Cars with big engines that crank out enough power for you to win a street race or get you a spot on the pro racing circuit come with bold, big front fascias, since you need room to house the engine, and a means to cool off the engine with the grille. The 2018 Kia Stinger has a powerful exterior, and one which also helped it garner a design award at Detroit's NAIAS auto show in January 2017, and the big grille is necessary, with the Stinger's available 3.3L engine in its top three trims that puts out 365 HP. One of its rivals in the GT sports car segment is the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 Prestige, which has a large front fascia as well, but only 252 HP emanating from under the hood.
This edge in engine power gives the 2018 Stinger a top speed of up to 167 MPH and a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds, while the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback accelerates from 0-60 in a slower 5.7 seconds, and only reaches as high as 130 MPH.
2018 Kia Stinger 3.3L V6 Engine
2018 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 Prestige
|Starts at $39,000 MSRP (price not final)||Price||Starts at $57,095 (The Competition)|
|167||Top Speed (MPH)||130|
|4.7||0-60 Time (seconds)||5.7|
|3.3L twin-turbo V6||Engine Specs||Turbocharged 4-cylinder|
|8-speed automatic||Transmission||7-speed automatic|
|23.3 / 40.9||Cargo Room: Rear Seats Up / Rear Seats Folded (cubic feet)||21.8 / 35.01|
|Yes||Cars.com "Best in Show" at North American International Auto Show?||No|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain||4 years or 50,000 miles|
If you're looking for a sports car like the 2018 Stinger or 2018 Audi A5 Sportback, you want a responsive ride, and the Stinger obliges with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which gives you a more responsive drive than the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback's 7-speed automatic transmission. You also save thousands with the 2018 Stinger at lots like ours at Tampa-area Friendly Kia, as it carries a tentative starting price for V6 engine versions of $39,000 (prices will be finalized closer to the Stinger's December 2017 release date), while our competition is asking for more than $57,000 for the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 Prestige, a vehicle with less power, and slower top-line speed than the 2018 Stinger.
Reserve or set up a test drive of the Stinger sports car now 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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