2019 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Kia Stinger

Having been birthed into existence by Kia as an all-new creation last year, the 2018 Kia Stinger injected a much-needed dose of fun and excitement into the automotive world. It went on to garner acclaim and multiple awards, praised for its ability to melt faces at an affordable price.

The 2019 Kia Stinger further improves on and refines this vehicle for its sophomore model, standardizing key safety features and making other amenities available for the first time. Let's take a look at what other differences are in play between the two model years of this mind-expanding ride.

2019 Kia Stinger


2018 Kia Stinger


Surround-View Camera Not Available
Available Wireless Phone Charging Not Available
Standard Lane Change Assist Available
Standard Blind-Spot Collision Warning Available
Yes Sunroof, LED Headlights, 18-inch Alloy Wheels, and UVO eServices available on entry-level models? No
$32,990 Starts at... $31,900


What’s New in the 2019 Kia Stinger?

Kia has standardized several key safety features for the Stinger’s 2019 model year, including lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring. Other features are newly available on the base trim, including a navigation system with voice activation, a premium amplifier, and even a sunroof.

Some features have been shuffled throughout trims, so things that were available on the 2018 base, such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning, no longer are. Luckily, we have both model years here in our inventory at Kia of Augusta, so you’ll be sure to find the Stinger that’s right for you.

2019 Kia Stinger Cargo Space

One thing that continues to impress about the Kia Stinger is the cargo space. At 23.2 cubic feet, the 2019 Stinger has more cargo room than most rivals. When you fold down the rear seats, that figure jumps up to 40.9 cubic feet. Referred to as a “sportback” body type, this amount of space is excellent for a small luxury car like the Stinger, and definitely comes in handy.

2019 Kia Stinger Interior Quality and Features

The interior of the 2019 Stinger gets likewise rave reviews. Despite the excellent price, even the base trim of the 2019 Kia Stinger is thoroughly luxury, a fact that shines through with high-quality materials that include leather seats.

Standard interior features include:

  • Intuitive UVO Infotainment system
  • 7-inch touch screen
  • Six-speaker stereo
  • Satellite radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Two USB ports
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

In addition, the 2019 Kia Stinger comes with Kia’s lengthy warranty and an impressive suite of safety features. Baby, you just got Stung.

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