In case you missed it, people don’t like sedans anymore.
You’d need to be living under a rock — with no WiFi — to have missed the overwhelming number of stories about how the whole world is buying sport-utilities, crossovers and trucks while sedans are … passe? Well, if they’re all like the 2021 Kia K5 EX, you can passe one over to me right now.
Of course they’re not, but several automakers remain committed to the sedan segment, which accounts for about 4 million vehicles each year in the U.S. Kia is one of those brands hanging in there, but they doubled down for 2021.
The South Korean automaker replaced its best-selling four-door low-rider (comparatively speaking), the Optima, with the K5, hoping to catch lightning in a bottle. So far, so good. Sales in May alone were up almost 125%. For the year, the brand’s moved 42,479 units, which comes out to a 28.4% jump over 2020. Lightning? Bottle? Check.
For the longest time, I’ve believed MY next vehicle purchase would be an SUV, but every time I turn around, another good looking — and $15,000 cheaper — midsize sedan shows up. The Hyundai Sonata turned my head