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2022 Kia Stinger vs. 2021 Lexus IS 300 Review

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2022 Kia
Stinger

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2021 Lexus
IS 300

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MSRP*
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$36,090 to $53,490
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$39,050 to $41,050
Invoice* $34,465 to $51,082 $36,318 to $38,178
MPG - City 17 - 22 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 24 - 32 26 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Stinger than the Lexus IS 300. The Lexus IS 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Stinger.

Convenience
With the Lexus IS 300 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 IS 300. 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 IS 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Stinger is a little wider than the Lexus IS 300, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Stinger, which is slightly longer than the Lexus IS 300.

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 IS 300.

Handling
The Kia Stinger has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 300, making it slightly more difficult to 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 IS 300. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Stinger and the Lexus IS 300. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Stinger will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 300.

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