Kia Stinger review

Category: Executive car

Section: Costs & verdict

Kia Stinger 2021 infotainment
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  • Kia Stinger 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia Stinger 2021 rear seats
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  • Kia Stinger 2021 front right tracking
  • Kia Stinger 2021 left tracking
  • Kia Stinger 2021 headlight detail
  • Kia Stinger 2021 grille detail
  • Kia Stinger 2021 alloy wheel
  • Kia Stinger 2021 front seats
  • Kia Stinger 2021 interior detail
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  • Kia Stinger 2021 boot open
  • Kia Stinger 2021 front
  • Kia Stinger 2021 rear cornering
  • Kia Stinger 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia Stinger 2021 rear seats
  • Kia Stinger 2021 infotainment
  • Kia Stinger 2021 left static
  • Kia Stinger 2021 front right tracking
  • Kia Stinger 2021 left tracking
  • Kia Stinger 2021 headlight detail
  • Kia Stinger 2021 grille detail
  • Kia Stinger 2021 alloy wheel
  • Kia Stinger 2021 front seats
  • Kia Stinger 2021 interior detail
  • Kia Stinger 2021 interior detail
  • Kia Stinger 2021 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

On the basis that the majority of the Stinger’s key rivals possess a level of badge desirability that it can’t compete with, Kia has undercut them accordingly on price.

You might think the its resale values wouldn’t pass muster, though. Well, it’s actually predicted to do slightly better in terms of depreciation than the Audi S5 Sportback (it won't do so well against the BMW M235i Gran Coupe and Mercedes-AMG CLA 35).

The glut of safety equipment is impressive too. It includes automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane assist, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring, a rear cross-traffic alert and high-beam assist standard. Euro NCAP crash tested the Kia Stinger and gave it the full five-star rating, finding it did a better job at protecting adults from injury than the Audi S5, although not the M235i or CLA35.

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Kia Stinger 2021 infotainment

Overview

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.

  • Exciting rear-wheel drive handling
  • Rapid acceleration
  • Masses of standard equipment
  • Some cheap interior plastics
  • Relatively poor CO2 emissions and fuel consumption
  • Average rear head room
New car deals
Target Price from £43,305
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