2018 Kia Stinger GT Vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Sedan

2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Sedan

The 2018 Kia Stinger is entering its first year on the market, with a release set for December 2017, but it is already a formidable vehicle that will be hard to match in the sports car segment. In its three trims with a 3.3L V6 engine, it outclasses much of the competition with 365 horsepower and the ability to reach speeds as heady as 167 MPH, while the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Sedan only goes as high as 130 MPH, to go along with its inferior 362 HP.

In addition to the advantages the 2018 Stinger has in performance and top-line speed, it also will start around a tentative $39,000 for its V6 trims, with the final price still yet to be finalized when the model sees widespread release in late 2017. This is significant savings over the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 43, which is more than $60,000 at a competing lot. But at Friendly Kia, which serves the area including Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL, we will save you thousands on the Stinger – reserve your model, or call us to set up a test drive, today!

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Stinger vs. The Competition

2018 Kia Stinger 3.3-Liter V6 Trims


2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Sedan

Starts around $39,000 MSRP (prices not final) Price Starts around $61,690 (The Competition)
365 Horsepower 362
167 Top Speed (MPH) 130
4.7 0-60 MPH Acceleration (seconds) 4.6
3.3L twin-turbo V6 Engine Specs Turbocharged 3.0L V6
19 Wheel Size (inches) 18
9 standard; 15 available Number of Speakers 5
23.3 Cargo Room: Trunk (cubic feet) 12.6
10 years or 100,000 miles Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain 4 years or 50,000 miles
5 years or 60,000 miles Warranty Coverage: Bumper-to-Bumper 4 years or 50,000 miles

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting like a Kia Stinger Near Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

The 2018 Kia Stinger has picked up some early accolades, such as being named "Best in Show" by Cars.com at the 2017 Detroit auto show known as NAIAS, but it also comes with room for passengers on the inside that many sporty sedans or coupes with this level of speed and performance simply do not have, and has a cargo area that is the envy of this segment, with 23.3 cubic feet in the trunk alone, and 40.9 cubic feet for cargo with the rear seat folded, easily topping the 2018 Mercedez-Benz C 43's 12.6 cubic feet in its trunk. You can take the 2018 Stinger anywhere, really, with its available all-wheel drive, its racing-worthy speeds, and its room for a road trip. You could even tackle the no-speed-limit Autobahn in Europe, with the available performance underneath the Stinger's hood.

Look for the Kia Stinger GT (Gran Turismo) sports car 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. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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