2018 Kia Stinger Vs. 2018 Subaru WRX STI

2018 kia stinger vs 2018 subaru wrx sti comparison shot split stinger red and silver sti

The longer you do something, the easier it can be to forget why you started doing it in the first place. When you started driving, your world grew infinitely. No more, were you restricted to the bike lanes, sidewalks and bus routes. Now you could go anywhere. These days, that enthusiasm has been dampened. We drive every day, most of us to work. We don’t enjoy it anymore, because it’s too common. The cars we buy are efficient and practical. Stats like MPG and cargo space are what excite us.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are still vehicles available that let you experience that youthful wonder and awe behind the wheel. We’re going to look at two today that are made by two of the most personality-driven automotive manufacturers in the market. Today, the 2018 Kia Stinger goes up against the 2018 Subaru WRX STI to see who is the true king of justifiable fun.

2018 Kia Stinger


2018 Subaru WRX STI

$31,900 (RWD Base) Starting MSRP (lower is better) $36,095 (STI Manual)
8-Speed Automatic with Paddle Shifters Transmission Manual
29 MPG Highway fuel economy (higher is better) 22 MPG
36.4 inches Second-row leg room (higher is better) 35.4 inches
114.4 inches Wheelbase (higher is better) 104.3 inches
40.9 cubic-feet Cargo volume (higher is better) 12 cubic-feet
365-horsepower (GT) Available horsepower (higher is better) 305-horsepower (STI Limited)
167 mph (GT) Model line max speed 160 mph (STI Limited)

2018 Kia Stinger Advantages Over the 2018 Subaru WRX STI

Looking at the performance specs and body styles, it’s easy to see that both cars have been designed with the goal of letting drivers enjoy their time behind the wheel again. Their very different approaches to what this means lead the 2018 Kia Stinger and the 2018 Subaru WRX STI down very different paths.

While the 2018 WRX STI opts for a “boy racer” aesthetic, covered in sharp angles and aggressive design elements, the 2018 Kia Stinger prefers a more poised and quiet confidence. Opting for a luxury and executive style over the aftermarket mod-inspired WRX STI, the 2018 Kia Stinger finds its challenge in the design competition of Germany over Japan.

Along with its incredible fuel efficiency and storage space, sophisticated exterior and interior design of the 2018 Kia Stinger make it a vehicle with very little compromise on-board. Although it has enough aggression in its design to turn heads, it’s not just a midnight street racer.

The advanced performance of the 2018 Kia Stinger GT makes it an incredibly thrilling car to drive. Able to hit 60 mph from a dead stop in less than 5 seconds with launch control, the 2018 Stinger GT offers drivers a reason to climb into the front seat.

Stopping for groceries after track day is no problem with the useful sport-back hatch, the 2018 Kia Stinger has room for over 40 cubic-feet of cargo.

Capable and compelling, the 2018 Kia Stinger beats the competition in nearly every metric. Best of all, it’s backed by Kia reliability and warranty. For more information on the 2018 Kia Stinger, or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!