The WRX in Subaru sounds like a radio station or a call signal, but it stands for "World Rally Experimental." And rallying is precisely what this sporty compact will need when it runs up against the 2018 Kia Stinger, the first-ever Kia sports car with more top-line power than the 2018 Subaru WRX, a faster 0-60 time in its base trim level and more room for cargo, among the benefits. Plus, with the 2018 Stinger you get a twin-turbo V6 engine in top-line trims which gives you speeds of up to 167 MPH!
The 2018 Stinger comes in five trims in all, and the two 4-cylinder engine trims – Stinger and Stinger Premium, accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 5.9 seconds, edging the 2018 Subaru WRX's base trim 0-60 speed of 6.2 seconds. All trims of the Stinger come with an ultra-smooth 8-speed automatic transmission, while the 2018 WRX comes with a 6-speed transmission, standard, with the choice for 8-speed transmission for a few of its five trims.
2018 Kia Stinger
2018 Subaru WRX
|255 to 265||Horsepower||268 to 305|
|2.0L 4-cyl, and 3.3L V6||Engine Options||2.0L 4-cyl, and 2.5L 4-cyl|
|167||Top Speed (MPH)||160|
|5.9 seconds||0-60 Time (4-cyl trims)||6.2|
|4.7 seconds||0-60 time (V6 trims)||4.5|
|Yes||AWD Available for All Trim Levels?||Yes|
|8-speed automatic, standard||Transmission||6-speed manual, standard (available 8-speed manual)|
|EyesOn Design Production Car Design award; Cars.com "Best in Show" at NAIAS||Awards||KBB.com's 2017 Best Resale Value Awards: "Best Sport Compact Car"|
|23.3||Trunk Cargo Room (cubic feet)||12.0|
On the interior, the 2018 Kia Stinger is a GT (Gran Turismo) car, with size for a long-distance drive and also for cargo, with 23.3 cubic feet in the trunk and 40.9 cubic feet with the rear seat folded, which easily gives you more room for a trip cross-country than the 2018 WRX, which has a rather small 12 cubic foot cargo area in its trunk – the norm for sports cars, but a level which the Stinger easily shatters.
Gain all of these advantages and more with the 2018 Kia Stinger, set to arrive on the lot around December 2017 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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