Kia has long been slept on when it comes to rating midsize sedan luxury, performance, and overall style. Those days have now come to an end with the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger, a sporty, elegant take on a sedan well known for its reliability and easy handling. Peterbrough Kia has been anticipating this highly-acclaimed Kia model for some time, which is why we’re excited to present the characteristics we believe elevate the Kia Stinger into a class of its own.
The Stinger is available in five trims: 2.0L, Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2; all of which can be upgraded to all-wheel drive. The 2.0L trim, the most affordable of the lot, doesn’t skimp on luxury or performance with its push-to-start button feature, 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and premium fuel recommendation. The Premium trims features all that the 2.0L trim has, with the addition of a navigation system, a sunroof, and high-performance dampers. The GT trims feature upgrades like electronically controlled suspension and shift-by-wire-capabilities, making the Stinger a competitor worthy of the auto world’s attention.
What sets the 2018 Kia Stinger apart from the rest is that even its lowest level trim boasts a supremely luxurious interior. The 2.0L trim features leather seat trim with heated front seats, a first for Kia lower-end trims. As you get up to the higher-level trims, the Stinger becomes available in Nappa leather seat options, premium sound system upgrades, and advanced driver assistance systems.
A New Realm of Power
The Kia Stinger’s performance easily rivals that of luxury brands such as BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes. Not only can all Stinger models be upgraded to all-wheel drive, they also come with turbo-powered engines. However, each engine differs with each trim. The 2.0L and Premium trims feature an I-4 Turbo GDI engine with 255 horsepower and 22-city/29-highway/25-combined MPG. All of the Stinger GT trims feature a 3.3L V6 Twin Turbo GDI with 365 horsepower and 19-city/25-highway/21-combined MPG.