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

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£42,655
Review

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.

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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.


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

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