Do you remember the Scion FR-S sports car? It's been folded into the Toyota line as the 86 sports car, and while it brings affordable sport performance to the road, it's woefully undersized and lacking in power when you line it up against the 2018 Kia Stinger sports car.
The 2018 Stinger comes with 255 HP in its base 4-cylinder engine trims, which beats the 2017 86's 200 or 205 HP off the blocks. That's not all for the Stinger, which has a faster 0-60 time in the 4-cyl version, with a 5.9-second sprint to 60 MPG, besting the 86's 6.4-second 0-60 time. And the 2018 Stinger also comes with amenities that suit both a race car driver and someone who needs their car for a family trip, with nearly 94 cubic feet for passengers on the inside, and 40.9 cubic feet for cargo with the rear seat folded. The 2017 86 comes with a tiny 6.9 cubic feet of cargo space, and a paltry 76.5 cubic feet of passenger room.
2018 Kia Stinger
2017 Toyota 86
|5.9 seconds||0-60 MPH Time||6.4 seconds|
|255 (260 lb.-ft. torque)||Horsepower||200 to 205 (151 to 156 lb.-ft. torque)|
|2.0-liter twin scroll turbo 4-cylinder||Engine Specs||2.0-liter 4-cylinder|
|8-speed automatic||Transmission||6-speed: Automatic or manual|
|Yes||EyesOn Design Award at 2017 NAIAS?||No|
|Yes||Apple CarPlay Available?||No|
|93.9||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||76.5|
|23.3 to 40.9||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||6.9|
While we are talking about the 4-cylinder version of the 2018 Kia Stinger, there is also a V6 version of the Stinger with 365 HP and a 4.7-second 0-60 time, if you're inclined to be the next cast member of the "Fast and Furious" movies. But in the 4-cyl version, you have a lot of power as is, and an 8-speed transmission and available all-wheel drive, so you can tackle any driving challenge with ease. The 2017 Toyota 86 comes with a 6-speed transmission for a rougher and less-responsive driving experience, and it only comes with standard rear-wheel drive.
Bottom line, the 2018 Stinger can win you laps on the racetrack, and then fit the family for a trip to the mountains with the available AWD versions. It has more power and superior features to the 2017 86, and we look forward to seeing the Stinger on the lot around December 2017 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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