The Genesis brand has branched out from Hyundai to become its own prestige entity, but it wasn’t counting on seeing a sports car as lively, potent and stylish as the 2018 Kia Stinger in its rearview. The 2018 Stinger, due on lots in December 2017, will bring speeds up to 167 MPH and a 0-60 speed of 4.7 seconds in its three 3.3L V6 engine trim grades to lots all over.
The 2018 Stinger is revolutionary in many ways. It is the first Kia sports car, and the first to have available all-wheel drive, to go along with its racing-level speeds and aesthetics that captured the fancy of the EyesOn Design group which gave it an award for Production Car Design Excellence early in 2017. The 2018 Stinger also comes with a larger cargo area than the 2018 Genesis G80, with 23.3 cubic feet available and up to 40.9 cubic feet with its rear sears folded, compared with the G80’s rather pedestrian 15.9 cubic feet in back.
2018 Kia Stinger 3.3L V6
2018 Genesis G80 3.8L V6
|Starts around $39,000 MSRP (prices not final)||Price||Starts at $45,148 (The Competition)|
|365 (376 lb.-ft. torque)||Horsepower||311 (293 lb.-ft. torque)|
|3.3-liter twin-turbo V6||Engine Specs||3.8-liter V6|
|19||Wheel Size (inches)||18|
|23.3 (40.9 with rear seats folded)||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||15.3|
|Yes||EyesOn Design Award for Production Car Design Excellence?||No|
|Yes||Cars.com "Best in Show" - 2017 NAIAS?||No|
Not only does the 2018 Stinger come with sweet speeds and next-level cargo space, it also is priced tentatively (prices will be final upon vehicle release) at around $39,000 to start for its trim grades with a V6 engine at Friendly Kia of New Port Richey, which is a nice savings compared to the G80’s starting price of around $45,000 at our competition.
Gain all of these advantages and more, including upwards of 365 HP in the 2018 Stinger, vs. the 2018 G80 3.8L’s 311 HP, 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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