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2018 Kia Stinger In-Depth Review: Social Climber Succeeds

The 2018 Kia Stinger is a high performing, four door, sedan that feels more like a luxury vehicle. Turbo charged, and roomy enough for easy child seat installation. Turn heads outside with its unique design, while you and your family enjoy the comfortable and stylish interior. Base model is affordable with upgrades that can perfect your prefrences.

Key Takeaways:

  • With its racy lines, a choice of a punchy turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a powerhouse twin-turbo V-6 coupled to either rear- or all-wheel drive, the Stinger checks several important boxes for a car in this segment.
  • The Stinger’s entry-level four-cylinder model would represent a compelling mix of features and value for most drivers, but as enthusiasts, we’ll pin our fortunes to the Stinger GT
  • The base GT comes in at $39,250. Stepping up to the GT1 trim adds a larger infotainment system with navigation, adaptive dampers, a 15-speaker audio system, and memory settings for the driver’s seat, among other features.

“The Stinger set wheel to pavement for the first time with the 2018 model year, so from the powertrains to the interior to the hatchback-sedan body style, it’s brand new.”