Drive in Style in the 2018 Kia Stinger

January 4th, 2018 by


The  Stinger is an all-new performance sedan, and the first in the segment for Kia. This new vehicle has an aggressive style to make it stand out among other sedans, and it has a two powerful engines to choose from.  In addition to its looks and its power, the Stinger has all the features you’d expect in a luxury vehicle. Here is how you can drive in style in the new 2018 Kia Stinger.

The Look

The Stinger is a four-door sedan with a fastback roofline that leads to a large hatchback, and it has a long hood with and a short overhang in the rear. There are also aerodynamic design features to help with its performance such as wheel air curtains that have working vents, and grills behind the front wheels. Underneath, a belly pan works to smooth the airflow, and in the back you’ll find a ducktail rear spoiler and a rear diffuser.

The Trim Levels

Kia offers the Stinger in five different trim levels. The base Base starts things off with 18-inch wheels, LED running lights, and power-folding side mirrors that are also heated. A step up to the Premium adds a sunroof and LED headlights. The next level of models starts with the GT. These have 19-inch wheels, Bembo brakes, aluminum pedals, aluminum scuff plates, and they come with a launch control system. The GT1 adds of the features of the Premium to the GT along with auto-dimming side mirrors, and the GT2 sits at the top with a hands-free trunk, added safety features, and some interior upgrades.

The Technology

This performance sedan comes with the latest version of Kia’s Uvo infotainment system. The updated version has easy to use menus, convenient placement of controls so the driver can keep their eyes on the road, and it works with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All the models also have Bluetooth, voice controls, and a built-in navigation system. All models get three USB ports, a 7-inch touch screen, and a the option to upgrade the six-speaker stereo system to a 15-speaker Harman Kardon system.

The Cabin

Inside, the Stinger’s cabin is sleek and stylish. There is plenty of room for five passengers, and the back has an abundance of head and leg room. All the trims come standard with genuine leather, with the option to upgrade to an even higher-quality Nappa leather. Heated front seats come standard in all trims, and if you upgrade to the GT2 you’ll get upgraded seats in the front that include ventilation.


Advances safety systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with mitigation and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking come standard on the GT2 and offer as an option on all the other trims. A driver attention monitor, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and automatic high beams are also standard on the GT2.

These are some of the best features of the new 2018 Kia Stinger. This new sedan is an exciting addition to the Kia lineup and well-worth a test drive.

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