October 20, 2017

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A lot of excellent midsize sedans are entering the market in 2018. None will challenge the status quo like the Kia Stinger (see related story: [email protected]

’18 Kia Stinger GT Specifications

Vehicle type

All-Wheel-Drive 5-passenger midsize sedan

Engine

DOHC All-Aluminum 3.3L Twin Turbo GDI V-6

Power (SAE net)

365 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

376 lb.-ft. (510 Nm) @ 1,300-4,500 rpm

Wheelbase

114.4 ins. (2, 906 mm)

Overall length

190.2 ins. (4,831 mm)

Overall width

73.6 ins. (1,869 mm)

Overall height

55.5 ins. (1,410 mm)

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Base Price in U.S.

$40,000

Fuel economy

NA

Competition

Audi S5 Sportback, BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, Lexus GS

Pros

Cons

Class-leading styling

Brand awareness issues

Practical hatchback design

Consumers shifting to CUVs

Superior power, torque

Engine sounds synthetic

 

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