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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
This car exceeds my expectations

by Ms Kitty from Buffalo,NY | November 11, 2019

The Kia Stinger is definitely a head turner, from the style of the car to the feel in the road, best valu for your money.

The Kia Stinger is a massive bang for the buck.

by Wise one from Springfield, Oh | November 05, 2019

Performance, quality, style and value are the hallmark of the Stinger. At a lease for less than $36,000 for 363HP Grand Touring car, it is a bargain. It accelerates, it corners and it stops better than most muscle cars. Great sound system (subs under each front seat), roomy and a four body trunk makes this a spectacular car.

Perfect Gran Turismo. Well balanced in every way

by Swaydaa from Columbus | November 02, 2019

Im coming out of a Corvette so I wanted something very sporty but balanced with room and comfort. Nothing really fit the bill unless you were in the 60-100k range. Was driving home and saw what I thought was a new Porsche Panamera in a pizza parking lot. I was floored when I saw the kia logo. Test drove and purchased the next day. The best part of the test drive was not the 0-60 in 4.7 seconds or the flashy interior, it was the handling and ride that sold me. My wife kept saying her escalade didnt take road bumps as well.

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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