The 2018 Kia Stinger has been "en fuego" since it began making the rounds at car shows in early 2017, dazzling judges in Detroit with a Cars.com "Best in Show" and an EyesOn Design award for Production Car Excellence, to name some of the praise being heaped in the Stinger's direction. There's been plenty of buzz about the first-ever Kia sports car, as its engineers have been hard at work to make every detail perfect. From road testing in Germany's famed Nurburgring to re-tuning the engine to reach 167 MPH at top speed to traction testing in the arctic over the winter, the Stinger is a vehicle for all driving situations and all seasons. And its V6 model trims are tentatively-priced to start at $39,000, with final pricing due around the vehicle's arrival in December 2017.
These details and more, including the Stinger's eye-catching design, available all-wheel drive and nice room for passengers make it superior to the 2018 Ford Focus RS. Read on for more of the Stinger's benefits vs. the comparable Ford model.
2018 Kia Stinger
2018 Ford Focus RS
|Starts at $39,000 MSRP (prices not final)||Price||Starts at $41,120 MSRP|
|167||Top Speed (MPH)||165|
|4.7||0-60 Acceleration (seconds)||4.7|
|3.3L twin-turbo V6||Engine Specs||2.3L EcoBoost 4-cyl|
|93.8||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||90.0|
|8-speed automatic||Transmission||6-speed manual|
|23.3||Cargo Room in Trunk (cubic feet)||19.9|
|Yes||Cars.com "Best in Show" at Detroit's 2017 NAIAS?||No|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles|
The 2018 Ford Focus RS is a sporty performance vehicle with similar power, versatility and pricing as the 2018 Kia Stinger, but the RS meets defeat in all of these categories. The Focus RS reaches a top speed of 165 MPH and comes with less cargo space in its rear hatch, with 19.9 cubic feet to the Stinger's 23.3 cubic feet of cargo room. And the Focus RS checks in with an MSRP of more than $41,000. The 2018 Stinger also has a more-responsive transmission, with an 8-speed automatic transmision for easier and smoother shifting compared with the 2018 Focus RS' 6-speed manual transmission.
When you match up the Stinger with the Focus RS, you have more room for cargo and passengers, a faster top speed, better tech options and more, all at a lower price with the 2018 Kia 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. 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.