By the time winter approaches, our days become inevitably shorter. Come 5pm, we find ourselves driving into a sunset after work, barely making it home before the day switches to night. Embracing the onset darkness is an unpleasant side effect of time change. As a result, we’re driving in the dark more often, getting a whole lot more tired, and making our headlights take center stage. 

Whether you drive frequently in congested cities or live remotely, a good pair of headlamps is crucial, especially at this time of year. It’s imperative to get your vehicle winter ready to avoid any safety risks while on the road. This could mean defogging your headlights or upgrading to new bulbs, whatever the case, headlights need to be on your list of priorities. 

Without hesitation, headlight safety is one of the most underrated features of car buying, and it’s time a proper light be shown on this topic. While many manufacturers are stepping up their headlight innovation and producing some of the most mind blowing lighting dynamics to date, it’s time we start recognizing the headlights that are making a difference in the driver experience. And surprisingly, most of these headlights are produced by economical automakers. 

Shining the light on Kia K5 headlights

The recent evolution of the 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line has us refocusing our attention on their headlight innovation. The K5 delivers a high-performance lighting system that was once exclusive to high-end vehicles. Back in 2017, the previously named Kia Optima received considerable attention for its headlight innovation. Now, the 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line brings added light luxury for its drivers to enjoy. New to this mid-size sedan rebirth is the “Heat Beat” daytime running lights. 

The low beams and high beams provide excellent illumination for nighttime driving, helping to keep your attention directly on the road. The bright, white light outlines the surrounding environment, keeping you and your passengers safe while driving. 

GT-Line Kia K5 features

The upgraded LED lighting isn’t the only feature to intrigue buyers’ interest in 2021. The GT-Line also delivers in safety with an NHTSA overall 5 star rating. With similarities to the LXS model, the GT-Line pushes the boundaries on comfort by including:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Fog Lights
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Cloth and leatherette upholstery

Don’t be left in the dark without the Kia K5

Depending on where you live, your headlight expectations will vary. It is always important to keep headlight safety as a high priority on your list. Those tiny bulbs tend to make a major impact when you’re driving on a dark road at night. What’s excellent about the 2021 Kia K5 is that the engineering behind this American-made model will not leave you stranded in the dark. These LED bulbs deliver both low beam excellence and adaptive control so every driver can feel secure on every road. With Toyota, Hyundai, and Honda delivering high competitors to the K5, it’s always a close call for which mid-size sedan features the best headlight quality. 

Check out how Hyundai has delivered stunning hidden headlights designs this year.

Michaella Malone
Hello! My name is Michaella Malone. I am a graduate of Florida State University with a B.A. in English. I am a freelance writer with varied experience in ghostwriting, blogging, and resume building. I have additional knowledge in creating content for ESL curriculums.

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    1. This car is slick. I particularly like the lighting technology on these.

    2. I like the headlights very cool looking

    3. Love this! This is exactly the kind of article I look forward to reading!

    4. Looks like Kia is moving up in the world!!

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