2019 Kia Stinger vs. 2019 Lexus ES 350 Review

New 2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Kia
Stinger

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New 2019 Lexus ES 350

2019 Lexus
ES 350

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MSRP*
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$32,990 to $52,400
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$39,750 to $44,285
Invoice* $30,945 to $49,151 $37,235 to $41,407
MPG - City 17 - 22 22
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 31 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 350 than the Kia Stinger, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 350, the Kia Stinger may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 350 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). The Kia Stinger is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus ES 350. 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 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Stinger is about the same width as the Lexus ES 350. The Kia Stinger is slightly shorter than the Lexus ES 350, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
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 350.

Handling
The Kia Stinger has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 350, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Stinger is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus ES 350.

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 350. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Stinger will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus ES 350.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Stinger than that of the Lexus ES 350.