2019 Kia Stinger

Buyer's Guide

Kia turned heads when it announced its intention to build the Stinger, a sport sedan with the chops to take on the best mid-size luxury cars from around the world. Now it's the Stinger itself that's turning heads with exotic looks that project an image much richer than this car's relatively modest pricing would suggest.

For 2019, Kia makes the Stinger more accessible with a new GT-Line trim that introduces a new, entry-level 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a leaner list of standard features.

That new motor makes 255 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque to the 3.3L turbo V6 that carries over in GT and GT Limited trims with its 365 hp and 376 lb-ft. Both engines share an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.

We're not kidding when we talk about this car's ability to turn heads. Its shape is reminiscent of the Porsche Panamera and details in the going-away view call to mind the Maserati Quattroporte. Take the Kia badges off the Stinger and it could be mistaken for either of those cars at a casual glance -- a big deal for a brand like Kia that's still working to show the auto industry it can build cars for drivers with discerning tastes, not just modest budgets.

The new GT-Line trim comes standard with 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, full LED exterior lighting, heated and power-folding side mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather seating, heated eight-way power front seats, heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, 7.0-inch infotainment display, nine-speaker stereo with satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, wireless smartphone charging, cruise control, drive mode selector, passive keyless entry, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and rear parking sensors.

GT models move up to 19-inch wheels, sound-reducing front door glass, sunroof, auto-dimming side mirrors, driver's seat memory, power-adjustable steering wheel, carbon fibre interior trim, stainless steel door scuff plates and a power tailgate.

Finally, GT Limited adds steerable headlights, rain-sensing wipers, Nappa leather seating, adjustable driver's seat cushion extension and side bolsters, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, aluminum interior trim, 8.0-inch infotainment display, 15-speaker stereo, adaptive cruise control, LCD gauge cluster, head-up display, lane keeping assist, driver attention alert, automatic emergency braking and a 360-degree exterior camera system.

Kia's fuel consumption estimates are 11.1/8.1 L/100 km (city/highway) for the four-cylinder engine and 12.7/9.6 with the V6.

2019 Kia Stinger Specifications

There are 4 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $39,995 MSRP
9.6
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
255 hp @6200 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
GT-Line AWD $39,995 5 Sedan
GT-Line AWD 255 hp @6200 rpm 260 ft-lb @1400 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
GT-Line AWD 190.2" 73.6" 55.1" 114.4"
GT-Line AWD
GT-Line AWD Leather Seats
GT-Line AWD
GT-Line AWD
GT AWD $44,995 5 Sedan
GT AWD 365 hp @6000 rpm 376 ft-lb @1300 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
GT AWD 190.2" 73.6" 55.1" 114.4"
GT AWD
GT AWD Leather Seats
GT AWD
GT AWD
GT Limited AWD w/Red Interior $49,995 5 Sedan
GT Limited AWD w/Red Interior 365 hp @6000 rpm 376 ft-lb @1300 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
GT Limited AWD w/Red Interior 190.2" 73.6" 55.1" 114.4"
GT Limited AWD w/Red Interior
GT Limited AWD w/Red Interior Leather Seats
GT Limited AWD w/Red Interior
GT Limited AWD w/Red Interior
GT Limited AWD $49,995 5 Sedan
GT Limited AWD 365 hp @6000 rpm 376 ft-lb @1300 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
GT Limited AWD 190.2" 73.6" 55.1" 114.4"
GT Limited AWD
GT Limited AWD Leather Seats
GT Limited AWD
GT Limited AWD

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