou 6.2
    3 ditë më parë

    These drivers are crazy tailgaters on much faster cars

  8. Adithya V J
    Adithya V J
    4 ditë më parë

    How did you guys get a digital gauge cluster when the car doesn’t have one! 1:55

  9. Chauny buck
    Chauny buck
    6 ditë më parë

    Whyy does no one talk about the ceramic paint options ???? They r BEAUTIFUL and no one ever mentions it!!!

  10. swansmeister
    7 ditë më parë

    5.7 with those kinda hp and torque numbers is not that impressive realy.

  11. Andrew K
    Andrew K
    7 ditë më parë

    No clue why the higher performance sedans aren’t using AWD

  12. Patrick Brown
    Patrick Brown
    8 ditë më parë

    The old Bose saying was “All highs, no lows, that’s Bose.” That was before they built speaker systems for cars. But they’ve improved a lot in that regard.

  13. Kassem Ghaddar
    Kassem Ghaddar
    9 ditë më parë

    If looks like a hell cat from the front

  14. Kassem Ghaddar
    Kassem Ghaddar
    9 ditë më parë

    But it still a Kia 🥱🥱

  15. Gabriel Blanche
    Gabriel Blanche
    12 ditë më parë

    If someone knows the answer please help. I keep seeing other car magazines saying different 0-60 times for this exact car. I’ve seen 5.2 or 5.5 and finally 5.7. So what’s going on? This video stated 5.7 for 0-60. I’m confused as to how motor trend mag is saying 5.2 and then Kia website is 5.7 and then others are saying 5.5. Really weird. I hope the real answer is 5.2 obviously but nonetheless I’ve never seen so many different times for a car before.

  16. Nina Jung
    Nina Jung
    13 ditë më parë

    I just hot a mid option 2020 k5 but it's hiccuping when driving in comfort mode on low speeds (in city driving). Also can i take it into sand? can you please help me on this?

  17. WeAreN1nja
    14 ditë më parë

    @0:42 "Obviously Germans don't use SS..." LMAO.

  18. Crylic
    15 ditë më parë

    Obviously Germans don’t use SS 😂😂😂

  19. Nicholas Gomez
    Nicholas Gomez
    15 ditë më parë

    People aren't (exactly) ashamed of driving Kias, I just don't think they like the mom car logo on their sports sedan lol. They're heading in a completely different direction, they need to hurry up with the redesign.

  20. sinappanis
    15 ditë më parë

    I can't believe all these companies are putting these sporty powerful engines in the cars and then not offering them in AWD. Especially when they offer it in AWD in the less powerful version.

  21. Stuffandjunk Andthings
    Stuffandjunk Andthings
    17 ditë më parë

    Thomas, you need to make "does my brother fit?" A regular thing. I'm 6 foot 9, and trying to figure out if I can even fit in a car often requires driving a pretty good distance, and annoying a salesman.

  22. Jim Edwards
    Jim Edwards
    18 ditë më parë

    K5 GT AWD is available as far as saw.

  23. MatchBookNotes
    18 ditë më parë

    Ohhh lagavulin... i may be able to trust your opinions for my confirmation bias

  24. christopher
    19 ditë më parë

    I'm watching Throttle House

  25. Bam3vo FPV (Bam3vO)
    Bam3vo FPV (Bam3vO)
    19 ditë më parë

    If this came AWD, it would be great!

  26. strm627
    20 ditë më parë

    Kia so naughty making the DCT all wet.

  27. TheTraffic247
    20 ditë më parë

    aesthetics are fantastic

  28. glenn cook
    glenn cook
    21 ditë më parë

    Wet clutches are standard in motorcycles. Have been for decades.

  29. Everything_in_between
    23 ditë më parë

    I know who uses the SS... the GOP!

  30. Sai Santosh Mudaliar
    Sai Santosh Mudaliar
    23 ditë më parë

    Please put some trousers on had me 🤣🤣🤣

  31. Paras Kalra
    Paras Kalra
    23 ditë më parë

    So this car is quirky and has faults. Send it Jeremy Clarkson's way, he'll love it

  32. Drone Strike
    Drone Strike
    26 ditë më parë

    Nothing new, Korean cars always copy design cues from the Germans. Never fails.

    1. 만짐토왜
      26 ditë më parë

      Koreans dont even care about old German.

  33. Brian Reardon
    Brian Reardon
    27 ditë më parë

    Lol this is a very dirty review!

  34. huskiek1 huskiek1
    huskiek1 huskiek1
    27 ditë më parë

    James at the end saying wet then giggling to himself one last time hahahahaha

  35. saby8765
    27 ditë më parë

    I love how in the advert for k5 they just lowkey put in a v8 sound.

  36. Alex T
    Alex T
    29 ditë më parë

    Came for the car, stayed for the intro. 😂

  37. Agnieszka Kaczm
    Agnieszka Kaczm
    Muaj më parë

    KIA is better honda KIA love

  38. Marvione II
    Marvione II
    Muaj më parë

    5:05 i diedddddddddd

  39. JaeHyuk Shin
    JaeHyuk Shin
    Muaj më parë

    Kwahak Ohogi(K-science No.5)

  40. Zen Adrian
    Zen Adrian
    Muaj më parë

    I like the shifter!

  41. Conner Miller
    Conner Miller
    Muaj më parë

    This is my favorite review of the K5 definitely interested in one we’ll see what the 2022 brings

  42. Muthulingam Ramiah
    Muthulingam Ramiah
    Muaj më parë

    Kia - makes some of the best looking Mid Size sedans on the planet, also intentionally ruins them by making them Frt Transverse FWD...

  43. Tony CrispRuby
    Tony CrispRuby
    Muaj më parë

    This will always be my favorite car channel They more than just some guys making car videos lol

  44. Baet Simpson
    Baet Simpson
    Muaj më parë

    Guys the best part of the car is the based shifter. If you're gonna have an autoshit, at least make it fun to shift into gear.

  45. JC Ottavianelli jr
    JC Ottavianelli jr
    Muaj më parë

    actually side view looks like Godzilla

  46. McGooness
    Muaj më parë

    If it was awd I'd get it D:

  47. Dante Everheart
    Dante Everheart
    Muaj më parë

    Still going with the Honda Accord Sport 2.0 sexier and more fun to drive.

  48. Roman Erto
    Roman Erto
    Muaj më parë

    Would've seriously considered this car being either RWD or AWD. Otherwise - sorry Kia, that's another subpar making of yours

  49. Joe Castellon
    Joe Castellon
    Muaj më parë

    I absolutely love the look of this car. It's a shame it doesn't meet performance expectations. I would have loved to see this in a V6.

  50. The First Plug
    The First Plug
    Muaj më parë

    My son came out with no trousers on some shit I do when I wake up to explain some new shit I figured out in my sleep. We are true lovers of cars Thomas

  51. MrSnowmobiling
    Muaj më parë

    It's too bad this didn't have an option for AWD. That much power & torque would have been a great package with AWD.

  52. Michael V
    Michael V
    Muaj më parë

    This thing would look great as a wagon.

  53. Julian Perez (ItsJuuuuliansWRD)
    Julian Perez (ItsJuuuuliansWRD)
    Muaj më parë

    I wouldn’t mind this as a daily driver

  54. Senad Music
    Senad Music
    Muaj më parë

    I’ve been wondering for a while are you guys gays? No trousers two guys is a dead ringer

  55. ollie-t
    Muaj më parë

    At the end of the day it’s a KIA aimed at non car people who will just look at the power figures and be impressed. The fact there’s no LSD proves my point

  56. Leggon Arm
    Leggon Arm
    Muaj më parë

    My great grandfather was 6'4 he used to drive tiny cars no probably.

  57. Andre Harvey
    Andre Harvey
    Muaj më parë

    Germans don't use ss these days ,🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  58. Mercury_F12
    Muaj më parë

    Whish we had this in europe….

  59. Iyobel Ezra
    Iyobel Ezra
    Muaj më parë

    Looks like dodge dart's older brother

  60. Penis Mightier
    Penis Mightier
    Muaj më parë

    More like, the GT that is available almost nowhere.

  61. Westley Mutziger
    Westley Mutziger
    Muaj më parë

    Perfect intro. Well done

  62. John B. Dunker
    John B. Dunker
    Muaj më parë

    This review is hilarious. Great job

  63. Mohd Ikhwan
    Mohd Ikhwan
    Muaj më parë

    ok please update the logo

  64. bigboic09
    Muaj më parë

    Is it just me or does anyone else see a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant in the front end???

  65. WhosLikeGod?955
    Muaj më parë

    Kia didn’t f around with the designing of this damn car.

  66. MeltingRubberZ28
    Muaj më parë

    35 grand for that thing? I'm definitely glad I bought my GLI

  67. Simon
    Muaj më parë

    Stop making videos about Hyundai Kia and comparing them to Audi without mentioning that Hyundai Kia brought over former Audi designers. That is why there are so many design elements from the VW AG

  68. Djzulumask
    Muaj më parë

    TRASH ,rather get a charger 392..

  69. Miguel Tovar
    Miguel Tovar
    Muaj më parë

    Get a GLI lol that one has differential and adaptive suspension on the auotbahn 2021 and 35th edition

  70. Spicy Fireball
    Spicy Fireball
    Muaj më parë

    so then why say audi and not oodi?

  71. Spicy Fireball
    Spicy Fireball
    Muaj më parë

    10:36 there are a lot of cars that have full rear light bars.....

  72. Dincic Alex
    Dincic Alex
    Muaj më parë

    12:35 well i would take buttons, why? well i drove tucson and sportage and both have same problem when you are in drive and want change gears with "stick" auto trans, you push it left and its difficult to shift cuz leg is in way, vag does it. better you push it to right side and you can shift it with no problem.

  73. ampiciline
    Muaj më parë

    guys do your home work please , PLEASE .... MR peter Schreyer who was working for Audi ( head designer of Audi for 20 years ) has designed this K5 car ...How come you are not aware of it ???? of course the rear end of this car is an AUDI inspired .....even the word KIA means : Korean Imitated Audi =KIA ....... A big fan of Peter from IRAN

  74. JCatalan C
    JCatalan C
    Muaj më parë

    How reliable is this car?

    1. Adil Sagadiyev
      Adil Sagadiyev
      Muaj më parë

      easily last 6 years and 100k km ( or miles)

  75. Indy Ding
    Indy Ding
    Muaj më parë

    You guys are hilarious. We Koreans envy the North American market because all the best Korean cars first introduced in the NA market. We don't have the K5 GT yet.

  76. beowoulf355
    Muaj më parë

    Brilliant open. I come for the humor and stay for the cars.

  77. zackychan financial
    zackychan financial
    Muaj më parë

    compare this to the camry v6, accord 2.0t and Mazda 6 2.5t.... this is cheaper, faster or as fast, and fun!

  78. Steve Wise
    Steve Wise
    Muaj më parë

    You could name this channel Driving in Snow.:) Seriously, good stuff guys.

  79. 806Texan
    2 muaj më parë

    if not AWD should have just made it RWD

    1. Catholic Firefighter
      Catholic Firefighter
      Muaj më parë

      @806Texan *Yes, but it's not a Vette/Stang/Camaro. All weather driving is still a concern for buyers of this category of cars.* *👍 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 👍*

    2. 806Texan
      Muaj më parë

      @Catholic Firefighter true, but this car is supposed to be geared towards performance and driving experience 1st, not how well it does in inclement weather

    3. Catholic Firefighter
      Catholic Firefighter
      Muaj më parë

      *FWD gives Snow belt drivers a chance (w/snow tires and Traction Control ON).* *👍 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 👍*

  80. Pardip Pandher
    Pardip Pandher
    2 muaj më parë

    Still Honda accord👌🏼

    1. Catholic Firefighter
      Catholic Firefighter
      Muaj më parë

      *Not anymore. KIA takes it.💯* *👍 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 👍*

  81. YutoSI
    2 muaj më parë

    🤣 that intro

  82. Matt Heven
    Matt Heven
    2 muaj më parë

    Aren’t these guys canadian? Thought the GT was AWD in Canada

    1. Catholic Firefighter
      Catholic Firefighter
      Muaj më parë

      *AWD is not available with the 2.5L GT in any country. GT-Line 1.6L yes, 2.5L GT no.* *👍 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 👍*

  83. Lucidleo1975
    2 muaj më parë

    Just FYI, the digital gauge cluster isn't offered in the U.S.

  84. Marty Owens
    Marty Owens
    2 muaj më parë

    Kia is on fire!

    1. Catholic Firefighter
      Catholic Firefighter
      Muaj më parë

      *They sure are!* *👍 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 👍*

  85. jhndijkman
    2 muaj më parë

    Sorry, its sounds crap.

    1. Catholic Firefighter
      Catholic Firefighter
      Muaj më parë

      *Actually, it sounds good.* *👍 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 👍*

  86. Matt's World
    Matt's World
    2 muaj më parë

    Anyone else watch TH with subtitles just to laugh at how the CC translates their accents? If not then do it trust me! Lmao!!

  87. Kat Alexandrova
    Kat Alexandrova
    2 muaj më parë

    I have a 2021 Honda Accord 2.0t Sport. I love it but I wish it has a sport tuned suspension. The 2021 Kia K5 needs a LSD. Kia K5 GT is sporty looking and arguably a very attractive car, but I prefer my Accord for city driving. The Kia I drove in Florida was more like $36000 USD.

    1. Catholic Firefighter
      Catholic Firefighter
      Muaj më parë

      *Accord to Honda's website, Touring is more like $37,295 USD and the Accord Sport 2.0t is $32,110 USD. KIA's website shows the K5 GT w/GT1 Package is $34,590 USD and the K5 GT 2.5L at $30,590 USD.* *👍 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 👍*

  88. Ron Morris
    Ron Morris
    2 muaj më parë

    From what I can determine, KIA built 10 of these!

    1. Catholic Firefighter
      Catholic Firefighter
      Muaj më parë

      *I checked AutoTrader, K5 GT's are everywhere!* *👍 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 👍*

  89. Justmy2cents
    2 muaj më parë

    Definitely agree with Thomas on the shifter. I'd rather have a shifter instead of the push buttons,I can't give in to that concept quite yet. Loving the direction Kia Hyundai are going with their appreciation of sedans not being totally out of style! Only if GM would follow suit and give more emphasis on sedans instead of following the naysayers and criminally killing off the sedan!

  90. Lamont Morgan
    Lamont Morgan
    2 muaj më parë

    So Raiti Rides says he loved it and didn’t have any torque steer issues in his drive and one of the first things Thomas says is there’s torque steer. So which is it 🧐

  91. Joshua Ortiz
    Joshua Ortiz
    2 muaj më parë

    Exaggerated sound

    2 muaj më parë

    Great! I rather buy a awd camry and tune it! Holds better value....👍

    1. Catholic Firefighter
      Catholic Firefighter
      Muaj më parë

      *Tunes void the Warranty! Destroys the car's value....👎* *👍 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 👍*

  93. Gary Stump
    Gary Stump
    2 muaj më parë

    You can get the k5 in awd

    1. Catholic Firefighter
      Catholic Firefighter
      Muaj më parë

      *Only the smaller engine K5 GT-Line, not the GT 2.5L.* *👍 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 👍*

  94. David Heinig
    David Heinig
    2 muaj më parë

    $40000 is mega expensive

    1. David Heinig
      David Heinig
      Muaj më parë

      I wasn't too far off. Just an estimate

    2. Adil Sagadiyev
      Adil Sagadiyev
      Muaj më parë

      @David Heinig well first of all, many people overpay for a car just for bragging rights, second, most people lease, which for a 40k car is about $720 per month, I don’t know how found a car where pay $800 a month for $32000

    3. David Heinig
      David Heinig
      Muaj më parë

      $32000 is expensive

    4. David Heinig
      David Heinig
      Muaj më parë

      Do you know what a $32000 car payment is.? You must be making $100k a year. I have a $10000 car and my payment is $305. For me a $32000 car would be over $800 a month. Not everyone is rich

    5. Adil Sagadiyev
      Adil Sagadiyev
      Muaj më parë

      @David Heinig40000k CAD is the average car price here in Canada which is like 32k US which isn’t that expensive and something that most people afford

  95. Yassine Djiwa
    Yassine Djiwa
    2 muaj më parë

    “ we can talk abute whatever you like. It’s not abute, it’s about. Abute, about I’m hearing the same thing”

  96. junior umaki
    junior umaki
    2 muaj më parë

    What a cool name for a car 😏😁

    1. Catholic Firefighter
      Catholic Firefighter
      Muaj më parë

      *What an intelligent reply for a car person.😏😁* *👍 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 👍*

  97. DVO
    2 muaj më parë

    Looks like a nice upgrade to my Mitsubishi Galant 2003. Most new cars are fucking ugly but this Kia is so beautiful. It looks like a Galant

  98. Spectre
    2 muaj më parë

    why people hate on KIA's logo ? i love that logo and the new one is really ugly. i mean the hyundai logo is not ugly ? why nobody say anything about that ?

  99. Randy Schwartz
    Randy Schwartz
    2 muaj më parë

    I agree with James. I prefer a wet VAG. Lol