2018 Kia Stinger vs Genesis G80 Sport

2018 Kia Stinger vs Genesis G80 Sport

The Kia Stinger debuts this year, just as the Genesis G80 Sport did last year. Which of these new muscle cars hit the ground running fastest? We'll answer that question in this head-to-head of all-new performance vehicles.

Exterior Styling: Kia Stinger

Kia knows how a performance car should look and made the Stinger to spec. The result is a sleek, sporty four-door tourer with a mean streak. It's sure to turn heads, especially when the back opens up and reveals the Stinger is actually a hatchback.

Stinger Exterior Stylings

The Genesis G80 is gorgeous with its copper accents and bold grille and LED headlights. While the Kia Stinger took its cues from American grand tourers, the Genesis G80 gets its look from European styling. For instance, it has a conventional trunk. Even so, if stunning good looks are a must-have, the Stinger is your go-to.

Engines: Kia Stinger

It's not a performance car if it doesn't have a killer engine. The Kia Stinger gives two options: the 255-horsepower engine or a twin-turbo V-6 that puts out a whopping 365 horsepower. The latter gets up to 60 mph from a full stop in just 4.7 seconds. You also get to decide between the meatier all-wheel drive or the spring-in-its step rear-wheel drive.

Stinger Engines

The Genesis G80 Sport can generate the exact same number of horses with its 3.3-liter V-6 engine coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Horsepower being equal, the win goes to the Kia Stinger for having more engine and powertrain options.

Interior: Kia Stinger

Because of its hatchback body, there's a little more versatility to the Stinger than your average sports car. Inside the cabin you'll discover quality materials and the marks of excellent design. A host of standard tech features at this top-of-the-line car will satisfy almost every whim.

Kia Stinger Interior

Though it carries the Sport name, judging by the interior, the G80 Sport is a more a luxury car than a performance vehicle. If comfort is high on your list, you may welcome the Genesis for that very reason. But for those who want to feel like they're sitting in a performance-oriented vehicle, the Stinger is more their speed.

Features and Equipment: Genesis G80 Sport

What is the sweet tech that graces the Stinger and G80 Sport? Strap in because it's a lot. Up at the top-tier Stinger GT trim and you get 18-inch alloy wheels, auto lights, leather upholstery, 12-way power adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic temperature control, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, UVO eServices Telematics and more.

Genesis G80 Sport Features

The G80 Sport is already a top-trim level, so it's very well equipped. More equipped, in fact, than the Stinger. So the G80 Sport wins this category.

Learn More About the Kia Stinger

It's a close match. Each of these cars would sit pretty in your driveway or tear up the road when you're out driving. The Genesis G80 Sport is more of a luxury car while the Stinger plays up its muscle car influence. If they were more evenly priced, it would be a tough call. But seeing how the Genesis is $15,000 more than the Stinger, it's really no contest. We recommend the 2018 Kia Stinger, a bargain for all the power you get.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Kia Stinger 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory


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