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2019 Kia Stinger

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$32,990 — $52,400 MSRP
5 Seats
20-25 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • V-6 performance
  • Cabin quality
  • Interior space
  • Multimedia system ease-of-use
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard

The Bad

  • Rear visibility
  • Manual transmission not offered
  • Looks bulky from certain angles
2019 Kia Stinger exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Kia Stinger
  • Blind spot warning now standard
  • Mid-size hatchback with coupelike styling
  • Turbo four-cylinder or twin-turbo V-6
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking available

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2019 Kia Stinger Review

from the expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Kia Stinger?

The 2019 Kia Stinger is a five-seat mid-size hatchback with coupelike styling. It can be powered by a 255-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or a 365-hp, twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and rear- and all-wheel-drive are offered. Competitors include the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Audi S4.

What’s New on the 2019 Kia Stinger?

New standard features include blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert. Rear-wheel-drive GT trim levels now include a mechanical limited-slip differential.

What Features in the 2019 Kia Stinger Are Most Important?

Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and taillights, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 60/40-split folding backseat, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and push-button start. Upscale available features include a power liftgate, Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, navigation, wireless device charging, a Harman Kardon premium stereo, a head-up display and a 360-degree camera system.

Available active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, a driver-drowsiness monitor, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability.

Should I Buy the 2019 Kia Stinger?

The Stinger aims to emulate the style and performance of the sleek, coupelike four-doors sold by some luxury automakers – but for a fraction of the price. The performance of its V-6 engine and its easy-to-use technology are highlights, but its swoopy design hurts visibility.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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I love this car! And the Ceramic Silver paint!

by Dan.yo from Los Angeles, Ca on November 6, 2019

This car is the car I’ve been waiting for! It’s sporty with a lot of luxurious accessories. The performance and handling is so nice. A lot of critics and reviewers about this car would say the same ... Read full review


Awesome car drive and love everything about great

by Terry fast cars from Eunice la on November 4, 2019

This is just a awesome car great family car and a sports car at the same time the best of both worlds everyone needs to have a car like this Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2019 Kia Stinger currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings


New car and certified pre-owned programs by Kia

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Stinger received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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