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2021 Kia Stinger vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2021 Kia
Stinger

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$33,090 to $52,590
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $31,037 to $49,330 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 17 - 22 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
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 Volkswagen Arteon than the Kia Stinger, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Stinger will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Arteon 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). Whether you pick the Kia Stinger or the Volkswagen Arteon, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
The Kia Stinger is about the same width as the Volkswagen Arteon. When looking at overall length, the Kia Stinger takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Arteon.

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 Volkswagen Arteon.

Handling
The Kia Stinger has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Arteon, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Stinger has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Arteon. 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 Volkswagen Arteon. The Kia Stinger has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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