Is Kia ready for the big leagues? The real big leagues—the German, Japanese, and American sport-luxury sedans, that is.
The Cadillac ATS and Jaguar XE are the latest entrants into this segment and they've both brought a lot of performance to the table, not to mention style and value.
Then there are the segment defaults.
The BMW 3-Series has been the standard-bearer for more than three decades, but it's starting to look and feel a little soft.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, on the other hand, has brought a breath of sexy style to the segment as a shrunken-down S-Class.
And then there's the Lexus IS, which has been continuously updated and is stylish inside and out.
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|2018 Kia StingerGet Your Price||2018 BMW 3-SeriesGet Your Price||2018 Cadillac ATSGet Your Price||2018 Jaguar XEGet Your Price||2018 Lexus ISGet Your Price||2018 Mercedes-Benz C ClassGet Your Price|
|17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||N/A||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Large Cars||Compact Cars||N/A||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|Base RWD||320i Sedan||N/A||25t RWD||IS 300 F Sport RWD||C 300 Sedan|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||N/A||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||N/A||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series||2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 Cadillac ATS||2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 Jaguar XE||2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 Lexus IS||2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class|