Is Kia ready for the big leagues? The real big leagues—the German, Japanese, and American sport-luxury sedans, that is.
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.
A new model arrives for 2019.
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.
The Cadillac ATS and Jaguar XE both have brought a lot of performance to the table, not to mention style and value, but both have been slow sellers as this segment thins out in sales.
Then there's the Lexus IS, which has been continuously updated and is stylish inside and out, but almost forgotten when compared to its better-handling competition.
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|2019 Kia Stinger||2019 BMW 3-Series||2019 Cadillac ATS|
#15 in Coupes
|2019 Jaguar XE||2019 Lexus IS||2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class|
|17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Large Cars||Compact Cars||Compact||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|Base RWD||330i Sedan||2-Door Coupe 2.0L RWD||25t RWD||IS 300 F SPORT RWD||C 300 Sedan|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2019 Kia Stinger vs. 2019 BMW 3-Series||2019 Kia Stinger vs. 2019 Cadillac ATS||2019 Kia Stinger vs. 2019 Jaguar XE||2019 Kia Stinger vs. 2019 Lexus IS||2019 Kia Stinger vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class|