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2021 Dodge Charger vs. 2022 Kia Stinger Review

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2021 Dodge
Charger

MSRP*: $30,570 to $70,570
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2022 Kia
Stinger

MSRP*: $36,090 to $53,490
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Invoice* $30,047 to $68,306 $34,465 to $51,082
MPG - City 12 - 19 MPG 17 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 MPG 24 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.5 ft3 40.9 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 292 - 797 hp 300 - 368 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 198.4 - 201.0 in 190.2 in
Exterior Width 75.0 - 78.3 in 73.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.1 in
Front 42.6 in
Rear 36.4 in
Head Room Front 38.6 in
Rear 36.6 in
Front 38.3 in
Rear 37.0 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Dodge Charger than the Kia Stinger. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Dodge Charger and the Kia Stinger in the front seats.

Convenience
The Dodge Charger will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Stinger, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Dodge Charger will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Stinger. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Dodge Charger is much higher than that for the Kia Stinger.

Dimensions
The Dodge Charger 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. If you go with the Dodge Charger, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Stinger.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Charger is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Stinger.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Charger transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Stinger.

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