Building a vehicle that will become legendary is a study in patience, perseverance and a hint of prognostication. In order to produce something the market will love for years to come, designers and engineers have to create a sense of timelessness and unique thrill in their vehicle, that will be treasured long after the design trends have worn out. The central element seems to be a sense of fun and whimsy which throws other concerns to the wind.
Although it’s only in its second model year, the Kia Stinger seems to have nailed this rare combination. With a focus on balancing interior comfort for up to five passengers with invigorating speed and performance, the Kia Stinger gives drivers a luxury performance car with the price tag of a well-outfitted mass-market sedan. Up against the 2019 Kia Stinger GT today is a vehicle that seeks to revive a legendary model. It’s the 2019 Kia Stinger GT Vs. the 2020 Toyota Supra.
2019 Kia Stinger GT
2019 Toyota Supra
|RWD or AWD||Drivetrain||RWD|
|3.3L twin-turbo V6||Engine||BMW-built 3.0L turbo straight-6|
|167 mph||Top speed||155 mph|
|365 horsepower/376 lb-ft.||Horsepower/torque||335 horsepower/365 lb-ft.|
|8-speed automatic||Transmission||8-speed automatic|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
While the two vehicles take decidedly-different approaches to their definition of “sports car,” even a quick glance at the chart above shows just how superior the 2019 Kia Stinger GT is to the forthcoming Toyota Supra.
After all, drivers who choose the 2019 Kia Stinger GT over the Supra get a car that is practical as it is fun, with over 40 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, seating for five and four doors. The Toyota Supra prefers to take a less luxurious approach and winds up with a smaller footprint and less space for passengers and stuff.
When it comes to performance, you’ll also find the Stinger to handily beat the Supra. The Stinger’s twin-turbocharged engine is 10% more powerful than that of the Supra and its top speed makes it a better vehicle for track day.
Finally, Kia’s industry-best warranty underscores the Stinger’s quality, while the Toyota Supra’s BMW-built engine is covered for half as many years and almost half as many miles. We’ll let you draw your own conclusions about how long you can count on the BMW-sourced engine in the Supra.
You would think with the clear advantages the Stinger GT enjoys of the Supra, that it would cost more. However, you get the 2019 Kia Stinger GT for over $10,000 less than the 2020 Toyota Supra. Further discounts at your Friendly neighborhood Kia dealer enhance the gap between the two models and prove once and for all that Kia and Friendly Kia are value leaders.
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