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2020 Acura RLX vs. 2022 Kia Stinger Review

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2020 Acura
RLX

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2022 Kia
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MSRP*
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$54,900
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$36,090 to $53,490
Invoice* $50,947 $34,465 to $51,082
MPG - City 20 17 - 22
MPG - Hwy 29 24 - 32
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Kia Stinger. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura RLX, drivers may find the Kia Stinger a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Acura RLX you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Stinger, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura RLX will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Stinger, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RLX and the Kia Stinger have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RLX is a little wider than the Kia Stinger, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura RLX, which is slightly longer than the Kia Stinger.

Drivetrain
The Acura RLX has much less torque than the Kia Stinger, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura RLX has a significantly larger turning radius than the Kia Stinger, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Acura RLX has less horsepower than the Kia Stinger, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the Kia Stinger. The Acura RLX has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Stinger, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Acura RLX is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Stinger.