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Are you torn between exciting, provocative cars that you’ve dreamt about from an early age and sensible cars that are a better fit for your everyday life? Rarely has a new car brought both of these extremes together so seamlessly. The Stinger is a car you can dream about all night, then hop into every morning for a drive that is sure to wake up your senses.
Every Kia Stinger artfully captures the most desired elements of classic motoring in a five-door sports sedan designed to excel in the real world. From the graceful EX, to the invigorating GT Line, to the exhilarating GT, every Stinger offers driving enjoyment, a spacious interior and forward-thinking technology. Exclusive GT Line and GT exterior trim elements, interior options and performance features give these versions an especially unique personality.
Performance sedans have an illustrious rear-wheel drive history. Apply the latest technologies and materials to this tradition, and the result is a remarkably responsive, dynamic and rewarding driving experience. The Stinger reflects a deep commitment to capturing the distinctive feel of classic sport sedans. Take a long, meandering ride in the Stinger and see how the right balance of passion and technology can reinvigorate your daily drive.
From the low-slung driver’s seat to intriguing details like the circular, aircraft-inspired air vents, Stinger’s cockpit design draws heavily on classic sport sedans. Crucial information appears on a tidy supervision cluster flanked by the tachometer and speedometer, as well as through the optional Head-Up Display on the windshield. Secondary information appears on an optional 8-inch “floating” navigation display.
Inside, the Stinger feels sporty, substantial and uncluttered. It’s also spacious, particularly in the rear, thanks to its long wheelbase. Interior treatments include soft, luxurious Nappa leather seats on the GT version, while all models feature firm front and rear seats and bolsters.
An 8-way power driver seat and 6-way manual front-passenger seat are standard. Driver seat options include 4-way mechanical lumbar support, a thigh extension and 4-way Air Cell Lumbar Support with bolster adjustment. Front-passenger options include an 8-way power seat and 4-way mechanical lumbar adjustment.
An electronic parking brake offers quick, secure activation without the effort required by traditional mechanical brake levers. Pull on the EPB switch on the center console to activate the parking brake. Auto Hold mode temporarily maintains the vehicle at a standstill even if the brake pedal is released.
The Integrated Memory System saves two presets for driver’s seating positions, outside rear-view mirrors, Head-Up Display and cluster display. It's a simple way to keep the Stinger totally personalized, yet flexible enough to make another driver feel at home.
The Stinger puts your life in motion in countless new ways. Its five-door fastback layout with 406 liters of cargo capacity means there’s plenty of easily accessible space to bring along everything you’ll need, even for a long road trip. The rear hatch lifts to reveal a broad opening, making it easier to load wide objects or arrange cargo. The rear seatbacks split and fold 60:40, giving you several options for accommodating longer items.
With the customizable Head-Up Display (HUD), key driving information is discretely projected onto the windshield in your line of sight so that you can safely focus on the road ahead. Visible day or night, the height-adjustable display appears to float just in front of the car. Speed, cruise control, audio, turn-by-turn navigation guidance and Blind Spot Detection information are included.
The optional Harmon/Kardon sound system includes subwoofers that resonate in hollow parts of the frame and body. Clari-Fi technology enhances digitally compressed music while Active Sound Design augments acceleration, shifting and suspension sounds for an enhanced driving experience.
For those in extremely hot climates, the Remote Start-up system enables the car to be started from a distance with a press of a button on the smart key. This means the air conditioning can be turned on, cooling down the in-cabin temperature before driver and passengers get in the car.
Charge a compatible mobile phone wirelessly on the charging pad located at the front of the center console. An orange display indicates charging in progress while green indicates a full charge. You will be alerted when exiting the vehicle if a device is left on the charging pad.
Stinger powertrains set a higher standard for longitudinal, rearwheel-drive orientation, leveraging technology to achieve remarkable combustion efficiency. Each powerplant is designed to offer the thrilling feel of rear-wheel propulsion when you step on the accelerator, even at low engine speeds. An 8-speed automatic transmission redefines smoothness, while the Stinger also offers a game-changing twist on gran turismo traditions with optional road-taming all-wheel drive.
To many enthusiasts, the true spirit of gran turismo driving seems to have been lost to the sands of time. Not anymore. From its very inception, the development of the Stinger has always been about passion. For the engineers who took it from the sketchpad to the hairpin turns at Nurburgring, and drivers everywhere with a passion for exhilarating performance, hope has come roaring back. Get ready for the dynamic and provocative Stinger, which promises a driving experience that is more powerful, more agile and more practical than any Kia to date.
All-wheel drive (AWD) Stinger models combine thrilling rear-drive motoring with all the rough-road and inclement-weather benefits of AWD. That means confident, carefree driving in almost any condition, including snowy, icy and wet roads. The intelligent control system features Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control which addresses any traction or stability requirements by instantaneously adapting to road-surface changes and sending torque to the front wheels as needed.
An air curtain that helps manage airflow, reduce drag and direct cooling air to the radiator is integrated into the front bumper. Lower apertures direct airflow to the wheel wells, helping to cool the brakes. In addition to the fuel savings and noise reduction that accompany reduced drag, the air dam's contours improve driving stability. Meanwhile, the aero fender garnish pays tribute to classic design cues of high-performance sports cars.
An integrated diffuser panel beneath the rear bumper helps to control airflow leaving the underside of the body, preventing the four exhaust pipes from creating drag under the car. It pays homage to racing diffusers which lower the turbulence that can occur when low-pressure air under the car meets higher pressure ambient air. Longitudinal ridges help provide directional stability.
To improve stability and optimize the vortex of potentially turbulent air that forms behind the Stinger when it travels at higher speeds, the trailing edge of the trunk lid features an aerodynamic lip that provides a spoiler effect along with a pleasing aesthetic design detail.
The aerodynamic contours everyone can see in the silhouette and panels of a car are familiar to most people. But just as important to the aerodynamics equation is how air disperses underneath the vehicle, where the components often have complex contours that can result in drag. For this reason, the Stinger uses a system of sturdy underbody covers below the engine and transmission, on each side of the cabin and on each side of the rear suspension. These covers reduce airflow resistance of the underside of the body when traveling at higher speeds.
Inside and out, new insulation materials abound, and every element of the Stinger has been engineered to raise the standard for a smooth, quiet ride. The engine room and dash get extra insulation while padding quiets joints of the body pillars and frame. The exhaust has been reconfigured, and the rear cross-member stiffened, while side mirrors and doors are sculpted to minimize noise and drag.
Safety is an integral part of any vehicle’s performance, and the Stinger is engineered to prioritize driver and passenger protection above all else. Occupant protection is built into every aspect of the chassis and body and was taken into account by Kia engineers as they optimized aerodynamics, performance, ride smoothness, and everything else that goes into creating an exceptional vehicle. The result is a thrilling five-door fastback sedan designed to offer an exceptional level of safety.
Traffic can move in complex ways, and at disparate speeds. No matter how careful you are, it can be difficult to stay on top of how clear the adjacent lanes are from second to second. Using radar to monitor the sides and rear of the vehicle, Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) employs visual alerts on the side view mirror to inform the driver about vehicles in the blind spot for easier and safer lane changes.
Enjoy peace of mind whenever you back the Stinger out of a parking spot or driveway. Its RCCW system uses radars to detect the presence of cross traffic in the lane your vehicle is entering. If it senses vehicles approaching from either the right or the left, it will give you an audible warning until the path is clear for you.
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