2018 Kia Stinger 4-Cylinder vs. 2017 Volkswagen CC

2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2017 VW CC

If you want to utterly dominate the road with either standard front-wheel drive mastery or audacious all-wheel drive ruggedness, then you don't usually think of a sports car. But the 2018 Kia Stinger, the first-ever sports car from Kia, is a beast unto itself, with top speeds that will make you feel like you've achieved liftoff to go along with versatility and toughness that will make the competition, like the 2017 Volkswagen CC sedan, cower in shame.

The 2018 Kia Stinger has been rigorously tested in Europe and in the Arctic, so it knows how to fulfill your need for speed, with a top speed of 130 MPH in its two 4-cylinder engine trims, Stinger and Stinger Premium. It also offers 255 HP in its base trim, compared to the 2017 VW CC's inferior 200 HP. While the 2017 CC also has the same top speed as the 2018 Stinger, it takes 6.5 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 MPH, while the Stinger does that in less time, with a 5.9 second time for 4-cyl trims.

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2018 Kia Stinger 4-cyl

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2017 Volkswagen CC

Starts at less than $32,000 MSRP Price Starts at $34,475 MSRP
255 Horsepower 200
2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo 4-cyl Engine Specs 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cyl
8-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
130 Top Speed (MPH) 130
5.9 0-60 MPH Acceleration (seconds) 6.5
Yes All-Wheel Drive Available? No
Yes Cars.com "Best in Show" - 2017 NAIAS? No
23.3 (40.9 with the rear seat folded) Cargo Room (cubic feet) 13.2
18 Wheel Size (inches) 17 or 18

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We haven't even gotten to the bottom line price for these two models yet, but the 2018 Kia Stinger will cost less than $32,000 MSRP to begin with in 4-cylinder trims, while the 2017 Volkswagen CC begins at more than $34,000 MSRP. And at Friendly Kia, we discount thousands off the MSRP on all models, so we will have significant savings ready for you if you would like to take the 2018 Stinger for a test drive or learn some additional information. And if it's space you crave, the 2018 Stinger has a rear hatch and available cargo room of up to 40.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, while the 2017 CC offers a paltry 13.2 cubic feet in back for cargo.

If you want a GT sports car with a better driving experience thanks to its 8-speed transmission (the CC only has a 6-speed transmission) and available AWD for off-road handling, then the 2018 Kia Stinger is the car for you. 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 in December 2017.

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