2019 Kia Stinger vs. Its Competition

2019 Kia Stinger
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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 BMW 3-Series (330i M Sport)2019 BMW 3-Series
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2019 Cadillac ATS-V2019 Cadillac ATS
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2019 Jaguar XE2019 Jaguar XE
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 Coupe)2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Quick Specs
The 2019 Kia Stinger sets its sights on sleek style and well-tuned ride and handling, and scores a few direct hits against long-standing best-sellers.
The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come.
The 2019 Cadillac ATS pares down to only a two-door coupe this year as it heads toward the sunset as Cadillac's sporty compact.
The 2019 Jaguar XE compact luxury sedan reminds us of the halcyon days of small four-door luxury cars.
The 2019 Lexus IS has sports sedan intentions, but it needs more underhood muscle and fresher styling to keep pace with German rivals.
Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsCompact CarsCompactCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
Base RWD330i Sedan2-Door Coupe 2.0L RWD25t RWDIS 300 F SPORT RWDC 300 Sedan
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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