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What is the Fastest Kia Stinger Model?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at 6:30 pm
2018 kia stinger in red cruising around a track

2018 Kia Stinger Performance Specs

One of the most anticipated cars of the year, and a finalist for the prestigious “North American Car of the Year,” the 2018 Kia Stinger has arrived. The Kia Stinger answers a question you may not remember asking – “Why isn’t driving fun?”

Because let’s be honest, driving has its moments of excitement and adventure, but your morning commute isn’t something you look forward to. The 2018 Kia Stinger was designed with the goal in mind of changing that. By providing drivers with a thrilling performance in a justifiably-sensible package, Kia wants you to know that it’s okay to enjoy, and even look forward to, the ride to the grocery store.


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The 2018 Kia Stinger marries breathtaking style and performance with cutting-edge technology. Beyond its sports car status, however, it’s a smart option. The 2018 Kia Stinger features UVO with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The seats are comfortable and feature available heating and cooling. The interior is spacious, and the fastback design provides up to 40.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

Simply put, it’s a decision that your heart will love and your brain will agree with.

2018 Kia Stinger Performance

Now that we’ve shown what a smart buy it is, let’s talk about just how much exhilaration the 2018 Kia Stinger provides. The Stinger is available in two powertrain configurations, which allow you to choose between thrilling efficiency or aggressive track-readiness.

2018 Kia Stinger Base and Premium Performance Specs

  • 2.0L twin-scroll, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
    • 255 horsepower (@ 6,200 rpm)
    • 260 lb-ft. of torque (@ 1,400 – 4,000 rpm)
    • 0 – 60 mph in 5.9 seconds
    • EPA-estimated 22 city, 29 highway, 25 combined MPG (RWD)
    • EPA-estimated 21 city, 29 highway, 24 combined MPG (AWD)
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with sport shift and paddle shifters
  • Rack-mounted, motor-driven power steering (R-MDPS)
  • Multi-link rear suspension

2018 Kia Stinger GT, GT1 and GT2 Performance Specs

  • 3.3L turbocharged V6 engine
    • 365 horsepower (@ 6,000 rpm)
    • 376 lb-ft. of torque (@ 1,300-4,500 rpm)
    • 0 – 60 in 4.7 seconds
    • 1/4 mile in 13.3 seconds
    • Maximum speed of 167 mph
    • EPA-estimated 19 city, 25 highway, 21 combined MPG
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with sport shift and paddle shifters
  • Brembo brakes
  • Rack-mounted, motor-driven power steering (R-MDPS)
  • Multi-link rear suspension

Engine bay for 2018 Kia stinger gt2 open with turbo engine cover in frame

2018 kia stinger in red driving around forest road

The 2018 Kia Stinger delivers incredible performance and a lot of amenities. For more information on the 2018 Kia Stinger, or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!


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