2022 Kia Stinger vs. Its Competition

2022 Kia Stinger
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

Despite a market turn away from sedans, the performance sedan segment popularized by German automakers has more compelling options than ever before, not the least of which is the Stinger.

It shares powertrains and suspension components with the smaller G70 that is a value among luxury models.

The BMW 3-Series remains the standard bearer, even as it grew larger and more tech forward with its 2019 redesign.

Great tech is the calling card of the Audi A4, while the Mercedes-Benz C-Class checks every box for interior refinement, performance, and advanced features.

The Cadillac CT5 or Infiniti QX50 could draw eyes, but not beside the gorgeous Alfa Romeo Giulia.

2022 Kia Stinger2022 Kia Stinger
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2021 Audi A42021 Audi A4
#3 in Wagons
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2021 BMW 3-Series (330e)2021 BMW 3-SeriesGet Your Price2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (AMG C63 S)2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class
#3 in Coupes
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2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia2021 Alfa Romeo GiuliaGet Your Price2021 Genesis G702021 Genesis G70Get Your Price
Quick Specs
The refreshed 2022 Stinger upgrades with the latest technology and a more potent base engine, for a price.
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The 2021 Audi A4 blends a conservative luxury compact car with spicy performance and robust wagon flavors.
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The flexible 2021 BMW 3-Series lineup offers something for everyone, so long as they’re not smitten with SUVs.
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Svelte, sporty, and somewhat understated, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class should be at the top of your compact luxury sedan shopping list.
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Quick and sexy, the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia is an appealing Italian take on the sport sedan.
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The 2021 Genesis G70 has the footwork of a contender; it’s a jab or two from landing a knockout punch on its German rivals.
MSRP From     
$36,090$39,100$41,250$41,600$40,350$36,000
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMidsize CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
GT-Line RWDPremium 40 TFSI quattro330i SedanC 300 SedanRWD2.0T RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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