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2021 BMW 540 vs. 2022 Kia Stinger Review

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2021 BMW
540

MSRP*: $59,450 to $61,750
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2022 Kia
Stinger

MSRP*: $36,090 to $53,490
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Invoice* $55,790 to $57,930 $34,465 to $51,082
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 17 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 24 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.0 ft3 40.9 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 335 hp 300 - 368 hp
Exterior Length 195.8 in 190.2 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 73.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 42.6 in
Rear 36.4 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.3 in
Rear 37.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
The BMW 540 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Stinger with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 540 and the Kia Stinger in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 540 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 BMW 540 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. In this case, the BMW 540 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia Stinger.

Dimensions
The BMW 540 is about the same width as the Kia Stinger. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 540, which is slightly longer than the Kia Stinger.

Handling
The BMW 540 has a larger turning radius than the Kia Stinger, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 540 has less horsepower than the Kia Stinger, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 540 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Stinger.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 540 and the Kia Stinger. The BMW 540 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 BMW 540 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Stinger.