2019 New Cars

2019 Kia Stinger Review, GT

An all-new model from famous Korean automaker, the 2019 Kia Stinger comes soon to the markets, with great handling, power, and modern interior. This 4-door sedan will come with two engine options, new suspension, and longer wheelbase.

Stinger has some new modern interior features, and the handling is sharp and better than before. Additionally, Kia named the price for Stinger model and it is a lot cheaper than its main competitors.

2019 Kia Stinger front

2019 Kia Stinger is more aggressive with the sportier look

The 2019 Kia Stinger comes with perfect drive proportions with a short rear deck and longer hood. The elongated taillights and various vents upon all vehicle give Stinger more aggressive and sportier look. Up front, the well-known “tiger-nose” grille is almost the same, slightly refined with some chrome accents. Also, another “famous” thing about Kia Stinger is air dam below the grille, with one vent on each corner.

The headlights are unique with double LED running lamps. The hood is not only longer but smoother as well. From the side, Stinger looks muscular. There is a light body line that runs from the headlight, across the door and all the way to the rear. The windows get chrome treatment, and the mirrors match the door trim. A large glass roof is placed above the front seats and it looks beautiful. The 19-inch wheels are optional. The model will be also available in eight colors Aurora Black, Ceramic Silver, HiChroma Red, Micro Blue, Panthera Metal, Silky Silver, Snow White Pearl and Sunset Yellow.

2019 Kia Stinger Interior 

The interior of 2019 Kia Stinger looks amazing with the already familiar layout. The front and rear seats offer plenty of room, and the cargo space is good, with foldable seats even better. Soft-touch surfaces are all over the cabin, including the door panels and the dashboard. Furthermore, the dash looks elegant and brighter with a single trim strip that runs from the dash to a small control panel. The interior will be available with two colors choice Beige and Black.

There you can setup things like the hazard light and audio controls. The steering wheel features some red contrast stitching and it is a perfect match for the doors and seats. Next, to that, a digital instrumental cluster is placed with two analog gauges that are created in metal trim and two red needles.

The TFT display will provide all important information like navigation or oil temperature. The seats are in Nappa-leather and are very comfy. However, the list of safety features is long, with a blind-spot warning, lane-keep assist and cross-traffic warning are all included as options.

2019 Kia Stinger side

Trims Features

The 2019 Kia Stinger will come with five trims base one 2.0L, Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2. With the base one, you will get a steering wheel, keyless entry, push-button ignition and shift knob. There is also a 7-inch touch-screen audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For the safety, it highlights multiple airbags, Electronic stability controls, and rear parking sensors.

The much more will be seen on Premium and GT1 and G2 trim. The 19-inch wheels, Nappa leather, 16-way driver’s config seat, 720-watt Harman/Kardon audio system. However, the driver-assist package gives more like forward-collision avoidance, blind-spot and cross-traffic warning, smart cruise control, lane-keep assist. However, with GT2 model those features come standard.

2019 Kia Stinger interior

2019 Kia Stinger Engine and Performance

There are two engine options in the 2019 Kia Stinger. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 255 HP is the first option. This engine can create 260 lb-ft of torque but it is not the smoothest engine and for some tastes, it is too loud. However, if one chooses this type of engine it will get better fuel economy than second one GT Model. It is EPA rated in city/highway 22/29 mpg with rear-wheel drive and 21/29 mpg with the all-wheel-drive system.

2019 Kia Stinger GT Model

The model 2019 Kia Stinger GT will provide high performance and superior comfort. This model comes with very attractive color HiChroma Red. The trims like GT1 and GT2 will be also available with this color.

It comes with 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 365 HP and 375 lb-ft of torque. It is a powerful unit with excellent engine note and seems very smooth. This V6 drivetrain is optional but it worth every cent. Both engines are available with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Kia Stinger rear

2019 Kia Stinger Price and Release Date

The price for a base 2019 Kia Stinger model is $33,000. However, the Premium model is more recommendable, mostly because of the V6 engine and it will cost around $38,500. The powerful and attractive GT model starts less than $39,500. The most priced is the GT2 model with a price of $50,000. If one needs AWD system it must pay extra $2,200 for any model.

The all-wheel-drive system is optional and will cost additional $2,000. With all that, the conclusion is that the Kia Stinger is cheaper than its rivals like Audi A5 Sportback or a BMW4. The release date is not yet provided by Kia, but the first half of 2019 looks like the most realistic date.

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