In case you didn’t hear, the 2018 Kia Stinger stole quite a few hearts during the big American auto shows this year. Now the 2019 Kia Stinger is getting ready to make its big debut this model year, and what it has up its sleeve in updates, performance, and style is more than certain to impress you.
Considering that 2018 model year was so well-received, it’s not surprising that Kia didn’t change much about the Stinger this year. It will now come standard with 18-inch machined-finish wheels to help it stand out from the crowd. For increased safety, Blind Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning are also now standard features on the 2019 Kia Stinger. Your experience inside the cabin of the vehicle is getting an upgrade with the introduction of the Sun & Sound package, which adds a Harman/Kardon® premium audio system, touch-screen navigation and LED headlamps.
Under the hood
The 2019 Kia Stinger gives you two engine choices: the standard 2.0-liter twin scroll turbo four-cylinder Gasoline Direct Injection engine or the 3.3-liter twin turbo V6 GDI Lambda II engine. The base engine is certainly respectable with 255 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It can reach 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds, and has an Idle Stop and Go feature so you don’t waste gas at a long red light.
If you’re looking for a performance car, the 2019 Stinger’s 3.3-liter twin turbo V6 GDI Lambda II engine is your best bet, and it’s equipped on the GT, GT1 and GT2 trim levels. Its 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque helps it get to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, which is faster than a lot of its luxury competition. It also doesn’t hurt that the V6 twin-turbocharged engine revs with a growl that’s sure to impress anyone within earshot.
The 2019 Kia Stinger is more than ready to carry on the legacy of its nameplate and impress you with its prowess and fun updates. You’ll certainly fall in love with it if you slide behind the wheel and take a test drive.
This article is presented by Autoteam Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware.