2018 Kia Stinger Vs. 2018 Toyota Camry

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Driving is supposed to be fun. We’ll never back down from that opinion. Sure, it is something you rely on to take you to work and get your family where they need to be. Underneath all the “needs” however, it should also satisfy a big “want.” For most of us, the passion and enjoyment we got out of driving when we first started is completely gone. It’s been replaced with a resignation and a suffocating feeling that can best be described as “it’s fine.”

With the 2018 Kia Stinger, Kia hopes to reinvigorate drivers everywhere. The Stinger’s thrilling craftsmanship wraps around its luxurious and sporty interior and powertrain, giving you a vehicle that makes every day driving an occasion. Beyond that, however, it’s practical. The hatchback design doesn’t just look great but gives you the cargo carrying ability of a crossover. Today, we’re comparing Kia’s four-door sports sedan to the poster child of resignation and joyless, obligatory driving – the 2018 Toyota Camry. We know the Stinger will smoke it for performance, but you may be surprised at how they compare for function.

2018 Kia Stinger


2018 Toyota Camry XSE

255 horsepower (2.0T) Base engine power 206 horsepower (2.5L l4)
4.7 seconds (3.3L twin turbo V6) 0-60 acceleration 6 seconds (v6)
RWD Standard drive type FWD
Yes AWD available? No
Yes Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatible? No
40.9 cubic feet Maximum cargo volume 15.1 cubic feet
Yes JD Power Initial Quality Study top finisher? No
5 years / 60,000 miles Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles

Enjoy Fun and Function in the 2018 Kia Stinger

Promising both fun and versatility is a bold move. However, the 2018 Kia Stinger absolutely delivers. From its available AWD to its 270% increase on cargo volume, the 2018 Kia Stinger beats the Camry at its own game. It’s the smarter choice for your head.

It’s also the more compelling choice for your heart. An available 0-60 time of over 4.5 seconds and a standard engine that churns out nearly 50 horsepower more than the Camry mean you’ll get the most smiles per gallon with the 2018 Kia Stinger.

Other amenities include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility which is not available at any trim level in the 2018 Toyota Camry, much less its XSE trim.

Beyond just being the smarter and sexier choice of the two, the Kia Stinger is the safer choice with an additional 2 years or 24,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage and double the powertrain coverage.

Stop by Friendly Kia today for Tampa Bay’s largest selection of Kia Stinger models. We also have the lowest pricing and are the only members of the 2018 Kia Presidents Club. We’ll help you find the perfect Kia Stinger for you and you’ll walk out our door with it for less than you’d pay anywhere else.

For more information or to schedule a test drive with the 2018 Kia Stinger, contact us today!