2021 Kia Stinger

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2021 Kia Stinger
2021 Kia Stinger

Key specs

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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

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Mid-size hatchback with coupelike styling
  • Turbo four-cylinder or twin-turbo V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Blind spot warning standard

2021 Kia Stinger review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Kia Stinger?

The Kia Stinger is a five-seat mid-size hatchback with aggressive coupelike styling. It’s powered by a standard 255-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or an optional 365-hp, twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered. Competitors include the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A4 and Genesis G70.

What’s New on the 2021 Kia Stinger?

There are no significant changes this year. 

What Features in the 2021 Kia Stinger Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated front seats
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Wireless device charging
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert

Available features include:

  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Navigation with 8-inch touchscreen
  • Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Head-up display
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability

Should I Buy the 2021 Kia Stinger?

The Stinger mimics the style and performance of sedans from dedicated luxury brands — but for a fraction of the price. The performance of its optional V-6 engine, roomy cargo area and easy-to-use multimedia system are highlights, but the car’s swoopy design hurts outward visibility. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Best Car I’ve Ever Owned

Drives great. Looks awesome. Is roomy and practical because of hatchback design & back seats that fold down.I get lots of compliments and I’ve had people mistake it for a Porsche Panamera, a Jaguar.


A lot of car for your money

Id been looking at this car for a while. When I finally drove it, it exceeded my expectations. The one thing I wasn't ready for was the fuel consumption. But that should be expected coming from a 4cyl to twin turbo V6


Prettiest car I’ve ever seen

This car is exactly what I was looking for reasonable price sporty look and all at the same time a family car for me and my children

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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