As both part owners of each other’s enterprise, Kia enjoys a unique relationship with Hyundai that is unlike anything else in the automotive world. The two brands share many of their vehicles’ platforms, but then decide how to refine, stock and market the vehicle built on that platform. For that reason, they wind up competing with one another, despite sharing the fundamental building blocks of these competing models.
Two models which share a platform and yet couldn’t be more different are the 2019 Kia Stinger and 2019 Genesis G70 from Hyundai’s luxury line, Genesis. Today, we’re matching up these two sporty sedans to which offers the superior value.
2019 Kia Stinger
2019 Genesis G70
|2.0-liter turbocharged (255 horsepower)||Base engine (horsepower)||2.0-liter turbocharged (252 horsepower)|
|3.3-liter twin-turbo (365 horsepower)||V6 engine (horsepower)||3.3-liter twin-turbo (365 horsepower)|
|114.4 inches||Wheelbase||111.6 inches|
|5.9 seconds||Base 0-60||6.2 seconds|
|36.4 inches||Second-row legroom||34.8 inches|
|40.9 cubic feet||Maximum cargo space||10.5 cubic feet|
|$39,300||V6 base MSRP||$43,750|
The matchup between the Kia Stinger and the Genesis G70 represents the way these two manufacturers view their place in the market. For Kia, the Stinger is a challenger model that aims to offer high-octane performance to drivers who may not have the budget or fleet of mechanics on hand that a German car demands. For Genesis, it’s all about emphasizing the luxury features, and price tag, over the performance ones.
: With the 2019 Kia Stinger, you’re getting a car that has more horsepower and a better 0-60 time in its turbocharged 4-cylinder variety, a longer wheelbase that offers a smoother ride and lower center of gravity and more interior space for passengers and cargo.
Perhaps best of all, though, the 2019 Kia Stinger starts at almost $2,000 less than the 2019 Genesis G70 in its base variant. Drivers who want the 365-horsepower thrill of a twin-turbocharged V6 engine will pay over $4,000 more to go with the less-practical Genesis G70.
The 2019 Kia Stinger is a future icon. While the Genesis G70 is a good car, it can’t match the superior value, performance and comfort of the 2019 Kia Stinger.
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