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2020 Kia Stinger vs. Its Competition

2020 Kia Stinger
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The 2020 Kia Stinger is largely in a class of its own.

Like-sized German rivals such as the Audi A6 cost around $60,000.

Instead, most shoppers are likely to consider the “default” BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, both of which send power to the rear (or all four) wheels and deliver excellent handling.

Those Germans are classier inside than the Kia, but not by as much as you might think.

The Jaguar XE is tight inside but has a supple ride and terrific handling.

Volvo’s S60 gets many things right, starting with its clean styling and its soothing interior design.

If you’re looking at the impressive Genesis G70, consider the Stinger—it’s not as plush, but the two share underpinnings and powertrains.

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Quick Specs
7.7
The 2020 Kia Stinger delivers a rare ride-and-handling balance and ample acceleration in a crisp, practical body.
7.7
The 2020 BMW 3-Series is back on top among compact sport sedans, even as the competition closes in.
6.4
The 2020 Jaguar XE delivers legitimate sport-sedan goodness.
7.3
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
7.5
The 2020 Volvo S60 luxury sport sedan balances power and grace.
6.7
Don’t tell the 2020 Genesis G70 it’s new to the luxury sedan game, it’s a genuine contender already.
MSRP From     
$33,090$40,750$39,900$41,400$36,050$35,450
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
GT-Line RWD330i SedanS RWDC 300 SedanT5 FWD Momentum2.0T RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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