Compare 2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Lexus IS

2018 Kia Stinger
2018 Lexus IS
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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 17 25 $35,973 $38,350
AWD Premium 21 29 $36,864 $39,300
AWD GT 17 25 $38,037 $40,550
RWD GT1 17 25 $40,570 $43,250
AWD GT1 17 25 $42,633 $45,450
RWD GT2 17 25 $46,150 $49,200
AWD GT2 17 25 $48,213 $51,400
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RWD IS 300 F Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD IS 300 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
RWD IS 300 F Sport 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
AWD IS 300 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
AWD IS 300 F Sport 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
RWD IS 350 20 28 $38,903 $41,830
RWD IS 350 F Sport 20 28 $38,903 $41,830
AWD IS 350 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
AWD IS 350 F Sport 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,923
$35,535
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,900
$38,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$532 / month
$637 / 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 Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 44.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 90.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 54
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 184.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 61
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.2
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P255/35YR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P225/40YR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
740 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1400 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6200 241 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.96 4.60
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.69
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.47 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.82
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Stinger Lexus IS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 6.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.8
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3583
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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