Review of the 2018 Kia Stinger GT

April 24th, 2018 by

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When you head to your local Fredericksburg, Virginia, dealership, you will likely be enthralled by the 2018 Kia Stinger GT. This sporty vehicle looks like it belongs on the racetrack but is affordable enough to sit in your garage and be your daily driver. The Stinger is all-new, so most drivers have no idea what to expect. However, the following information will give you plenty of reasons to get excited.

All the Power You Need

First, choose how you want to configure your Kia Stinger GT, with your option of two different turbocharged engines. Each one works with the auto’s 8-speed automatic transmission. The Stinger GT does 0–60 in 4.7 seconds, beating out the BMW 440i Gran Coupe, 640i Gran Coupe, Audi A5 Sportback, and the Porsche Panamera RWD V6. The Stinger GT can also deliver as much as 376 pound-feet of torque and 365 horsepower with the 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6. Or you can stick to the 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. That 8-speed automatic has optimized gearing to deliver decisive acceleration and seamless shifting.

Sporty, Aerodynamic Styling

When you look at the 2018 Kia Stinger GT, you’ll be impressed by its aerodynamic contours. The rear features a kicked-up line, while the front has A-pillar molding to minimize drag. Take a closer look, and you’ll notice thoughtful touches, such as the integrated front-bumper air curtains that reduce turbulence in case of a wheel sleep. Features like these lead to the 0.30 drag coefficient. There are also multiple underbody covers that ensure the air under the Stinger exits efficiently and smoothly, improving stability when driving at higher speeds.

Your Choice of Driving Modes

Behind the wheel of the Stinger GT on a test drive, you will be able to choose which driving mode you prefer to use. Smart Mode delivers an optimized performance that meets your unique driving style. As you drive more, the internal computer learns your particular driving style to make this mode effective. Unsurprisingly, Eco Mode enhances fuel economy, making automatic adjustments to things like rpm levels and idle speed. The default Comfort Mode delivers a comfortable ride and smooth acceleration. Sport Mode features Launch Control for next-level connection that maintains optimum torque delivery and mitigates wheel slip. Finally, Custom Mode gives you the chance to select your personal preferences via the supervision cluster.

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Interior Beauty and Features

Inside the Stinger GT, you’re treated to a classic yet modern design that is inspired by an aircraft. The lowered seating improves your connection with the road. Meanwhile, options like Nappa leather deliver the luxury feel you want on your drives.

The team at Safford Kia of Fredericksburg invites you to visit our dealership so you can experience the 2018 Kia Stinger GT yourself on a test drive around Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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