Compare 2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 BMW 3-Series

2018 Kia Stinger
2018 BMW 3-Series
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RWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD Base 22 29 $29,923 $31,900
AWD Base 21 29 $31,986 $34,100
RWD Premium 22 29 $34,800 $37,100
RWD GT 19 25 $35,973 $38,350
AWD Premium 21 29 $36,864 $39,300
AWD GT 19 25 $38,037 $40,550
RWD GT1 19 25 $40,570 $43,250
AWD GT1 19 25 $42,633 $45,450
RWD GT2 19 25 $46,150 $49,200
AWD GT2 19 25 $48,213 $51,400
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Sedan 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 320i 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
Sedan South Africa 320i 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
Sedan 320i xDrive 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
Sedan South Africa 320i xDrive 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
Sedan 330i 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan South Africa 330i 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 328d 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
Sedan 330i xDrive 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan South Africa 330i xDrive 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan 328d xDrive 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
Plug-In Hybrid 330e iPerformance N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
Sports Wagon 328d xDrive 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
Sedan 340i 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
Sedan South Africa 340i 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
Sedan 340i xDrive 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
Sedan South Africa 340i xDrive 21 31 $47,885 $50,950

2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

It would be easy to write off the 2018 Kia Stinger as a 2018 BMW 3-Series imitator, but life is never that simple. The 2018 Stinger traces many of the same lines as the 2018 3-Series, and in some cases the Kia does so with more verve and sharper responses.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,923
$32,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,900
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$532 / month
$582 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia Stinger is a serious performance contender that is fun to drive, powerful, practical, and upscale, and it all comes at a bargain price. The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 35.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 71.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
740 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1400 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6200 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.96 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.84
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.47 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.67
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Stinger BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3295
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2018 Kia Stinger
  • 2018 Stinger is here; 2019s arriving
  • Rebates: Up to $4,000 in savings on 2018s
  • Finance: 0.0% APR for 66 months on 2018s
  • Lease: $299/mo. (2018 Stinger 2.0T RWD)
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2018 BMW 3-Series
  • 2018 3-Series in stock; 2019s arriving
  • Rebate: $2,500 APR credit
  • Financing: 4.49% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $319 for 36 months
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