What’s Good, Bad and Weird About the 2018 Kia Stinger 2.0T? [Video]

Sarah points out some good, bad and weird points about the 2018 Kia Stinger.

We’ve had ample opportunity to test the twin-turbocharged, 3.3-liter Stinger GT with 365 horsepower. Not only that, but the cars we drove both on the press events and in our Hot or Not review were all-wheel drive. At the entry-level end of the range, though, there’s this: the base 2018 Kia Stinger.

2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD
The 2018 Kia Stinger has a familiar face to the rest of the brand, but is a major departure from its more sedate stablemates (GT model pictured). [Photo: Kia]
Rather than a 365 horsepower V6, this car has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder. Despite that, it’s still no slouch. The base turbo model churns out 255 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. As with the V6, the four-cylinder is mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission. That’s enough oomph to propel this base model to 60 in around 6.0 to 6.5 seconds at sea level. There’s still some turbo lag, but that level of performance still puts it in a respectable range with other cars around the $35,000 mark. This particular Stinger, as tested, came out to $34,800.

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