2018 Kia Stinger Review

Are you on the prowl for a stylish and performance-based sedan to turn heads on the streets in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville? There’s a few notable models out there, but if you’re looking for something new, you may want to consider the 2018 Kia Stinger. This vehicle adds a decent amount of power and alluring style to your experiences on the road, but at The Kia Store, we’re going to dive in a little deeper and give you some insight into this sporty sedan.

Find out if the 2018 Kia Stinger is the vehicle for you by reading our in-depth review!

2018 Stinger Power, Performance, & Options

Even at the base level, the Stinger provides a sporty and powerful performance. Its Twin Scroll Turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine can easily deliver 255 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. However, drivers looking for more of a bite can easily upgrade to include the Twin Turbocharged 3.3L V6 engine. This option adds 365 horsepower and 376 to the vehicle’s already impressive abilities. Both of these engines come mated to the sporty 8-speed automatic transmission.


Engine Horsepower Torque
Twin Scroll Turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder 255 horsepower 260 lb-ft of torque
Twin Turbocharged 3.3L V6 365 horsepower 376 lb-ft of torque

Media & Technology Features

The Stinger comes outfitted with some pretty interesting technology features. The 7-inch UVO touchscreen lets you make your media selection, however, you can easily upgrade to the 8-inch touchscreen and use your voice to select your media. The vehicle includes a 6-speaker sound system to deliver your audio entertainment, with options like the radio, Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™, or the connected media player to deliver the soundtrack to your ride. The vehicle also includes front and rear USB ports, allowing multiple passengers to charge or connect their devices.

Stinger Style & Appearance

The Kia Stinger takes its design cues from some of the most beloved sports cars on the market. It’s low to the ground for a more performance-based appearance, but it also gives the driver a better view and feel for the road. The rugged wheels simply add to the ferocity of the vehicle.

The vehicle includes a prominent grille and honeycomb vents that are complemented by the side vents to let you and other drivers know that this vehicle means business. Its body includes smooth curves and refined ends to add to its already alluring aesthetic. The Kia Stinger stands its ground among many of today’s great muscle cars.

Get Stung at The Kia Store

When you’re looking to find out more about this stylish and powerful sedan, you’re always welcome to visit us at The Kia Store for some more details. We’d be happy to give you a closer look, but the only way to truly experience a machine like the 2018 Kia Stinger—you have to get behind the wheel!

Contact us The Kia Store to schedule your test driver. We’re proud to give drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville the hands-on experience they need to decide on their next car.

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