As stylish as the latest KIA , they usually do not have the proper handling and performance. That all changed with the new 2018 Kia Stinger.
The 2018 Kia Stinger represents a significant step for the South Korean companies. The aggressive yet elegant design stands out between the sedans with the same price range. Even better, the Stinger performs a leap that is well above expectations for its modest price. The size is almost the same as Kia Optima sedan but lower, sleeker and stronger.
The 2018 Kia Stinger is a four-door sedan with a fastback-like hatch that sold in five trim levels: the base, Premium, GT, GT1 and GT2.
The 2018 Kia Stinger base and Premium is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel-drive. All-wheel drive is available as an option.
In track testing, the 2018 Kia Stinger 2.0T accelerates from 0 to 60 in quick 6.6 seconds. EPA fuel economy at 25 mpg combined (22 city/29 highway) with rear-wheel drive and 24 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway) with all-wheel drive.
The 2018 Kia Stinger GT employs a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine good for 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. It paired to an eight-speed automatic with manual shifting mode and rear-wheel-drive. All-wheel drive is available as an option.
In track testing, the RWD Stinger GT went from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds. EPA fuel economy at 21 mpg combined (19 city/25 highway) for both rear and all-wheel drive.