The automotive market has recently seen the addition of multiple new fastback performance sedans. Looking at the 2018 Kia Stinger vs the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback compares two of these new models. These two cars each offer multiple engine and drive options and a versatile fastback body style.
Choosing a fastback over a conventional sedan allows for even more storage space. The new Stinger offers 23.3 cubic feet of storage space under the rear hatch. Folding down the back seats increases this number to 40.9 cubic feet.
|2018 Kia Stinger||VS||2018 Buick Regal Sportback|
|255 horsepower, 260 pound-feet torque||Base Engine Performance||250 horsepower, 250 pound-feet torque|
|365 horsepower, 376 pound-feet torque||Best Engine Performance||310 horsepower, 295 pound-feet torque|
|RWD, AWD||Drive Systems||FWD, AWD|
The 2018 Kia Stinger and 2018 Buick Regal Sportback each offer two engine options. The cars each begin with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Stinger engine produces 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The Regal engine is rated at 250 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque.
Both cars also offer V-6 engine options. The Kia engine is again able to best the performance numbers available on the Regal. Stinger models offer a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 that produces 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. The Regal’s available 3.6-liter V-6 is rated at 310 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
Two drive systems will also be offered on both cars. The Regal is offered in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, while the Stinger utilizes rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems.
Kia will be offering the Stinger in five total trim levels: Stinger, Premium, GT, GT1 and GT2. Each trim will offer a variety of features and systems. Driver assistance features offered on the car include Forward Collision Avoidance System, Driver Attention Warning, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning.