2018 Kia Stinger 4-Cylinder vs. 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is a cute car, one with great speeds and smooth lines, but with a small interior and a lack of options or comforts for drivers who need to make a long-distance trip.

If you like to use your car for more than just tooling down main street to show off its sporty exterior, then we trust you want a sports car with more substance, size and performance: Enter the 2018 Kia Stinger, with two 4-cylinder trims that come with 255 HP and a 0-60 acceleration time of 5.9 seconds. These 4-cylinder trims also have a huge upgrade over the Mazda's almost un-quantifiable interior room, with 93.8 cubic feet for passengers and up to 40.9 cubic feet for cargo with the rear seats folded. The 2017 MX-5 Miata RF has less than 5 cubic feet – 4.59 to be exact - of room for cargo. You better pack light if you're going on a trip with the MX-5 Miata RF.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

 Starts around $32,000 MSRP (prices not final) Price $32,460 (The Competition)
255 Horsepower 155
2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo 4-cylinder Engine Specs 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
8-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
130 / 5.9 (167 / 4.7 for V6 trims) Top Speed (MPH) / 0-60 Time (seconds)  155 / 5.5
Yes Cars.com "Best in Show" - 2017 NAIAS? No
23.3 (40.9 w/rear seats folded) Cargo Room (cubic feet) 4.59
18 Wheel Size (inches) 17

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The 2018 Stinger on the other hand is ready for a long trip, thanks to its spacious interior, or for one that is more rugged, with available all-wheel drive. It also will win a street race or a hundred, with its ever-ready engine, which hits 130 MPH in its 4-cylinder trims and amps up to a top speed of 167 MPH in its three V6 trims. And you will also save money with the 4-cylinder Stinger, with an estimated starting price of around $32,000 (prices not final until vehicle release), at lots like ours at Friendly Kia of New Port Richey FL, while the competition is asking for around $32,460 to start for the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF.

We are taking reservations for the 2018 Kia Stinger now, and we are ready to set you up with a Stinger or to answer questions for you on the lot 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 once the Stinger is available on the lot.

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