The Nissan 370Z sports car is known affectionately as “Jaws,” due to its shark-inspired design, but there’s a new sports car that is ready to go swimming with the sharks and take them out with a torpedo gun, aka the 2018 Kia Stinger.
The 2018 Stinger, Kia’s first-ever sports car which will hit lots around December 2017, comes with plenty of tech, performance, and more in its V6 model versions, with 365 HP and a 0-60 acceleration time of 4.7 seconds, as well as a top speed of 167 MPH. The 2018 Nissan 370Z achieves a peak of 350 HP, a little less than the Stinger. But it falls far short in the tech and features department, with a maximum 8-speaker Bose Audio system, compared to the 2018 Stinger’s available 15-speaker masterpiece of a Harman/Kardon audio system. And the 2018 Stinger also checks in with a tentative starting price (not final until closer to vehicle release) of $39,000 MSRP for V6 trims, which edges the 370Z’s Touring and NISMO trim MSRPs which begin at $39,590.
2018 Kia Stinger 3.3L V6 Trims
2018 Nissan 370Z Touring / NISMO
|Starts at around $39,000 MSRP (prices not final)||Price||Starts at $39,590 MSRP|
|365 / 376 lb.-ft.||HP / Torque||332 (Touring) to 350 (NISMO) / 270 (T) to 276 (N) lb.-ft.|
|3.3L twin-turbo V6||Engine Specs||3.7L V6|
|23.3 / 40.9 with rear seats folded||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||6.9|
|15, Harman/Kardon||Max. Available Speakers||8, Bose|
|8-speed automatic||Transmission||6-speed manual (NISMO), 7-speed automatic (Touring)|
|Yes||Cars.com "Best in show" at NAIAS in Detroit?||No|
|Yes / Yes||Android Auto / Apple CarPlay?||No / No|
|Standard||8-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat?||No|
The 2018 Kia Stinger has some impressive design features and awards (including Cars.com’s “Best in Show” earlier in 2017 at the North American International Auto Show, aka NAIAS, in Detroit), but it also comes with a more comprehensive tech package and more room for cargo.
The 2018 Stinger is a GT model (Gran Turismo), which means it’s ideal for a race around the track or a long-distance trip, with up to 40.9 cubic feet for cargo with the rear seats folded. The 2018 370Z doesn’t even reach 10 cubic feet in back for cargo. Reserve your Kia Stinger model with us today, or come visit us for a test drive or for additional information on the 2018 Stinger 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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