2018 Kia Stinger - Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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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 ain’t your parent’s Kia!

by MPenn from Springfield, MO | June 19, 2020

Bought my Stinger GT2 ~6 months ago and, without embellishing, this is the most fun I have ever had driving a car. I customized it with a ‘growling’ new muffler, blacked it out with custom rims and a few after-market trim pieces (e.g., carbon fiber spoiler). Have had at least a dozen people stop me around town asking, “what kind of car is that?” and “really,... that’s a KIA??” Last word, I absolutely plan to purchase another in a year or two (and that’s saying something for me,.... I never buy the same sports car twice!

Perfect vehicle with smaller engine.

by Goldie from Watsonville | June 14, 2020

Good gas mileage, perfectly fast enough, handles and corners great. Very stylish, get many complements. everything works as advertised. So I ran out of more words!

Whenever I turn it on -- It returns the favor !!!!

by JOFLYGIRL from GLEN BURNIE MD | March 18, 2020

This car is TRULY a Sports Sedan. This vehicle is so stylish inside and out and not only comfortable but FAST. I AM EXTREMELY SATISFIED AND HAPPY WITH MY STINGER!

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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