interior of 2018 kia stinger gt2 from back seat

New Kia Model Adds Interior-Minded Distinction to Crowded Trophy Cabinet

Which Car Has the Best Interior?

We talk a lot on this blog about how Kia cars are something special. Gone are the days when the early Kia Optima was a guaranteed rental car when you selected “Toyota Camry or similar” on the form. Modern Kia vehicles display some of the best features, highest reliability and most prolific design available in cars, SUVs and vans today.

This focus on providing unrivaled value in the industry has been a central part of Kia’s identity for the past 10 years. In that time, they’ve completely overhauled their lineup, won dozens of awards for quality and craftsmanship and given every model a sleek and alluring design capped by the signature “tiger’s nose” grille.

Perhaps the biggest gamble they’ve taken within that time, save the too-beautiful-for-this-world Kia Borrego, was the 2018 Kia Stinger. The 2018 Kia Stinger and 2018 Kia Stinger GT entered the market just last year with one goal in mind – make fun and luxurious cars accessible to everybody.

The Stinger filled in a gap that nobody would have ever guessed Kia had in their lineup and is now competing with vehicles by luxury-performance giants like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche. The 2018 Kia Stinger is faster, more dynamic and (to add another feather to its cap) more comfortable and luxurious than its competition.

But don’t take our word for it!

AutoTrader Awards Kia Stinger with Best Interior Under $50,000

We talk up Kia models, and specifically the Stinger, every day. Whether it’s to our readers on our blog, to shoppers in our showroom or to our spouses in our sleep, everybody who knows us has heard about Kia’s remarkable value and features.

So, it’s always nice when that’s validated by an independent third party. It’s especially nice when that independent third party has the reputation of online and print marketplace, AutoTrader.

Earlier today, Kia announced that AutoTrader had named the 2018 Kia Stinger in its prestigious list of 10 best interiors for under $50,000. Since the inside is where you’ll spend all your time driving your car (this may not apply if you’re a professional stunt person), nailing the inside is arguably more important than a beautiful and personality-filled exterior.

It’s not an easy formula to nail either, as manufacturers are coming under fire now more than ever, for weird quirks and omissions in the interiors of their vehicle. Luckily, the 2018 Kia Stinger is among the best in the game.

AutoTrader sees a lot of new vehicles on the market, so our hearts jumped for joy when we read the following quote from one of the chief decision makers in this awarding:

 “What’s on the inside of a car is arguably as important as what’s on the outside since drivers and passengers spend all their travel time here. The Kia Stinger’s interior offers a great-looking cabin with upscale materials and intuitive controls. There’s also a surprising amount of rear seat room for a sport sedan – and we’re impressed with the impressive quality of the door panels, which is something you’d typically find in a more expensive vehicle.”

Tara Trompeter. Managing Editor – AutoTrader

“Something you’d typically find in a more expensive vehicle” could become Kia’s tagline tomorrow. The 2018 Kia Stinger is yet another massive way Kia is leveling the playing field. While competing luxury performance brands like Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Acura aren’t likely to lower the prices on their vehicles anytime soon, Kia gives us a vehicle that subverts their models.

Power to the people!

climate control vent detail in 2018 kia stinger gt2

The Stinger’s climate control vents feel solid and look incredible.

drive mode select dial in 2018 kia stinger center console

Conveniently placed in the center console, Drive Mode Select puts you in control.

heated and cooled seat switch in 2018 kia stinger gt2

Heated and cooled seats are engaged with a unique and enjoyable toggle switch.

The 2018 Kia Stinger is luxuriously-styled and full-featured, with a flexible set of options including trim level, drive-train and engine, it lets you get on board at the price point that’s right for you. You can read more about the 2018 Kia Stinger’s versatile pricing by clicking here

…or, you could experience the thrill and comfort yourself by test-driving one! Here at Friendly Kia, we have dozens of Kia Stinger models in stock that give you style and fun at whatever price point you’re seeking. Swing by today, climb into the beautiful and award-winning cabin and see for yourself!

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