The Kia Stinger is a compact executive 4-door fastback that was released to US markets in 2017. The Kia Stinger received a refresh in 2021 which included styling updates and a new engine option. According to the car’s designer, Gregory Guillaume, the Kia Stinger “is a true gran Turismo.” According to Guillaume, the Stinger is not about outright power at the expense of comfort and grace. The Stinger “has nothing to do with being the first to arrive at the destination – this car is all about the journey.” We love this quote and how it embodies the design and capability of the new Kia Stinger. In this article, we will explore all of the best features in the new Kia Stinger.
The 2022 Kia Stinger comes in two available engine options. First up is the All-New Turbocharged 2.5L 4-Cylinder engine. This 4-Cylinder engine puts out 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. The second engine option is a Twin Turbocharged 3.3L V6 engine. This V6 engine puts out an even more impressive 368 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the V6 engine, the Kia Stinger is capable of reaching 0-60mph in just 4.7 seconds!
The 2022 Kia Stinger comes in two different drivetrains: Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) and Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive (AWD). The Kia Stinger is equipped with an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission w/Paddle Shifters for that gran Turismo feel. The Kia Stinger is built to perform with an electronic controlled suspension, limited slip differential and Drive Mode Select which features 5 available drive modes. While the Kia Stinger was built with performance in mind, it’s capable of getting up to an EPA-estimated 32 Highway MPG.
The Kia Stinger’s exterior provides a significant “wow-factor” thanks to its aerodynamic design. The long hood paired with a deeply-raked windshield and low-slung cabin are key features for reducing drag and improving performance. Full LED headlights and turn signals now come standard to help with nighttime visibility. The 2022 Kia Stinger comes standard with 18” or 19” alloy wheels and dark chrome exterior accents. The rear of the vehicle was updated with LED taillights and turn signals as well as new large-caliber dual twin-exit exhaust and wide fenders. The exterior is capped off by the new Kia logo on the front end and striking “Stinger” badging on the back of the vehicle.
The Stinger’s interior also got revamped marked by a 10.25” UVO link touchscreen with navigation, which now comes standard on the 2022 Kia Stinger. This infotainment system gets all the great features like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth Wireless and a Rear-Camera Display. Some key premium tech features include a 15-Speaker Harmon Kardon QuantumLogic Premium Audio System with Clari-Fi, a Surround View Monitor and Head-Up Display. The Stinger also features a Wireless Phone Charger, 12-volt power outlets and USB Charging Ports throughout the vehicle.
The Kia Stinger is clearly loaded with technology but that doesn’t mean it sacrifices on luxury and comfort. Leather Seat Trim comes standard with the option to upgrade to Nappa Leather Seat Trim. The driver is in complete control with available are Power-Adjustable Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Gear Shift Handle and 7” Supervision Meter LCD Instrument Cluster.
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