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Kia Stinger (CK) Sedan (2017-2020)

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Product Overview

Kia Stinger (code CK) is a compact executive sports sedan in production from 2017 to 2020, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.3 liters.
The Stinger has an exterior styling that excites. It has also a decidedly RWD-oriented chassis setup. Unfortunately, Kia has decided to use MacPherson strut front suspensions, which, while durable, is not conducive for the best handling characteristics.
The engine to get is the 3.3-liter bi-turbo V6 found in the GT. It was best in the first two years of the Stinger's production run, with 370hp and RWD. Unfortunately, after 2019 Kia had to detune the engine to meet the new Euro6d emission standard: AWD became "standard", too.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great external styling
  • Down to 4.9s 0-100kph time
  • Good towing capacity
  • Good fit and finish
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Addiction to AWD worsens

What external reviewers found***

Ext 66% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fantastic handling
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Fantastic performance
  • Impressive handling
  • Excellent seven-year warranty
Cons
  • Poor infotainment system
  • Lack of safety features
  • Lack of standard kit
  • Lack of driver-assistance tech
  • Lacklustre cabin
  • Lackluster rear-wheel drive
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Specifications

2.0 T-GDI 245hp2.0 T-GDI 256hp2.2 CRDi2.2 CRDi AWDGT 3.3 T-GDI AWD Euro6dGT 3.3 T-GDIGT 3.3 T-GDI AWD

Capacity

Cargo Capacity406 L / 14.3 cu-ft ~ 1114 L / 39.3 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity60.0 L / 15.9 gal
Passengers5
Payload415 kg / 915 lbs543 kg / 1197 lbs557 kg / 1228 lbs551 kg / 1215 lbs420 kg / 926 lbs480 kg / 1058 lbs491 kg / 1082 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs, 345 mmVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs, 350 mmVentilated discsVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discs, 330 mmVentilated discsDiscDiscVentilated discs, 340 mmVentilated discsVentilated discs
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size225/45 R18 95Y, 225/40 R19 93Y, 255/35 R19 96Y225/45 R18225/50 R17225/50 R17225/40 R19 93Y, 255/35 R19 96Y225/40 R19, 255/35 R19225/40 R19, 255/35 R19
Turning Circle11.2 m / 36.7 ft11.2 m / 36.7 ft11.2 m / 36.7 ft11.7 m / 38.4 ft11.7 m / 38.4 ft11.2 m / 36.7 ft11.7 m / 38.4 ft

Construction

Body Style5-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance130 mm / 5.1 in
Size | Height1400 mm / 55.1 in
Size | Length4830 mm / 190.2 in
Size | Width1870 mm / 73.6 in
Track Width | Front1596.0 mm / 62.8 in
Track Width | Rear1619.0 mm / 63.7 in
Weight1655.0 kg / 3648.7 lbs1642.0 kg / 3620.0 lbs1703.0 kg / 3754.5 lbs1774.0 kg / 3911.0 lbs1858.0 kg / 4096.2 lbs1780.0 kg / 3924.2 lbs1834.0 kg / 4043.3 lbs
Wheel Size8.0J x 18, 8J x 19, 8.5J x 198.0J x 187.0J x 177.0J x 178.0J x 19, 8.5J x 198.0J x 19, 8.5J x 198.0J x 19, 8.5J x 19
Wheelbase2905 mm / 114.4 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h6.3 sec6.0 sec7.7 sec7.6 sec5.5 sec4.9 sec4.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph6.0 sec5.7 sec7.3 sec7.2 sec5.2 sec4.7 sec4.7 sec
CO2 Emission181 ~ 186 g/km181 ~ 190 g/km146 ~ 147 g/km167 ~ 169 g/km240 g/km225 g/km244 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.30
Fuel Economy7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (combined) | 10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (urban) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (highway)7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (combined) | 10.6 L/100km / 22.2 MPG (urban) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (highway)5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (combined) | 6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (urban) | 4.8 L/100km / 49.0 MPG (highway)6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (combined) | 7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (urban) | 5.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (highway)10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (combined) | 14.3 L/100km / 16.4 MPG (urban) | 8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (highway)9.9 L/100km / 23.8 MPG (combined) | 13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (urban) | 7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (highway)10.6 L/100km / 22.2 MPG (combined) | 14.2 L/100km / 16.6 MPG (urban) | 8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (highway)
Top Speed233.0 km/h / 144.8 mph232.0 km/h / 144.2 mph225.0 km/h / 139.8 mph230.0 km/h / 142.9 mph270.0 km/h / 167.8 mph270.0 km/h / 167.8 mph270.0 km/h / 167.8 mph
Towing Capacity750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1100 kg / 2425 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1000 kg / 2205 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 6d-TempEuro 6Euro 6Euro 6Euro 6d-TempEuro 6Euro 6
Engine | Bore86.0 mm / 3.4 in86.0 mm / 3.4 in85.4 mm / 3.4 in85.4 mm / 3.4 in92.0 mm / 3.6 in92.0 mm / 3.6 in92.0 mm / 3.6 in
Engine | Compression Ratio10.0:110.0:116.0:116.0:110.0:110.0:110.0:1
Engine | Displacement2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc2.2 L / 134.2 cu-in / 2199.0 cc2.2 L / 134.2 cu-in / 2199.0 cc3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc
Engine | Power245.0 hp / 182.7 kW @ 6200 rpm256.0 hp / 190.9 kW @ 6200 rpm200.0 hp / 149.1 kW @ 3800 rpm200.0 hp / 149.1 kW @ 3800 rpm366.0 hp / 272.9 kW @ 6000 rpm370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output122.6 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in128.1 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in91.0 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in91.0 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in109.5 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke86.0 mm / 3.4 in86.0 mm / 3.4 in96.0 mm / 3.8 in96.0 mm / 3.8 in83.8 mm / 3.3 in83.8 mm / 3.3 in83.8 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Torque353 Nm / 260.4 lb-ft @ 1400-4000 rpm353 Nm / 260.4 lb-ft @ 1400-4000 rpm441 Nm / 325.3 lb-ft @ 1750-2750 rpm440 Nm / 324.5 lb-ft @ 1750-2750 rpm510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinderBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears8-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic

Production

Availability2019 ~ 20202017 ~ 20182017 ~ 20202017 ~ 20202019 ~ 20202017 ~ 20182017 ~ 2018

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External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 49%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The 2.2-litre CRDi diesel isn’t the most exciting engine in the world. It’s a rather vocal unit at idle and under acceleration, although it does pipe down when you reach cruising speeds. Its ride errs on the firmer side of things at lower speeds, but pick up the pace and it becomes far more fluid and comfortable.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful diesel engine
  • Excellent seven-year warranty
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Not the most exciting engine
  • Lacklustre cabin

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 61%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The new Kia Stinger GT S comes with only one no-extra-cost colour – and it’s the one you’re looking at. There are two shades of grey, a white, a black and a red – but all cost £645 as ‘premium’ colours. The reactions of the public are already telling, by the way.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Impressive rear drive
Cons
  • Only one colour option
  • No headlight bulb kit

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
£31,580 Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0 Turbo 200 Super is the top pick here for keen drivers. It was the quickest car on test, accelerating from 0-60mph in 6.7 seconds. It's not as good to drive as the Alfa, but it's slightly more comfortable and returned better economy on test.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Sharp handling
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Poor infotainment system
  • Lack of standard kit

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score 63%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Kia Stinger is a family-sized five-door hatchback/saloon. It has a coupe-style fastback roofline and plenty of aggressive design details. Even the 2.2 diesel and 2.0 petrol models share the same dramatic body details. The driving position in the Kia is great, and there's lots of adjustment in the wheel.
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Pros
  • High-quality interior
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons
  • Interior isn’t quite as refined as rivals
  • Lack of safety features

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
In GT-Line spec (as tested) it's the most affordable Stinger on sale, with prices starting from just £31,995. Almost everything you'd want is included, from the 18-inch wheels to the eight-inch touchscreen sat-nav and electrically-operated driver's seat. The only thing that might leave you wanting is the slightly rudimentary halogen headlamps.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic handling
  • Decent infotainment system
  • Good standard equipment
Cons
  • Diesel is falling out of favour
  • No adaptive dampers

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The all-new Kia Stinger has played a significant role in helping the Korean brand update its image. It's the latest car to join the Auto Express test fleet. This is Kia's first real attempt at taking on the established German car makers. So, I'll be running the Stinger for six months to see if it's cut out for life in the executive company car park.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic looks
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • No automatic tailgate
  • Bong when you open and close the boot

carmagazine[7]

Sentiment Score 61%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The Stinger maintains its adjustable nature on road. It doesn't feel invincible, but provides the tools and feedback needed to coax it down a challenging road. The steering might be low on feel, but it is well-weighted and breeds enough confidence to start taking some serious speed into corners. Prices are from £31,995 for the entry-level 2.0-litre petrol and up to £40,495 for the top-of-the-range diesel.
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Pros
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent handling
Cons
  • Fidgety ride
  • No manual lock-out

carmagazine[8]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The GT420 is a modified version of the Kia Stinger. It has a 3.3-litre V6 twin-turbocharged petrol engine. Instead of the stock 365bhp and 376lbs ft, the GT420 produces 422bhp. The engine modifications read like your 18-year-old self's fantasy mod list – HKS racing spark plugs, K&N sports air filter and Milltek Sport quad-pipe exhaust.
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Pros
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Powerful engine
  • Impressive handling
Cons
  • Not the fastest
  • Not the most fun to drive

cnet[9]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The base-level Kia Stinger GT starts at just $32,900. It has the same, 365-horsepower V6 as the GT1 and GT2, with 376 pound-feet of torque. The Stinger's cockpit is thoughtfully laid out and nice enough for its modest price tag.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic performance
  • Comfortable cabin
  • Excellent infotainment
Cons
  • Lack of driver-assistance tech
  • Lackluster rear-wheel drive

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Kia Stinger 2.2 CRDi 2018 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/kia/stinger/first-drives/kia-stinger-22-crdi-2018-uk-review. 2018-05-04. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
2. ^ Kia Stinger GT S long-term review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/kia/stinger/first-drives/kia-stinger-gt-s-long-term-review. 2018-09-06. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
3. ^ Kia Stinger vs Jaguar XE vs Alfa Romeo Giulia. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-reviews/104001/kia-stinger-vs-jaguar-xe-vs-alfa-romeo-giulia. 2018-07-07. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
4. ^ Kia Stinger review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/kia/stinger. 2018-08-23. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
5. ^ Kia Stinger GT-Line 2.0 petrol review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/kia/stinger/102977/kia-stinger-gt-line-20-petrol-review. 2018-11-28. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
6. ^ Kia Stinger GT-Line S: long-term test review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/kia/stinger/104166/kia-stinger-gt-line-s-long-term-test-review. 2018-11-21. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
7. ^ Kia Stinger GT (2018) review: well worth a look-in. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/kia/kia-stinger-gt-2017-review/. 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
8. ^ Kia Stinger GT420 (2019) review: one of a kind. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/kia/stinger-gt420/. 2019-08-01. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
9. ^ 2019 Kia Stinger GT review: An amazing performance bargain. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2019-kia-stinger-review/. 2019-10-30. Retrieved 2022-02-16.

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