Compare 2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Lexus IS

2018 Kia Stinger
2018 Lexus IS
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Base AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Stinger Base AWD 21 29 $31,986 $34,100
Stinger Base RWD 22 29 $29,923 $31,900
Stinger GT AWD 17 25 $38,037 $40,550
Stinger GT RWD 17 25 $35,973 $38,350
Stinger GT1 AWD 17 25 $42,633 $45,450
Stinger GT1 RWD 17 25 $40,570 $43,250
Stinger GT2 AWD 17 25 $48,213 $51,400
Stinger GT2 RWD 17 25 $46,150 $49,200
Stinger Premium AWD 21 29 $36,864 $39,300
Stinger Premium RWD 22 29 $34,800 $37,100
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
IS IS 300 F Sport AWD 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
IS IS 300 F Sport RWD 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
IS IS 300 RWD 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
IS IS 350 AWD 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
IS IS 350 F Sport AWD 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
IS IS 350 F Sport RWD 20 28 $38,903 $41,830
IS IS 350 RWD 20 28 $38,903 $41,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,986
$37,814
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,100
$40,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$568 / month
$678 / 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
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 60.4
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.2
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 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
740 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1400 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6200 260 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.47 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.96 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Stinger Lexus IS
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 8.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.8
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3737
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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