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Kia Stinger Advantages Vs. The Competition For Augusta, GA Drivers




Kia Stinger vs. Honda Civic Type R

Compare These Powerful Performance Cars

If you're looking for a sports car, do you want something that is one-of-a-kind, or one that is a clone of an existing model? As we look at the 2018 Kia Stinger and its base 4-cylinder trims versus the 2018 Honda Civic Type R and its 4-cylinder power, we have the first-ever Kia sports car, the Stinger, against a variant of Honda's compact car, with a rear spoiler and more power. Compare some key highlights of these two performance cars below:


2018 Kia Stinger RWD VS 2018 Honda Civic Type R Touring 6MT
5 Standard Seating 4
Standard Heated Front Seats Not Available
Standard Leather Seats Not Available
Standard Paddle Shifter Not Available
RWD Driveline FWD
60 Months or 60,000 miles Basic Warranty 36 Months or 36,000 miles

The Stinger is More Than a Performance Car

Look beyond the exterior design, and the 2018 Stinger is made for a roomy ride, as well as a sport-injected experience, with an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, which gives you a more versatile driving experience than the 2018 Civic R's 6-speed transmission. And you also get cool touches with the Stinger, like a D-shaped steering wheel, and available safety features like Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Avoidance, and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, which outclasses the Type R, which does not come with this array of features.


Explore The Kia Stinger Vs. Nissan 370Z

Compare These Two Sports Cars in Augusta, GA

The 2018 Stinger, Kia's first-ever sports car and it comes with plenty of technology, performance, and more in its 6-cylinder model versions, with 365 HP and a 0-60 acceleration time of just 4.7 seconds, as well as a top speed of 167 MPH. The 2018 Nissan 370Z achieves a peak of 350 HP, a little less than the Stinger. But it falls far short in the technology and features department, like with its maximum 8-speaker Bose Audio system. The 2018 Stinger's available 15-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system is a masterpiece in comparison. The 2018 Stinger also checks in with a lower price for its V6 trims, which edges the 370Z's Touring and NISMO models.


2018 Kia Stinger RWD VS 370Z Coupe Base 6MT
22 Fuel Economy City (mpg) 18
29 Fuel Economy Highway (mpg) 26
5 Standard Seating 2
Standard Heated Front Seats Not Available
Standard Leather Seats Not Available
60 Months or 60,000 miles Basic Warranty 36 Months or 36,000 miles

Fresh Vs. Dated

Often, a new model is a better model since it offers the latest style, features and technologies on offer. The Kia Stinger recently proved this when it lit up the market with its debut, backing up its exciting design and positioning with aggressive performance and luxurious amenities. Nissan's 370Z is still an enticing car, but an aging one that is due for replacement. Contact us today and schedule a test drive of a new Kia Stinger in Augusta, GA!


Stinger vs. Toyota 86 in Augusta, GA

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The sleek, spacious and powerful 2018 Kia Stinger faces unlikely competition from an undersized and underpowered sports cars called the Toyota 86. While the Toyota brings affordable sports car performance to the road, its shortcomings are evident when compared to the new Stinger.

Explore Standard Performance & Interior Space

The 2018 Kia Stinger comes with 255 HP in its base 4-cylinder engine trims, which bests the 86's 200 or 205 HP off the blocks. That's not all for the Stinger, which has a faster 0-60 time in its 4-cylinder version, with a 5.9-second sprint to 60 MPH, topping the 86's 6.4-second 0-60 time. Of course, for even more performance, the Stinger lineup has an even more potent powertrain available with either RWD or AWD, while the Toyota 86 offers just its standard 4-cylinder, RWD configuration.

The 2018 Kia Stinger also comes with amenities that suit both a driving enthusiast and someone who needs their car for a family trip. Its nearly 94 cubic feet for passengers on the inside and 40.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded down helps make the Stinger the clear choice for not only performance, but practicality, too! For comparison, the Toyota 86 comes with a tiny 6.9 cubic feet of cargo space, and a paltry 76.5 cubic feet of passenger room. Check out the new Kia Stinger when you visit Kia of Augusta!

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