2019 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Kia Stinger

2019 Kia Stinger versus the 2018 Kia Stinger

Released as an all-new model in 2018, the Stinger is a head-turning twist on the Kia brand. The daring sports sedan is a force on the road with up to 365 horsepower and 376 lb.-ft. of torque. With the bold new lineup of 2019 Kia Stingers on the lot, we put together a guide with everything you’ll need to know when deciding between the original and the newest addition.

As is expected with newer models, car shoppers can find a slight bump in price from the 2018 to the 2019 Stinger model. However, what Kia adds in the price for the newer model, it makes up for by upgrading the standard and available feature set. Read on to learn more about what’s new in the 2019 Kia Stinger.

2019 Kia Stinger


2018 Kia Stinger

$32,900 Starting MSRP $31,900
Available Wireless Phone Charging Not Available
Standard Blind Spot Collision Warning Available
Available Surround View Monitor Not Available

What’s New in the 2019 Kia Stinger?

Standard Feature Updates

Built for the adrenaline-driven, one major change to the 2019 Stinger is the standardization of safety features such as Blind Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning. These features come built in across all trim levels of the 2019 Stinger, including the base-level Stinger 2.0.

Available Feature Updates

Also new for the 2019 model is the addition of several convenience technology features to put drivers at ease on the road. These technologies, which are unavailable in the 2018 Stinger, include:

  • Wireless phone charging 
  • Surround-view monitor 
  • Rear outboard heated seats 
  • Front ventilated seats

The Sun and Sound package is another addition to the 2019 stinger lineup. With this bundle, drivers can enjoy a sunroof, touchscreen navigation, LED headlamps and enhanced 720-watt audio technology with 15 speakers.

Stinger Premium and GT1 New Standard Features

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems 
  • Wireless charging 
  • Front ventilated seats

Stinger GT2 New Standard Features

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems 
  • Wireless charging 
  • Front ventilated seats 
  • Heated rear seats 
  • Surround view monitors