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2018 Kia Stinger


City 17 - 22 MPG Hwy 25 - 29 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.7
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.7
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.6
Bang for your Buck

by Josh S from Chico | January 17, 2020

I wouldn't have known it was a KIA if you blindfolded me. Been an Audi fan since I was a kid and always drove them. The features that you get here is nicer than an Audi.

Unbelievable Kia

by Pete56 from Kansas City | January 10, 2020

I bought a used Kia and it is the best car I have ever owned. Fast, beautiful, inside and out. It compares to cars costing $20k more

this is an amazing car!

by thegreek from new york | December 21, 2019

this is the car that will change your mind. its like when honda/Toyota/Nissan all made their luxury cars and everybody went nuts over them, this is the car that will change peoples minds about kia. yes, there is the soul and the new telluride, but the stinger is amazing. for the money, you can't beat it in value. performance and style. don't listen to people on youtube who tell you the interior looks blah, its similar to a bmw and a Mercedes c class. and that is a good thing since kia hired the old bmw designer. the car is fast, comfortable, has a huge amount of space and the gas mileage is pretty good if you don't open up the turbos all the time.

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2018 Kia Stinger Overview

The Stinger is about the same length as Kia's Optima mid-size sedan, and like the Optima it has chrome window trim that follows the arcing roofline all the way to the trunk lid. The Stinger's overall appearance, however, is more coupelike than Kia's mainstream family car. With quad exhaust outlets and triangular taillights, the Stinger's rear styling calls to mind the Maserati GranTurismo coupe.

There's room for up to five people inside. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and a color screen between the gauges can show performance-related data like cornering forces, lap times and engine-oil temperature.

Available features include a color head-up display, wireless device charging and a Harman Kardon premium stereo with subwoofers under the front seats.

Under the Hood
A standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine makes an estimated 255 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 260 pounds-feet of torque from 1,400 rpm. An available twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 makes an estimated 365 hp at 6,000 rpm and 376 pounds-feet of torque from 1,300 rpm. Selecting the V-6 adds Brembo-brand brakes with four-piston front calipers and two-piston rear calipers.

Both engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission that includes shift paddles on the steering wheel for driver-initiated gear changes. The standard rear-wheel-drive system includes a limited-slip differential. Rear-biased all-wheel drive is available.

The suspension features front struts and a multilink setup for the rear wheels, and the Stinger is the first Kia to offer an adaptive suspension. The suspension has five modes: Personal, Eco, Sport, Comfort and Smart. The modes also vary gas-pedal response, power-steering assistance and the transmission's shift program.

Available advanced safety features include forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with full-stop capability, lane departure warning and prevention, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert and a driver-drowsiness monitor.

Overview courtesy of Cars.com