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Kia Stinger Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2018)

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2018 Kia Stinger Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Hatch
Wheelbase 114.4 in
Length 190.2 in
Width 73.6 in
Height 55.1 in
Curb Weight 3611 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.9 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 56.4 in
Hip Room, Row 1 55.5 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.6 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.0 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 54.8 in
Hip Room, Row 2 56.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 36.4 in
Total Legroom 79 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 23.3 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 40.9 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2018 Kia Stinger

2018 Kia Stinger Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2018 Spring for the top-of-the-line Stinger GT2, and the Kia's driver seat gains power adjustments for its side bolsters and cushion length. The tested car was a GT1, yet I did not miss these adjustments. The seat fit me very well without them. I did miss the GT2's ventilated seats on hot days. And if your front seat passenger requires 4-way adjustable lumbar or either of you desires upgraded leather, then you'll also want the top trim. The tested Audi S5 Sportback was fitted with optional ventilated seats. Unfortunately, upgrading to these seats deletes the otherwise standard power-adjustable side bolsters (and massage function), and in this car I did miss having them. Compared to the Kia's, the Audi's seats are much firmer and not nearly as form-fitting. In my rating, I've assumed that the S5 Sportback's standard seats can be adjusted to provide better support than the optional ventilated seats. Otherwise I'd rate the Kia's front seats "much better." Moving to the back seat, in either car headroom should be just enough for adults up to about six feet in height. This is a big improvement over the initial iteration of the S5 Sportback. That car never made it to North America because of a severe rear headroom deficiency. When it comes to rear knee and leg room, the Stinger offers about two-and-a-half more inches. Rear seat passengers are likely to prefer the Kia, especially if they can't quite fit behind a tall driver in the S5. see full Kia Stinger review
 

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2018 Kia Stinger 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Base Premium GT GT1 GT2
Standard Engineturbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
255 hp@6200
260 lb-ft@1400
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
255 hp@6200
260 lb-ft@1400
turbocharged
3.3L V6
DOHC-4v
365 hp@6000
376 lb-ft@1300
turbocharged
3.3L V6
DOHC-4v
365 hp@6000
376 lb-ft@1300
turbocharged
3.3L V6
DOHC-4v
365 hp@6000
376 lb-ft@1300
Standard Transmission8-speed manually-shiftable automatic8-speed manually-shiftable automatic8-speed manually-shiftable automatic8-speed manually-shiftable automatic8-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWDAWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires225/45VR18 tires225/45VR18 tires225/40YR19 tires (front)
255/35YR19 tires (rear)
225/40YR19 tires (front)
255/35YR19 tires (rear)
225/40YR19 tires (front)
255/35YR19 tires (rear)
Optional Tires  225/45VR18 tires225/45VR18 tires225/45VR18 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2018 Kia Stinger

2018 Kia Stinger Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2018 Compared to the S5 Sportback, the Kia Stinger GT is four inches longer, an inch wider, a half-inch taller, and (with AWD, standard on the Audi) about 100 pounds heavier. Against its slightly greater mass the Kia pits a slightly more powerful engine, a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 good for 365 horsepower (vs. the Audi's 354). The outcome: both cars are about equally quick according to the stopwatch. A hard run from a dead stop to 60 mph takes four seconds and change in either car. Subjectively, the Kia feels somewhat stronger and more responsive than the Audi, especially right after you crack open the throttle and at low speeds. I suspect this is because the Audi engine is smaller, 3.0 vs. 3.3 liters, and relies on a large single turbo (instead of a pair of smaller turbos that spool up more rapidly) to compensate. The previous generation Audi S5 (and S4 sedan) employed a more responsive supercharged engine. The Kia engine makes more noise, and generally has more character. With either car you can request additional synthetic engine noises via the audio system, but these noises seem artificial. I turned them off. Both cars' engines are paired with manually shiftable eight-speed automatic transmissions. Doing its best to imitate the previous-generation S5's dual-clutch automated manual transmission, the Audi's automatic shifts more firmly and tightly than the Kia's, especially in "dynamic" mode. The Kia's transmission isn't quite as responsive, especially when manual shifts are requested via the paddles, but performs more than adequately. Both the Kia and the Audi are also offered with 250-or-so horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines, if you don't need (or don't want to pay for) the additional power of the V6s. With the four, the Stinger is just the Stinger, no "GT," and the Audi is the A5 rather than the S5. Want even more power? Then the Audi, also offered in 444-horsepower RS 5 form for 2019, becomes your only option in the class. (BMW doesn't yet offer any of its liftbacks in M form.) see full Kia Stinger review
 

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2018 Kia Stinger MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Hatch Base 31,900 29,923 900
4dr Hatch Premium 37,100 34,800 900
4dr Hatch GT 38,350 35,973 900
4dr Hatch GT1 43,250 40,570 900
4dr Hatch GT2 49,200 46,150 900

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