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Kia may be the underdog when stood beside German giants like BMW and Mercedes, but the 2018 Stinger proves that the South Korean automaker can deliver impressive drive dynamics and premium features for an affordable price. In fact, AutoGuide equates it to a dorky kid who showed up hot and really rich at the 10-year class reunion.

It certainly has the hot portion down offering buyers a choice of two engines; an entry level Stinger powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and the GT trim with a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6. Those in Canada will have to make do with the GT model and AWD as neither the standard model nor RWD is offered up North. No big loss when the GT has 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque compared to the four-cylinder's 255 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

No matter what you choose, each vehicle sends power to its wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission and direction is controlled by a perfectly weighted hydraulic steering system. Editor Jodi Lai thinks said steering system is even sportier than what you'd find in the new Porsche Panamera, perfect for canyon carving,

Helping the Stinger GT speed out of turns is a smooth and linear power delivery combined with quick acceleration, capable of sprinting from 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds. Buttery suspension will soak up most bumps and for a maximum price tag of $52,595, you'd be hard pressed to find an equally "practical, legitimately sporty, comfortable, luxurious" and tech laden vehicle like the Kia Stinger GT,
 

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Well its not that hard to find something else just as good for that $50 price tag if you're open to buying used because at that point a lot of doors open up to you. But as far as the new car market goes, this is almost a steal.
 

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May as well go with the 3.3 at that point, and maybe they're counting on you to do that. It's not bad for $50k and maybe if you wait a bit until it's no longer a new model, a deal can be struck. What else can you find that's comparable and new with a similar price?
 

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Depending on where you are, taxes and fees could raise the price of the Stinger to a point where it's no longer competitive with higher brand models, but elsewhere you'll be hard pressed to find a 365 HP 4-door grand coupe with ten year warranty for around $32k.
 

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That's oddly priced for an under-powered 2.2 diesel considering the 3.3TT is just a few thousand more, may as well spring for the higher output variant.

The stinger will be sold in the states, but I have no idea when because the site just lists it as 'coming soon'.
 

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That's oddly priced for an under-powered 2.2 diesel considering the 3.3TT is just a few thousand more, may as well spring for the higher output variant.

The stinger will be sold in the states, but I have no idea when because the site just lists it as 'coming soon'.
You mean diesel model? I've never seen any announcements about it:|
 

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That's oddly priced for an under-powered 2.2 diesel considering the 3.3TT is just a few thousand more, may as well spring for the higher output variant.

The stinger will be sold in the states, but I have no idea when because the site just lists it as 'coming soon'.
Jep, thats what I told to my dealer. The diesel is not compeditive at all.

In EU diesels are really popular for some reason (which is beyond me) and thats why they think they can put a huge price tag on it.
In colder climate diesel is actually really bad option. Needs more power to startup, doesnt heat up fast and has more parts that can
get broken.

I guess the 2.0T model will be introduced later this year or beginning of next. To be compeditive GT-line 2.0t RWD should be no more than 37k EUR.
 

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Speaking of diesel vehicles, I have a lot of friends who ONLY consider diesel models. Remember time when everybody was trying to get diesel VW Jetta... and I still don't understand it.

"In colder climate diesel is actually really bad option. Needs more power to startup, doesnt heat up fast and has more parts that can
get broken. "

I live in Canada and our winters are insane sometimes, however, it doesn't stop people from buying diesel sedans. Am I missing something?
 

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Diesels vehicles aside from trucks aren't all that common unless you're in Europe. Yea there's the odd model here and there, but the majority is petrol. One thing diesel engines do have going for them is fuel economy, but depending on where you live, that fuel costs more.

Not really worth it to me and petrol engines still has a lot of growth potential.
 
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