There’s a lot to like about the Kia Stinger, but how does the four-cylinder version compare to the V6?

That’s a question that is pretty easy to answer – it really doesn’t.

The two versions of Kia‘s new (and first) large sedan are like chalk and cheese when it comes to the driving experience.

Interestingly, I actually came away from my drive of the 2.0 litre version (the four-cylinder) feeling that another Kia might be a better option.


My test car was finished in the same Ceramic Grey paint as what I had on the V6 Stinger that I reviewed recently.

Kia, to their credit, have given buyers some interesting colour choices for their new Stinger – I like the grey, not sure though that I would buy it myself, looks a bit too much like primer (undercoat) to me!

The red paint, or one of the blues might be what I’d choose.

Whichever way you go you get a car that captures a heap of attention on the road, and the Stinger is a conversation starter too!

Be prepared to have to talk about your car to total strangers.

The best part of the Stinger design, in my opinion, is the shape of the rear 3/4 panels and the wrap around taillights – very sexy.

2018 kia stinger interior