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2022 Kia Stinger vs. 2022 Lexus ES 300h Review

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2022 Kia
Stinger

MSRP*: $36,290 to $53,690
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2022 Lexus
ES 300h

MSRP*: $42,150 to $51,330
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MPG - City 17 - 22 MPG 43 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 300-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 368-hp, 3.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 215-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 - 368 hp 215 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 39.3 in
Head Room Front 38.3 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.4 in
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Kia Stinger, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h, the Kia Stinger may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h 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 300h.

Dimensions
The Kia Stinger is about the same width as the Lexus ES 300h. The Kia Stinger is slightly shorter than the Lexus ES 300h, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Kia Stinger has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 300h, 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 300h. 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 300h.

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 300h.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Stinger than that of the Lexus ES 300h.