Tested: 2021 Kia K5 GT Has Unfinished Business

Kia’s handsome new front-drive K5 GT family sedan makes a healthy 290 horsepower. Now it just needs to be able to apply it to the road better.

Conventional wisdom says that 300 horsepower is about the practical limit for a front-wheel-drive car. It’s all about basic physics: When a car accelerates, its weight shifts to the rear, and that’s not ideal when the front tires are trying to drag the car around (and even less so if those tormented contact patches are also trying to cope with steering inputs). 

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