2018 Kia Stinger GT Review | Edmunds

Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago tests and reviews the 2018 Kia Stinger GT. The Stinger is a large, near-premium and performance-oriented sedan, and that makes it a big step for Kia. With a powerful turbocharged V6 and sporty handling, it has enticing ingredients. But how does it all come together? We'll find out by exploring how it drives at the Edmunds test track and by taking a close look at the interior.

Q: What kind of engine and transmission does the 2018 Kia Stinger GT have?
A: The Kia Stinger GT has a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 (365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque) and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Q: How much does the 2018 Kia Stinger GT cost?
A: The Kia Stinger starts at $32,800, including destination. The vehicle tested in this video is equipped with the GT2 trim level, which means it has upgrades such as a larger and more powerful engine, leather upholstery and a head-up display. The total price is $50,150.

Q: How fast is the 2018 Kia Stinger GT?
A: During testing, the Kia Stinger GT reached 60 mph in 5.0 seconds (4.7 seconds with a 1-foot rollout, as on a drag strip) and clocked a quarter-mile time of 13.2 seconds at 105.8 mph.

Q: What are the 2018 Kia Stinger GT's main competitors?
A: The Stinger is a bit larger than the usual German premium luxury compact cars, such as the 2018 Audi A4, the 2018 BMW 3 Series and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but there is some overlap in performance and price. As far as other large sedans that are equipped with twin-turbo V6 engines, the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO is a direct match.

Read our review here: https://www.edmunds.com/kia/stinger/2018/review/

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