2019 KIA Stinger vs. 2018 Tesla Model 3



2019 Kia Stinger vs 2019 Tesla Model 3


2019 Kia Stinger 2019 Tesla Model 3
MSRP*
  $32,990 $35,950
Cargo Space
  23.3 cu.ft. 15.0 cu.ft.

2019 Kia Stinger vs 2019 Tesla Model 3

Serving Gainesville, GA

Two of the most stunning new vehicles on the road today are the KIA Stinger and the Tesla Model 3. When these models are seen cruising down the road, heads turn to admire their style and innovation. If you are preparing to take home a new car soon, you understandably may be wondering what each of these vehicles actually offer in terms of performance and features. While they are both gorgeous models, they differ in many important ways.

Powertrain and Performance

As you compare the 2019 KIA Stinger to the 2018 Tesla Model 3, one of the most significant differences that you should be aware of lies under the hood. The Stinger is a compact executive car with a 5-door fastback body style. This is a gas-powered vehicle that comes in two available powertrains. One powertrain is a turbocharged 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine that delivers 255 horsepower. The other available powertrain is a turbocharged 3.3-liter, 6-cylinder engine that provides 365 horsepower. The 2018 Tesla Model 3, on the other hand, is an all-electric vehicle. It has a compact executive car design with a 4-door fastback body style. The powertrain consists of a dual motor design that is powered entirely by electricity. It is capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds, and it has a range of more than 300 miles on a single battery charge. These are both attractive cars that are designed with performance in mind, but they deliver in this area in unique ways.

Exterior Style

It also may be difficult to overlook the distinctive exterior style of both of these high-end sports sedans. While the Stinger and the Model 3 are both included in the same vehicle class, the Stinger is longer and has a larger wheelbase. This creates a slightly roomier interior and considerably more cargo space in the Stinger. The Stinger has a prowling look from the front end and side views. This is characterized by a drawn-out black grille with air intakes in the front and on the side panels. While the roofline slopes downward to the back sharply, the hood remains fairly level to give the vehicle a powerful look. The Model 3 has a similar fastback design, but its front end fades downward more sharply. As an electric vehicle, it lacks a grille or air intakes. This creates a modern, sleek look on the front end. They both come with exceptional exterior features, such as tinted windows, LED headlights and taillights, a sunroof and other features.

Overall Value

You can see that the Kia Stinger for 2019 and the Model 3 for 2018 have a few similarities, but their differences are pronounced. Another important difference is in pricing. The Stinger is available in five trims, and the Model 3 is available in three trims. The Stinger is a more affordable car across all trims. In fact, the difference between the base Stinger and base Model 3 is approximately $15,000. A similar price difference is in place for the highest trims for each model. Unless a driver is specifically looking for an electric vehicle, you can see that the better overall value may lie with the 2019 Kia Stinger.

Because these two powerful cars have a stunning design, thoughtful features and very different powertrains, it makes sense to get behind the wheel and to experience their performances first-hand with a test drive. Our sales team is available to assist you with your comparison, and we can answer any questions that you have about the trims, powertrains, options and more when you stop by the dealership soon.

* “Starting at” price is manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. See “Build and Price” section for MSRP of model shown. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Vehicles shown with optional equipment. Actual price set by dealer and may vary. The applicable destination and handling charge per model are provided in the “Build and Price” section. See dealer for details. Some features only available as part of packages. See “Features & Specifications” and “Options” pages for details. Kia Motors reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages, and models. Not responsible for typographical or computer errors. 2016 and 2017 Soul EV starting MSRP is for the EV-e trim which will be a limited production model sold initially only in CA.