Sports cars allow us to connect to visceral experiences like rapid acceleration, precise cornering and feeling like the wheels beneath your feet can accomplish anything that’s asked of it in the way of evasion or speed. Within this segment, drivers can choose between an array of vehicles and sub-segments. Those who want luxury and performance have a segment of grand tourers. Those who simply care about speed often find themselves with a muscle car. Meanwhile, those who want to carve canyons are drawn to smaller cars with balanced engineering.
Comparing the grand touring Kia Stinger to the muscular Chevrolet Camaro is not necessarily apples-to-apples. While the Kia Stinger offers refined luxury and speed, the Chevrolet Camaro takes either a coupe or a convertible and puts a big, heavy American engine in it. Still, we’re going to show how they match up on the areas they overlap:
2019 Kia Stinger
2019 Chevy Camaro
|2.0-liter turbo||Base engine||2.0-liter turbo|
|8-speed automatic||Standard transmission||6-speed manual|
|40.9 cubic feet||Cargo space||9.1 cubic feet|
|5 years/60,000 miles||Limited warranty||3 years/36,000 miles|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
|Top Safety Pick +||IIHS Safety Designation||Not recommended by IIHS|
As you can see in the chart above, both cars aim to deliver power and use similar engine technologies to get there. Sure, the 2019 Kia Stinger doesn’t have an available V8 like the 2019 Chevy Camaro. It does, however, have a twin-turbo V6 that generates 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft. of torque.
Where the two models really differ is what they set out to do and what they’re capable of. For the 2019 Kia Stinger, practicality and thrill go hand in hand. With the Stinger, you’re able to fill up a car with your favorite people and adventure gear and then hit the highway with a 0-60 time of only 4.7 seconds.
The four-door engineering and design makes it easy for all passengers to get in and out and all 40+ cubic feet to be easily accessed.
The Camaro, conversely, prefers a Spartan ride that is more focused on simply the driving experience than any modicum of luxury or convenience. That Spartan quality, unfortunately, carries over to the warranty, which sees the 2019 Kia Stinger offer double the years for engine/powertrain defects and safety rating that has an infinite gulf between them.
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