With a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of just $32,795 in the United States, AutogGuide thinks the new 2018 Kia Stinger makes for a great budget-friendly alternative to models like the Cadillac ATS and BMW 3 Series.
The entry level model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine delivering 255 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque to both rear wheels, which gives the Stinger an appealing 0-60mph acceleration time of just 5.9 seconds.
One step up is the range-topping 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 variant and for a still affordable price of $39,895, owners will have 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque on tap. The power boost helps reduce its 0-60mph sprint time to 4.7 seconds, and it'll top out at 167 mph.
Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and those who want all-wheel drive will have to pay an additional $2,200. That's still a reasonable price, though an all-wheel drive V6 Stinger will set you back $50,395.
Once the sport sedan goes on sale, customers will be able to choose from 5 trim levels; base, Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2. Below is the pricing structure for each trim including destination charges.
2.0 base: $32, 795
2.0 Premium: $37,895
3.3 GT: $39,895
3.3 GT1: $44,395
3.3 GT2: $50,395