Kia Stinger has a positive reputation of being one of the best performance rides in the industry, so it should be interesting to see what kind of improvements made to 2023 Kia Stinger. Stinger is known to have a good combination of fastback body, two options of turbocharged engines, and rear wheel driving system.
Kia Stinger has been designed as a big and sporty sedan – and Kia has set up as a tough competitor to European’s auto elites. And it’s quite good to say that Kia doesn’t disappoint at all. You can even compare the premium feel (and appearance) to Gran Coupe 4-series from Beemer and Sportback A5 from Audi. Stinger has nice control for the drive, giving it reliable option for auto enthusiasts with limited budgets. The construction of the upcoming 2023 Kia Stinger is similar to a sedan, Genesis G70, although Stinger offers bigger cargo space, appealing hatchback liftgate (with fastback sexy roofline), and more spacious cabin.
For the upcoming model, Stinger gets the optional turbocharged engine that is able to produce 300 hp of power. For the styles, exterior refreshment works include new wheel style, bigger exhaust tips, and lighting elements. For the cabin, it isn’t only getting refreshed materials, but it will also get adjustable and new ambient lighting, bigger infotainment display screen with 10.3 inch, and metallic trim accents.
Pros and Cons
There are several beneficial traits that you can expect from this ride. For a starter, the ride would be coming with optional engine of V6, which is claimed to be strong and punchy. The design has its own sexy appeal and lines with hatchback functionality and practicality. Even the base trim offers a sophisticated premium feel and look on its own.
However, there are several cons to be careful about the ride. For a starter, the cabin trims aren’t as posh as other competitors. It hasn’t reached the stage of being luxurious – in a sense. When the ride is on twisty and fast roads, it feels wobbly and a bit unsettled. Basically, the Stinger is a potential ride in Kia’s line – sharing similar to SUV Telluride.
Engine and Performance
There are 3 different engines offered within this line – with either all wheel or rear wheel driving system. The entry level type would be coming with 2.0 liter capacity, while the V6 twin-turbo is powerful enough. The V6 twin turbo engine with 3.3 liter capacity is able to produce 368 hp of power. And there is another optional engine with four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 2.5 liter capacity. The ride comes with auto 8-speed transmission that offers nice and agile response.
The price ranges are different, depending on the trims. The entry level is GT-Line, sold for around $35,000. The 2.5T would be around $38,000. The GT is $41,000, while GT1 is $47,000. The premium line is GT2 is $52,000.
The price may be higher when compared to others, especially the competitors, but you have to admit that the 2023 Kia Stinger has promising quality and performance that makes it worth the spending.