2019 KIA Stinger vs. 2018 Tesla Model 3

2019 Kia Stinger vs 2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Kia Stinger 2019 Tesla Model 3
$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

The 2019 Kia Stinger and the 2018 Tesla Model 3 are beautiful models to consider if you are in the market for a fastback sedan. However, despite sharing a similar vehicle style, the Stinger and the Model 3 are dramatically different in numerous ways. Through further review and detailed comparison, you can easily see which vehicle stands apart and will deliver the driving experience that you desire for the years ahead.


The 2019 Kia Stinger is a powerful vehicle that is designed for performance across all trims. It comes with two gas powertrain options. The first is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged I4 engine that generates 255 horsepower. It is mated to an 8-speed auto transmission. The other powertrain is a 3.3-liter, V6 twin-turbo engine that provides 376 horsepower with a similar transmission. Model 3 is an electric vehicle that is available in short-range and long-range options. The short-range option can take you approximately 248 miles on a single charge, and the alternative takes you 296 miles. Before you finalize a performance comparison, stop by the Kia dealership to experience the capabilities of the Stinger’s two powertrains


The powertrains and performance capabilities are only one of many ways that these two cars stand apart. The Kia Stinger has a sturdy look that is characterized by a steep slope throughout the muscular hood, gorgeous LED headlights and a robust grille accented by air intake vents. Inside, the Stinger has a high-end feel with a cockpit look that inspires you to take control of the car’s power. The 2018 Model 3 from Tesla has smooth contouring from front to rear and across the hood. This creates a modern look that is more akin to a sedan than a sports car. The LED headlights are triangular, and the front end lacks a grille and air intake vents. The interior design is notably stark. The primary feature across the clean dashboard is a large display screen.


The 2019 Kia Stinger is available in your choice of six trims, and all are well-appointed with exquisite finishes and advanced technologies. The Stinger that you take home may be outfitted with leather trim, an 8-inch touch-screen display, smartphone integration, a Harman Kardon sound system, a rearview camera, multi-colored LED ambient lighting, a heads-up display, wireless charging, and numerous additional features. The Model 3 for 2018 has an infotainment system, power windows, powered door locks, a sound system, USB ports, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a heated steering wheel, and a few other items.

While the 2019 Kia Stinger and the 2018 Tesla Model 3 both have a fastback body style, you can see that these two 4-door cars stand apart in their look, performance and overall experience behind the wheel. Our Kia team is ready to tell you about the six Stinger trims available for 2019 so that you can make an informed selection. Contact our reputable auto dealership today for more details.

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