Kia Stinger 3.3 T-GDi 361 GT S 5dr Auto Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

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RRP£44,160
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

You get an awful lot for your money with the Kia Stinger, including entertaining rear-wheel drive handling, a smooth yet punchy V6 engine and an exceedingly high level of standard equipment.

The sole trim level comes stacked with equipment. Along with the powerful V6 engine, you get Brembo brakes, 19in wheels, an eight-speed automatic gearbox, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone climate control, a 10.3in touchscreen infotainment system with sat nav, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a Harman Kardon stereo, electric heated and cooled front seats with memory, heated rear seats, nappa leather upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera system, auto LED lights and auto wipers. Safety is covered by automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, blindspot monitoring and a rear cross traffic alert.

This twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 is coupled to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that exclusively powers the rear wheels. Officially it’ll crack 0-60mph in 4.7sec; we managed 4.8sec in our independent tests. It has plenty of power from low revs, and is a smooth operator too. It sits in the top 37% tax bracket like many of its competitors, although more of an issue is the Stinger’s thirst for petrol. It’s a real struggle to get anywhere near 30mpg.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

28

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

406

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

229

g/km