Blue Korean 2021 Kia Stinger

Kia Confirms Engine and Safety Updates for 2021 Kia Stinger

2021 Kia Stinger Engine Updates Revealed 

Kia has lifted the veil off of the long-awaited 2021 Kia Stinger, confirming circling suspicions about updated engines and technology. While we looked at the revised design of the Stinger previously, today Kia confirmed the updates we have all been waiting for.  

The 2021 Stinger is set to bring three engine options to the table, one being an all-new option for the Stinger lineup. Get a look at the revealed 2021 Kia Stinger engine updates below. 

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Sporty Stinger Brings New Engine Options 

The performance-ready 2021 Kia Stinger is bringing three engine options to its lineup, with two joining from last year’s lineup and one new addition. A new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is joining the North American market, manufacturing 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque.  

The Stinger GT will feature its previous 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with an added electronic exhaust valve system. This 3.3-liter option generates 368 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque. The addition of an improved exhaust system is something enthusiasts have been waiting for and our team at Friendly Kia can’t wait to hear the growl this system has to offer.  

The third engine in the Stinger lineup remains the standard 2.0-liter engine from previous model years, which produces 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. All Stinger variants, regardless of engine setup, will feature an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

Closeup of taillights on blue Korean 2021 Kia Stinger
Closeup of exhaust pipes on blue Korean 2021 Kia Stinger

Safety Updates Shine in 2021 Kia Stinger 

On top of the exciting engine news for this Kia sports sedan, it has also been announced that the Stinger is bringing new driver assistance systems to the 2021 model year. For the first time the Stinger will now feature: 

  • Safe Exit Warning 
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor 
  • Lane Following Assist 
  • Highway Driving Assist 
  • Rear Occupant Alert 

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The updated 2021 Kia Stinger is expected to join dealerships across the country in the coming months of 2020. Stay tuned to the Friendly Kia blog for updates on the arrival of the Stinger here in Tampa Bay, FL. Check out the Friendly Kia inventory to view our current lineup of in-stock Kia models.