What engines are available in the Kia Stinger

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger, Technology on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 9:04 pm
2018 Kia Stinger GT rear view wheels smoking in a corner

2018 Kia Stinger engine options

Kia amazed us all when they announced that they were building a four-door performance luxury sedan. It was the performance part that seemed the most surprising. Kia builds quality vehicles, there’s no doubt about it, but they have shied away from the performance market, until now. The Kia Stinger is actually set to dominate, and though there’s a lot to talk about, let’s take a look under the hood and discuss the 2018 Kia Stinger engine options.

How many engine options does the Kia Stinger have?

People love to talk about the twin-turbo V6, but we will get to that in a minute. The Kia Stinger actually has two engines available, and the base engine is just as impressive. If you still want power but want to save a little money, then this base engine is the one you should consider.

2018 Kia Stinger red and blue side by side front viewBase engine specs for the Kia Stinger

The standard engine that comes in the Kia Stringer is no slouch. It’s a twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. Don’t let the 4-cylinder figure talk you out of this engine as it pumps out 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, making for a very spirited ride.

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Spirited usually also means terrible fuel economy, but that is just not the case here. The Stinger base trim and the Premium trim, which both get this engine, earn 22-city mpg and 29-highway mpg in RWD. On top of that, this engine is also available with AWD and still provides the same highway mpg and gets 21-city mpg.


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2018 Kia Stinger GT twin-turbo V6 engineTwin-turbo V6 Kia Stinger GT specs

If you want the max performance for your Kia Stinger, then you have three trims to choose from. The GT, GT1, and GT2 all get an extreme twin-turbo V6 engine. To put that in perspective, many supercars from other manufacturers utilize a twin-turbo V6. This particular Kia powerplant can output 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque.

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With all that power, you are going to take a hit in fuel economy, but not as much as you would think. This engine still earns 19-city mpg and 25-highway mpg with both RWD and AWD. Not to mention, when equipped with this engine, the Stinger GT can go from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

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