Kia Stinger GT Vs. Porsche Panamera Vs. BMW 640i
Late comedian Mitch Hedberg once said “I have a roommate, and I signed a year lease, I screwed up! That’s like I wrote a joke that didn’t work, but now I have to tell it for a year.”
While Mitch Hedberg has an uncommonly self-aware assessment of this funny situation, many of us don’t. After all, when you’re stuck with something, it can be easy to overlook its flaws and convince yourself it’s the best version of that thing. Jokes about roommates aside, when you’re in the business of selling a single badge automobile, you can slip into a world of self-delusion.
After all, every vehicle out there and every manufacturer claims to be the best there is. We know that’s not true, but either 90% of car dealerships are in the business of lying, or most people believe that what they’re selling is the best. As optimists, we’re inclined to go with the second option.
Independent testing can be a fantastic way to verify which models actually are the best, or are going to be a reliable and high-value purchase for your unique lifestyle, situation and needs. We’ve seen before that Kia models tend to overperform in independent reviews. You can read more about the 2018 Kia models that have won awards by clicking here.
When it comes to performance, the 2018 Kia Stinger is one of those models that has spent a ton of its marketing trying to highlight its track-ready pedigree. The 2018 Stinger, after all, was born from engineers who crafted and honed the sports sedan on the Nürburgring, a landmark for automotive performance enthusiasts.
The Stinger’s two models were both designed to punch above their weight for speed, acceleration and comfort, but do they manage this?
Kia Vs. Porsche Vs. BMW
Independent and non-biased performance testing agency, AMCI Testing, took the Stinger GT out on the track and measured it against the Porsche Panamera and BMW 640i – two vehicles with similar specs and in a comparable size class that cost much more than the 2018 Kia Stinger GT.
The results? Well, we’ll let you see in the video below:
The Stinger GT managed to do more than just hold its own against the Porsche and BMW, it beat BMW in all three and only narrowly lost to Porsche in one. At less than half the cost of these vehicles, that’s impressive!
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Kia’s acumen for automotive performance is brand new but has been consistently proven by automotive testing agencies like AMCI Testing. The level of performance the Stinger GT provides drivers is matched only by the interior comfort and convenience of the 2018 Kia Stinger GT. This combination is something you really must experience to fully grasp. It’s a completely new and exciting feeling, and at a price point that is completely unprecedented in the sports sedan class.
If you have questions about the 2018 Kia Stinger GT or would like to set up a test drive (which we can’t recommend highly enough), contact us today!