New Kia Stinger GT S vs Audi S5 Sportback

The new Stinger GT S is the quickest and most striking Kia yet, but can it match the daddy of fast, four-door coupés, the Audi S5 Sportback?...

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What Car? team
07 April 2017

Infotainment systems

Audi S5 Sportback

New Kia Stinger GT S vs Audi S5 Sportback

Sharp 8.3in screen is easy to see, being mounted high up on the dashboard. The rotary controller and finger pad – for handwriting postcodes or telephone contacts – are easy to use while driving. A sat-nav with Google Earth, online access to live traffic and weather reports, plus Twitter, a DAB radio and Bluetooth come as standard. Wireless charging is optional (£325), as is a (£1295) package that includes a 20-speaker, 755W Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Kia Stinger GT S

New Kia Stinger GT S vs Audi S5 Sportback

The Stinger’s 8.0in screen offers reasonably sharp graphics. Although many of the screen icons are large and the menus are well designed, being a touchscreen and positioned at arm’s length from the driver’s seat makes it a bit distracting to operate on the go. Still, it comes very well equipped with sat-nav, smartphone mirroring and online services. The GT S also comes with a 15-speaker Harman Kardon stereo and wireless charging.