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When Kia introduced the Stinger in 2017, it was like poking a wasp nest with a stick, and the automotive world was in shock: it aimed directly at the Audi A5/BMW 4 Series GT customers.

The Korean carmaker didn't want to make another right car for common people. It tried, and succeeded, to build a driver's car with four doors. When it was launched, everyone tried to find parts of the car that resembled other vehicles on the market, but Kia couldn't care more about that. It just charged forward with its turbocharged engines and rear- or all-wheel-drive systems. Then, in 2021, it charged even harder with the facelifted version.

Kia changed its logo at the beginning of 2021, and the Stinger came fitted with it. Overall, there were no significant changes in the car's look, and that was fine since it already looked great. The carmaker upgraded the headlights and taillights to an LED system, which provided more light and less energy consumption.

Inside, there was a new 10.3" touch-screen on top of the center stack. But the instrument cluster still kept the analog dials while the carmaker didn't consider that it was necessary to replace them with a TFT display.

The most significant change was under the hood. Kia dropped the turbocharged 2.0-liter unit and introduced the 2.5-liter version as the base model. The new four-pot unit provided 300 hp, 45 more than on its predecessors. The 3.3-liter V-6 remained the same.

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KIA Stinger 2021 - Present
  4 gasoline engines
  • 2.5L Turbo 8AT (300 HP)
  • 2.5L Turbo 8AT AWD (300 HP)
  • 3.3L V6 8AT (368 HP)
  • 3.3L V6 8AT AWD (368 HP)

KIA Stinger 2.5L Turbo 8AT (300 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L Turbo 8AT (300 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2497 cm3
Power
220.6 KW @ 5800 RPM
300 HP @ 5800 RPM
296 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
311 lb-ft @ 1650-4000 RPM
422 Nm @ 1650-4000 RPM
Fuel System
GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P225/45R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
190.2 in (4831 mm)
Width
73.6 in (1869 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.8x64.8 in (1595 mm)
Wheelbase
114.4 in (2906 mm)
Cargo Volume
23.3 cuFT (660 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)
Highway
32 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
Combined
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)

KIA Stinger 2.5L Turbo 8AT AWD (300 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L Turbo 8AT AWD (300 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2497 cm3
Power
220.6 KW @ 5800 RPM
300 HP @ 5800 RPM
296 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
311 lb-ft @ 1650-4000 RPM
422 Nm @ 1650-4000 RPM
Fuel System
GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P225/45R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
190.2 in (4831 mm)
Width
73.6 in (1869 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.8x64.8 in (1595 mm)
Wheelbase
114.4 in (2906 mm)
Cargo Volume
23.3 cuFT (660 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Highway
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Combined
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)

KIA Stinger 3.3L V6 8AT (368 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.3L V6 8AT (368 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3342 cm3
Power
270.7 KW @ 6000 RPM
368 HP @ 6000 RPM
363 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
376 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 RPM
510 Nm @ 1300-4500 RPM
Fuel System
GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
167 mph (269 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P225/40R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
190.2 in (4831 mm)
Width
73.6 in (1869 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.8x64.8 in (1595 mm)
Wheelbase
114.4 in (2906 mm)
Cargo Volume
23.3 cuFT (660 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Highway
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Combined
20 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)

KIA Stinger 3.3L V6 8AT AWD (368 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.3L V6 8AT AWD (368 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3342 cm3
Power
270.7 KW @ 6000 RPM
368 HP @ 6000 RPM
363 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
376 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 RPM
510 Nm @ 1300-4500 RPM
Fuel System
GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
167 mph (269 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P225/40R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
190.2 in (4831 mm)
Width
73.6 in (1869 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.8x64.8 in (1595 mm)
Wheelbase
114.4 in (2906 mm)
Cargo Volume
23.3 cuFT (660 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)
Combined
20 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
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