2022 Kia Stinger vs. Its Competition

2022 Kia Stinger
Brian Wong Brian Wong West Coast 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 if it’s not the sport sedan it once was.

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 gorgeous Alfa Romeo Giulia eschews any pretense of practicality for performance.

2022 Kia Stinger2022 Kia StingerGet Your Price2022 Audi A42022 Audi A4
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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2022 Genesis G702022 Genesis G70Get Your Price2021 BMW 3-Series (330e)2021 BMW 3-Series
2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Quick Specs
7.3
The refreshed 2022 Stinger upgrades with the latest technology, but the new base powertrain is a letdown.
6.8
The 2022 Audi A4 is light on styling personality but scores big for its tech and overall execution.
The 2022 Mercedes C-Class pares down its lineup and plumps up with lots of screens and mild-hybrid performance.
7.0
The 2022 Genesis G70 leads with luxury trimmings and service—and its footwork has caught up to its German rivals.
7.7
The flexible 2021 BMW 3-Series lineup offers something for everyone, so long as they’re not smitten with SUVs.
6.8
Quick and sexy, the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia is an appealing Italian take on the sport sedan.
MSRP From     
$36,290$39,900$43,550$37,775$41,250$40,350
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
GT-Line RWDPremium 40 TFSI quattroC 300 Sedan2.0T RWD330i SedanRWD
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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