Since it debuted for the 2018 model year, the Kia Stinger has been a hit among customers and critics alike. We had never seen anything like it from the automaker. The Stinger comes with striking style and the best performance ever put out by Kia. It’s back for the 2019 model year, and we’re just as excited as we were last year.
With no notable changes to the car, drivers can expect the 2019 Stinger to be just as powerful, exhilarating, and impressive as the inaugural model. Base features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a rear camera, blind spot monitoring, park assist, and drive mode select. Learn about the engine specs below.
Of course, this is probably what brought you here. The Stinger’s calling card is and likely always will be its engine performance. No Kia model ever before has been as powerful and impressive under the hood as the Stinger, and there are a couple different options drivers can choose from. The Base and Premium trims come fitted with a 255-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. While that amount of power is certainly enough to satisfy most people, those who really want to ramp up the power can do so by opting for a GT model. The GT, GT1, and GT2 trims all feature a 3.3-liter V6 engine powered by 365 horses. Yeah, that kind of horsepower will make you feel like a superhero. All trims are available with both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The Stinger also boasts a respectable fuel economy. Depending on the engine type and individual driving habits, drivers can average up to 29 highway mpg, 22 city mpg, and 25 combined mpg.
If you didn’t get a chance to drive the 2018 Stinger, seize this opportunity and take the 2019 model for a test drive. At least come check it out for yourself. See what all the hoopla is about. We will go over everything else there is to know about this car. We can talk about pricing, financing, leasing, and anything else you may be wondering.