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2022 Kia Stinger vs. 2021 Lexus ES 250 Review

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2022 Kia
Stinger

MSRP*: $36,090 to $53,490
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2021 Lexus
ES 250

MSRP*: $40,000 to $49,000
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Invoice* $34,465 to $51,082 $37,468 to $45,749
MPG - City 17 - 22 MPG 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 40.9 ft3 16.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 368 hp 203 hp
Exterior Length 190.2 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 73.6 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.6 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Head Room Front 38.3 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 250 than the Kia Stinger, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 250, the Kia Stinger may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 250 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia Stinger, due to its tank size and 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Stinger will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus ES 250. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Stinger and the Lexus ES 250 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Stinger is about the same width as the Lexus ES 250. The Kia Stinger is slightly shorter than the Lexus ES 250, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Kia Stinger has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 250, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Stinger has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 250. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Stinger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 250.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Stinger and the Lexus ES 250. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Stinger will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus ES 250.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Stinger than that of the Lexus ES 250.