2018 Kia Stinger Performance Specs and Features

A new era of performance driving has begun at Kia dealerships around the country including Spitzer Kia of Mansfield. The 2018 Kia Stinger represents five years of research and development by the automaker to build a bold, high-performing and adventurous five-passenger sportback platform.

Spitzer Kia of Mansfield customers looking for a dynamic, quick and affordable sporting driving experience can schedule a test drive with the 2018 Stinger today. Buyers can learn more about the 2018 Kia Stinger performance specs and features before they visit the dealership.

The 2018 Kia Stinger clearly has high-performance DNA coursing through its metaphorical veins. Just like many of the European-built models — the Stinger was made to compete against, the new Kia sportback four-door vehicle was perfected on the Nürburgring proving grounds in Germany.

Schedule a test drive with the 2018 Kia Stinger

Not only does the Stinger have sleek body lines, but it also features an array of powerful engines that sends power to the rear-wheels and offers an option for an all-wheel-drive system. Additionally, the interior is outfitted with the latest technology Kia Motors America has to offer.

“Unlike any Kia that has come before it, the Stinger really is a dream car for us, and after years of commitment and hard work from a passionate group of designers, engineers and executives around the world, that dream is now a reality,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America. “From its GT Concept-car origins to its tuning and refining on the legendary Nürburgring circuit, no detail was too small to be obsessed over, and the result is simply stunning.”

 

 

Performance Specifications and zero-to-60 mph times

Buyers interested in the 2018 Kia Stinger will have two formidable powertrain options to consider (based on trim grade) before taking the car home with them. Both engines are attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Some trims have five driver-selectable modes available: Custom, Eco, Sport, Comfort and Smart to allow those behind the wheel to find the exact kind of performance they want to have.

A photo of the engine compartment in the 2018 Kia Stinger.

Twin-scroll turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder


Horsepower: 255
Torque: 260 pound-feet
0-to-60 mph: 5.9 seconds
A close up photo of the engine cover used in the 2018 Kia Stinger.

Twin-turbocharged, 3.3-liter, V-6


Horsepower: 365
Torque: 376 pound-feet
0-to-60 mph: 4.7 seconds
 

High-tech features of the 2018 Kia Stinger

A close up photo of the controls for the selectable driving modes in the 2018 Kia Stinger.
An interior photo showing the infotainment system paired to a smartphone in the 2018 Kia Stinger.
A photo showing a navigation system on the touchscreen interface of the 2018 Kia Stinger.
 
Kia didn't cut any corners when it comes to outfitting the 2018 Stinger or the top-of-the-line Stinger GT trims with the latest available technology. Among the most important features that have been added to the sportsback sedan is the Kia-first Driver Attention Warning system. Government-funded studies of traffic accidents have found that distracted driving or those who get drowsy behind the wheel are at a greater risk of being in a collision. The Driver Attention Warning system monitors how the driver interacts with the car and provides an alert if they fit the profile of someone who isn't giving the road their full attention.
Other available systems in the 2018 Kia Stinger include one of the industry's most well-respected infotainment interfaces. Functions for the integration of smartphone applications, audio system and navigation will all be run through a large responsive touchscreen affixed to the top of the vehicle's center stack. As important as these features are, it can also be a bit distracting. To help combat this, Kia has made certain trims of the 2018 Kia Stinger available with a height-adjustable color Heads-Up Display. Drivers will be able to see navigation information as well as several other settings at a single glance without ever taking their eyes off the road.