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2020 Kia Stinger

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Pros

  • More standard equipment, including a wireless charger for 2020
  • Kia offers one of the most comprehensive warranties

Cons

  • Sloping rear means headroom is tight for taller passengers
  • Rough surfaces can upset the ride comfort

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 25 highway, 20 combined

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2020 Kia Stinger keeps up with luxury sport sedan rivals

One of the best sport sedans available, the Kia Stinger takes the fight to models from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and Audi, but typically at a price point that's far more appealing. Granted, the Kia badge doesn't have the prestige of those premium players, but when the driving experience is so good, and the styling so distinctive, you won't miss that—and you'll have saved thousands of dollars. Kia has dialed back on its trim levels for 2020 and now offers four—all of them with impressive standard equipment. The new base model, dubbed GT-Line, comes with features for which buyers of premium alternatives would have to tick countless options boxes. They include dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front seats, and a 7-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. If you wish to spend more, you can, with the GT, GT1, and GT2 trims also available.

From the GT upward, the Stinger is powered by a potent 365-hp 3.3-liter V6, while the GT-Line uses a 255-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Both use an eight-speed automatic that drives the rear wheels, but all-wheel drive is an option. A great-driving vehicle that's a good value, too, the Stinger continues to impress.

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What is new for the 2020 Kia Stinger?

  • The Stinger is available in a new trim called the GT-Line.
  • The Base, GTS, and Premium trims have been discontinued for 2020.

2020 Kia Stinger trims

Curious how Kia Stinger trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

GT:

  • Adds 3.3L V6 engine, LED headlights, power-adjustable front seats, adaptive cruise control, a nine-speaker sound system, LED interior lighting, and more.

  • View all Kia Stinger GTs in stock

GT-Line:

GT1:

  • Adds an eight-inch touchscreen, a 15-speaker Harman Kardon® sound system, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, high beam assist, and more.

  • View all Kia Stinger GT1s in stock

GT2:



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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Kia Stinger

1. Exciting performance & handling

2020 Kia Stinger Review:Engine | CarMax

A midsize car sporting the good looks of a sedan, the trunk of a hatchback, and plenty of get up and go gives you the best of both worlds—practical and utilitarian for everyday use while still offering you the performance thrills of more exotic sports cars. With the 2020 Stinger you'll find two engine choices: a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 255 horsepower and a 3.3L turbocharged V6 outputting an impressive 365 horsepower. Both engines pack the performance needed to put a smile on your face and every trim level comes with either standard rear-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive for even better handling. Be it a daily commute to the office or a longer highway trip, the 2020 Kia Stinger can make any journey a real thrill.

2. Eye-catching style and selection of exterior colors

Matched to its performance edge, the 2020 Kia Stinger sports a very stylish, fastback body that is sure to catch a few eyes as it drives on by. Its looks are as aggressive as they are modern and boast real presence. Helping elevate that bold exterior style is a great selection of available colors, including the gorgeous Micro Blue Pearl, the sleek HiChroma Red, or the bright and eye-catching Federation Orange—new for the 2020 model year. With such exciting styling, the 2020 Kia Stinger isn't just a sleek midsize car; it's a statement of intent.

3. Comfortable, luxurious interior

2020 Kia Stinger Review:Front Seats | CarMax

The 2020 Kia Stinger is as attractive on the inside as it is on the outside. The interior is both comfortable and upmarket and includes features such as leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver seat, and heated front seats, all as standard. With a roomy 95 cubic feet of passenger volume to seat five passengers, you and four others will have plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the ride. And thanks to additional touches like cup holders for both front and rear seats, the 2020 Kia Stinger provides the sort of luxury that ensures even longer journeys are a pleasure.

2020 Kia Stinger Review:Back Seats | CarMax

4. Great selection of tech and driver convenience features

2020 Kia Stinger Review:Dash | CarMax

The 2020 Kia Stinger is well-equipped in every sense of the word—especially when it comes to technology. Standard features on base Stinger models include wireless phone charging, dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and driver-convenience kit like blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. And on GT1 models and up, extra tech includes forward collision warning, smart cruise control, and lane-keeping assist. Whatever trim you pick up, you won't be lacking for equipment and gadgets aboard the 2020 Kia Stinger.

5. Utility and space in abundance

2020 Kia Stinger Review:Cargo | CarMax

The 2020 Kia Stinger is a midsize car, meaning you expect it to be practical, seat five with room to spare, and have space for your luggage and belongings. Whether you're driving solo, with a passenger, or you're bringing the whole family along for the ride, the 2020 Kia Stinger works hard to meet every one of your expectations. It has impressive cargo volume to match all that passenger space—23.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats—and should you need more, those rear seats fold flat, opening up 40.9 cubic feet of luggage space. Meanwhile, smaller items can be stored in the underfloor storage or the handy overhead sunglasses holders. No need to worry about sacrificing practicality for sportiness—the 2020 Kia Stinger can handle both with ease.

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Kia Stinger features and specs

GT2 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.3L

Horsepower

365

Torque (ft-lbs)

376

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

15.9

Wheelbase

114.4"

Overall length

190.2"

Width

73.6"

Height

55.1"

Leg room

F 42.6"/R 36.4"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 37"

Front tires

P225/40VR19

Rear tires

P255/35VR19

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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Color options

Exterior colors

  • Aurora Black Pearl

  • Ceramic Silver

  • Federation Orange

  • HiChroma Red

  • Micro Blue Pearl

  • Panthera Metal

  • Snow White Pearl

Interior details

  • Seats five passengers

  • 95 cubic feet of total passenger volume

  • 23.3 cubic feet of luggage volume behind the rear seats which expands to 40.9 cubic feet with rear seats folded down

  • Heated front seats as standard with heated rear seats included on GT2 trims

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