Kia Stinger review

Category: Executive car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:petrol
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Even with a standard sunroof fitted, there’s enough head room up front in the Kia Stinger for anyone over six feet tall, and there's loads of leg room too.

Storage space is also generous, with a large cubby beneath the front central armrest, space for two sizeable cups in front of that and, at the base of the dashboard, a further storage area that can be hidden from view by a soft-close sliding lid. All four door pockets and the glovebox are a decent size, too.

Head and leg room in the rear are less generous for taller adults, and a third rear passenger will be a proper squeeze, but it’s on a par with the Audi S5 Sportback and soundly thrashes the BMW M235i Gran Coupe and Mercedes-AMG CLA 35. The rear seats in the Volkswagen Arteon feel palatial in comparison, though.

The Stinger's powered hatchback-style tailgate provides a wide opening for easy loading and, at 406 litres, the boot is big enough to take six carry-on suitcases. That’s not bad, but it's one less case than an A5 Sportback can fit and two less than the Arteon’s gargantuan boot will manage.

If you need more room, you can drop the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats so you have an almost flat extended load area. Annoyingly, there’s no ski flap for long thin items.

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