If you’re looking for a sports car, do you want something that is one-of-a-kind, or one that is a clone of an existing model? As we look at the 2018 Kia Stinger and its base 4-cylinder trims vs. the 2017 Honda Civic Type R and its 4-cylinder power, we have the first-ever Kia sports car, the Stinger, against a variant of Honda’s compact car, with a rear spoiler and more power.
Look beyond the exterior design, and the 2018 Stinger is made for a roomy ride, as well as a sport-injected experience, with an 8-speed transmission, which gives you a more responsive feel than the 2017 Civic R’s 6-speed transmission. And you also get cool touches with the Stinger, like a D-shaped steering wheel, and available safety features like Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Avoidance, and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, which outclasses the Type R, which does not come with this array of features.
2018 Kia Stinger 4-Cyl Trims
2017 Honda Civic Type R
|Starts around $32,000 MSRP (prices not final)||Price||$33,900 MSRP|
|8-speed automatic||Transmission||6-speed automatic|
|2.0L twin-scroll turbo 4-cylinder||Engine Specs||Turbocharged 4-cylinder|
|Yes||Available Lane Keep Assist?||No|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage - Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles|
|Yes||Cars.com "Best in Show" Award at 2017 NAIAS?||No|
The 2018 Kia Stinger, which hits lots around December 2017, is expected to start around $32,000 for its 4-cylinder trims, though this pricing is not yet final, while the 2017 Civic Type R starts with an MSRP of $33,900. And only with the 2018 Stinger do you get the industry’s longest warranty coverage, with 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain coverage and 5 years or 60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage. Downgrade those figures to 5 years or 60,000 for limited powertrain and 3 years or 36,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper for the 2017 Type R.
You can reserve the 2018 Stinger with us today at Friendly Kia, and once we have models on the lot we’d love for you to come visit us for a test drive or for additional information at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today.
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