2019 Kia Stinger Specs, Release Dates, Prices

2019 KIA STINGER OVERVIEW

The powerful, fastback sport sedan carries over into the 2019 model year, maintaining head-turning design, premium amenities and heart-pounding power at an incredibly value-packed price. New for 2019, Kia adds available convenience technologies such as wireless phone charging, rear outboard heated seats, Surround View Monitor as well as expanded availability of front ventilated seats. Rear-wheel drive GT trims receive a limited-slip differential. Meanwhile, the new Sun and Sound package available on the Stinger 2.0 adds sunroof, navigation with 8-inch touchscreen, Harman/Kardon 720-watt audio with ClariFi technology and 15 speakers, as well as LED headlamps. Blind Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning are now standard across all trims, while a host of additional Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are now standard on the Premium, GT1 and GT2 trims.

TRIM LEVELS AND FEATURES

The 2019 Kia Stinger is a four-door sedan with a fastback-like hatch that is available in five trim levels: base, Premium, GT, GT1 and GT2. Standard features for the base trim include 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, heated and power-folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, selectable drive modes, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, 60/40-split folding rear seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a 7-inch touchscreen, three USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker audio system with satellite radio.

The Premium trim adds LED headlights, a sunroof, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a larger driver information display, driver-seat memory functions, an 8-inch touchscreen, a 15-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams.

The 2019 Kia Stinger Stinger GT equipment is similar to the base Stinger but upgrades to 19-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, a mechanical-locking rear differential, adaptive suspension dampers, a launch control system, variable ratio steering, a few exterior and interior embellishments, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and a nine-speaker audio system.

The GT1 trim build on the Premium plus with auto-dimming exterior mirrors, ventilated front seats and additional performance meters. The GT2 trim that finishes it off with a hands-free opening hatchback, a head-up display, premium leather upholstery, upgraded front seats, heated rear seats, and a surround-view parking camera system.

POWERTRAIN

The 2019 Kia Stinger offers a choice of two turbocharged engines are available. The 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder Theta II engine produces 255 horsepower at 6,200 rpm with 260 lb.-ft. of maximum torque available from 1,400 – 4,000 rpm, propelling the Stinger from 0-60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. Performance credentials are further enhanced through the available 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 Lambda II engine, which produces 365 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and offers 376 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,350 – 4,500 rpm. As such, the Stinger GT accelerates to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, quicker than the base six-cylinder Porsche Panamera. Pushing the twin turbocharged V6 to its full potential will allow the Stinger GT to achieve a governed top speed of 167 mph.

The 2019 Kia Stinger features an in-house designed second-generation eight-speed rear-drive automatic transmission. More typically found in aviation- and racing-engine applications, the transmission features Kia’s first use of a Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber (CPA) torque converter on the 2.0L to help reduce torsional vibrations through the drivetrain and has been designed with an oil cooler to more efficiently handle heat build-up. Drivers can let the gearbox manage shifts on its own or may selectively run through the gears via paddle shifters mounted aft of the steering wheel. ​​ As with the suspension and steering, up to five different shift patterns may be selected through the vehicle’s electronic drive-mode system. ​​ Throttle mapping is also adjusted accordingly.

Recognizing that passionate drivers may not always reside in optimal climes, the 2019 Kia Stinger sedan available with rear- or all-wheel drive. Rear-wheel biased for impressive control in the wet or dry, the in-house engineered AWD system monitors driver inputs and road conditions and automatically distributes power in real-time based on the driving situation. The advanced AWD system is engineered to enhance turn-in and reduce understeer by applying braking force to the inner wheels. The system also freely distribute torque between the front and rear wheels, depending on driving conditions. Should the system detect slip, power is seamlessly directed towards the front or rear wheels, depending on the driving condition. Up to 50 percent of torque can be distributed to the front wheels, and the Stinger’s AWD system is fully integrated with its Drive Mode settings, offering distinct calibration between comfort and sport modes. Sport mode setting delivers rear-biased AWD torque distribution, and depending on the driving circumstances, can instantly split power evenly between the front and rear axles. Rear-drive GT2 models get the benefit of an available multi-plate limited slip differential to help evenly distribute power through the rear wheels and enhance directional stability. Like a true performance vehicle, the Stinger’s Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control can be turned off.

A choice of alloy wheels and tires is also offered. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder models ride on 225/45R-18 performance all-season tires while the 3.3-liter V6 is shod with staggered ultra-high performance Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires that have been specifically engineered and tuned for the Stinger; 225/40R-19 in front and 255/35R-19 at the rear.

2019 KIA STINGER ENGINE

Type

2.0L Twin Scroll Turbo 4-Cylinder

3.3L Twin Turbo V6

Displacement (cc)

1,998 cc

3,342 cc

Bore x stroke (mm)

86.0 mm X 86.0 mm

92.0 mm x 83.8 mm

Compression ratio

10.0:1

10.0:1

Horsepower

255 hp @ 6,200 rpm

365 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 1,400-4,000 rpm

376 lb.-ft. @ 1,300-4,500 rpm

Block

Aluminum

Aluminum

Head

Aluminum

Aluminum

Valve System

DOHC D-CVVT 16V

DOHC D-CVVT 24V

Fuel System

GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)

Rec. Fuel

Premium Recommended

Transmission Type

8-speed automatic

Fuel tank capacity

15.9 gallons

15.9 gallons

Zero to 60 mph

5.9 sec

4.7

Top Speed - 18" Tires

130 MPH

130 MPH

Top Speed - 19" Tires

-

167 MPH

EPA-est Fuel Economy MPG: (city/highway/combined)

RWD

22/29/25

17/25/20

AWD

21/29/24

17/25/20

 

 

DIMENSIONS: (IN.)

Overall Length:

190.2 in.

Overall Width:

73.6 in.

Overall Height:

55.1 in.

Wheelbase:

114.4 in.

Max Cargo Capacity

23.3 cu. ft.

Curb Weight (Est.): ​​ 

3,649 lbs. RWD (minimum) / 3,896 lbs. AWD (maximum) – Stinger, Premium

3,887 lbs. RWD (minimum)/ 4,182 lbs. AWD (maximum) – GT, GT1, GT2

 

PRICING

 

MODEL

DESCRIPTION

*MSRP

Stinger

2.0L I4 Turbo (RWD)

$32,990.00

Stinger Premium

2.0L I4 Turbo (RWD)

$39,190.00

Stinger

2.0L I4 Turbo (AWD)

$35,190.00

Stinger Premium

2.0L I4 Turbo (AWD)

$41,390.00

Stinger GT

3.3L V6 Turbo (RWD)

$39,300.00

Stinger GT1

3.3L V6 Turbo (RWD)

$45,300.00

Stinger GT2

3.3L V6 Turbo (RWD)

$50,200.00

Stinger GT

3.3L V6 Turbo (AWD)

$41,500.00

Stinger GT1

3.3L V6 Turbo (AWD)

$47,500.00

Stinger GT2

3.3L V6 Turbo (AWD)

$52,400.00

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ *excludes $995 destination

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