Compare 2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2018 Kia Stinger
2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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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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Sedan C 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan C 300 24 33 $37,433 $40,250
4MATIC Sedan C 300 23 32 $39,293 $42,250
Coupe C 300 22 30 $40,176 $43,200
4MATIC Coupe C 300 22 30 $42,036 $45,200
Sedan C 350e N/A N/A $44,547 $47,900
Cabriolet C 300 22 29 $47,616 $51,200
4MATIC Cabriolet C 300 22 29 $49,476 $53,200
4MATIC Sedan AMG C 43 20 27 $49,662 $53,400
4MATIC Coupe AMG C 43 20 27 $51,987 $55,900
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG C 43 19 26 $56,544 $60,800
Sedan AMG C 63 18 24 $61,473 $66,100
Coupe AMG C 63 17 23 $62,775 $67,500
Cabriolet AMG C 63 17 22 $68,355 $73,500
Sedan AMG C 63 S 18 24 $68,541 $73,700
Coupe AMG C 63 S 17 23 $70,215 $75,500
Cabriolet AMG C 63 S 17 22 $75,795 $81,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,923
$37,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,900
$40,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$532 / month
$671 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.5
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. Very expensive and still not very large, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class nonetheless leads its luxury niche with fabulous style and fantastic power and grip.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 88.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.8 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 56.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 11.8
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P225/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P225/50HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
740 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6200 241 @ 5550
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1400 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.47 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.86
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.96 5.35
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Stinger Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 6.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.6
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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