2019 KIA Stinger vs. 2018 KIA Stinger

2019 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Kia Stinger
2019 Kia Stinger 2018 Kia Stinger


2.0L I4 2.0L I4


255hp 255hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/29 * 22/29 *


8-Speed Shiftable Automatic 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2019 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Kia Stinger

Serving Gainesville, GA

The KIA Stinger is an impressive compact executive car that will live up to the most discerning driver’s high expectations. The 2018 KIA Stinger is the introductory model for this stunning vehicle, and the 2019 Stinger improves upon an already exceptional vehicle with minor updates. The Stinger is a 4-door car that has a gorgeous fastback style and offers space for five adults. While it has a roomy interior, it handles like a sports car and has been designed with performance in mind. A closer look may reveal that the 2018 or 2019 Stinger is the new car that you have been looking for.


Both model years are offered in five available trims. From lowest to highest, these are the 2.0L, the Premium, the GT, the GT1 and the GT2. If you decide to take home a 2.0L or Premium trim, your new Stinger will come with a 2.0-liter, Twin Scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. It is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and it generates an impressive 265 horsepower. The three top trims are equipped with a 3.0-liter, twin turbocharged V6 engine. It comes with a similar transmission and offers 365 horsepower. These powertrains are the same for both model years. Other relevant performance equipment includes a standard or electronically-controlled suspension, electric power steering, high-performance dampers and more.


The body style and trim-specific elements of the 2018 KIA Stinger hold steady for the 2019 model year, but there are a few variations in exterior color options and wheel designs. Throughout the exterior, you will notice that the fastback body style gives it a menacing, powerful look without sacrificing on interior space. Functional side vents and dark glass add to the exterior style. The interior of the Stinger across all trims has a decked-out dashboard and center stack. Leather interior is standard for all trims, and drivers may appreciate the cockpit-like interior design of the new Stinger. The beautiful interior colors vary based on the trim that you select as well as by the model year, and they are on display for you to view and admire at our dealership.


Throughout the interior and exterior, both the 2018 and 2019 Stinger have been thoughtfully equipped with a full range of comfort, convenience and safety features. Some of the standard or optional exterior features throughout the exterior include heated and power-adjustable side mirrors, integrated turn signals in the side mirrors, sound-absorbing glass, a spoiler, smart welcome and other features. Inside the Stinger for both model years, an impressive selection of advanced features is designed to improve your driving experience. Some of these include a premium Harman Kardon sound system, Bluetooth connectivity with hands-free features, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, a wireless phone charger, sports gauges, an electronic parking brake, steering wheel-mounted controls and more. The Stinger is equally well-appointed from a safety perspective across all available trims for both years. Safety equipment includes brake fade compensation, tire pressure monitoring, electronic stability control, the full Advanced Driver Assistance System, airbags, hill start assist, cornering brake control and other essential features.

While there are a few minor differences between the 2018 and 2019 KIA Stinger for the five available trims, you can see that you cannot go wrong regardless of the model year and trim that you select. The Stinger is a vehicle that you must see in person and get behind the wheel of in order to fully appreciate. With this in mind, now is the perfect time to head to our KIA dealership and to test drive this gorgeous fastback.

* Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.