GT "Trim" levels simplified - Kia Stinger Forum
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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GT "Trim" levels simplified

There are some crazy limitations between the different GT trims. Here's the best of them:

Limited Slip Differential - optional on the GT, standard on the GT2, not available on GT1 (??)
Sunset Yellow - Limited availability on GT and GT2, not available on GT1 (??)
Nanny safety features - standard on GT2, optional on GT/GT1*

*most GT and GT1 models I've seen in-person have these added for a cost of around $2k.

Shift-by-Wire gear selector, Dynamic low-beam headlight assist, Smart trunk, 16-way (vs 12-way) driver adjustable, 12-way (vs 8-way) passenger adjustable seats, ventilated seats, Heads-up display - not available on GT/GT1, standard on GT2

Auto-dimming side mirrors, Power sunroof, Power adjust steering column, 7" color gauge cluster**, driver seat position memory, NAV and 15-speaker "upgrade" - not available on GT, standard on GT1 and GT2

**G-force meter, digital gauges oil temperature, torque, turbo boost PSI, chrono lap timer


Why am I posting this? To get the various limitations clear in my head. I initially insisted on the LSD, but the only way to get that is with the GT2, and that's $6k more than the GT1 which has everything else I want. I'll live without it.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:51 AM
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This definitely helps others who are looking to buy a Stinger as well. Seems like the GT1 is just missing the LSD and it still has most of everything else as standard or available option.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:45 AM
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Kia is smart because the basemodel alone performs great which depending on who you ask can either motivate you to move up the trims or become content. For me its motivation to get the LSD. I had GT cars without LSD and then Sport coupes with LSD.... lets just say, LSD on a car built right is the best decision you can make, even at a $6k premium.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Kia is smart because the basemodel alone performs great which depending on who you ask can either motivate you to move up the trims or become content. For me its motivation to get the LSD. I had GT cars without LSD and then Sport coupes with LSD.... lets just say, LSD on a car built right is the best decision you can make, even at a $6k premium.
Timely post, thank you..

I've been struggling with that, and also whether my insistence to not get AWD is practical. My first "sports" car was AWD, and it was a blast. RWD is as well, but will AWD prevent me from throwing the back end around when desired? Can it be disabled? Will disabling TC or ESC make a difference?
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:15 AM
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Both the ESC and TCS should be able to fully shut off, but I don't know how. Maybe with the push of a button of something in the center screen menu.
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:58 AM
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To disable traction control - Push the traction control button.

To turn off stability control - Push and HOLD traction control button.

I did this in my GT2 in Sport Mode on a gently moist road... I don't do that anymore. The back comes out and I piss myself with the back tires in someone's grass at high speed.
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