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20 Cars Similar to the Kia Stinger

Kia Stinger

Kia really turned heads recently when it introduced its new car, the Stinger. For starters, it doesn't look like a Kia, but instead more like a cross between a Jaguar and a BMW. It's also fast, offering both a base version and an upgraded V6 version. Its 2.0 L 4-cylinder base model engine is only capable of 255 horsepower. On the other hand, the 3.3 L V6 engine offers a twin turbo system that can churn out a whopping 365 horsepower with relative ease. Depending on the model you choose, you can have all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. You can also spend anywhere from $31,000 to a little more than $51,000 on the car, depending on the options you choose.

If you're looking for other cars that are similar to the Kia Stinger, you're in luck. There are loads of them. In fact, here are 20 of them listed below.

2020 Audi S4 side

20. Audi S4 ($50,000)

This car seems to have it all, including a V6 that is capable of producing 349 horsepower. On the road, it can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 7.2 seconds. Of course, the base model comes with virtually all of the safety and infotainment features that the enhanced Kia model comes with. If you really want to get serious about things, there are options galore. The car also has more leg room in the back and more room in the trunk than the Stinger. For individuals that prefer all-wheel drive, this car is hard to beat because that's the only way that it's offered. How much does it cost? Surprisingly, it’s roughly the same price as the Kia Stinger, as the base model sells for roughly $50,000.

BMW 440i Gran Coupe

19. BMW 440i Gran Coupe M Sport ($48,500)

This is an interesting automobile because it's actually based on the BMW 3 Series. In fact, it's capable of outperforming any BMW 3 as far as steering is concerned and it offers a lot more room. You might say that it performs like a 3 Series, yet offers the room and 4-door sedan design of the 4 Series. Just in case you were wondering, this car has a base model that offers 326 horsepower. That's less power than the Kia, but even the base model has a lot more luxury to offer. It also has more room than the Kia, especially in the back. That's largely thanks to the overall design of the car (it’s more like a hatchback than a sedan) and the fact that the rear seats fold down flat.

2018 Jaguar XE

18. Jaguar XE S ($51,000)

One of the things that makes this car stand out is the fact that it offers a supercharged V6, complete with 340 horsepower. Just for comparison's sake, remember that the Kia is turbocharged. What's the difference? This car will get you from 0 to 60 mph faster because of the supercharger that's attached to the engine. In short, it applies more power to the wheels when you're shifting through the gears at the low end, not to mention making the ride more pleasant at cruising speed. This particular car also has luxury styling and a suspension system that is literally second to none. Since it is priced comparably to the Kia Stinger, it's hard to understand why anyone in the market for the Kia wouldn't at least give this car some serious consideration.

2021 Mercedes-AMG C63-S

17. Mercedes-AMG C43 ($48,000)

This car will get you all the classic styling and luxury that you've likely become accustomed to with anything made by Mercedes. The thing that makes it different is that it handles more like a sports car while still giving the ride you want from a luxury car. It's also worth mentioning that its 3.0 L V6 is capable of a rather impressive 367 horsepower. According to Mercedes, it will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. Good luck getting the Kia to hit 60 miles per hour in that time frame. At roughly $48,000 for a base model, this car is a genuine competitor to anything that Kia (or anyone else for that matter) wants to throw at it.

Ford Focus ST

16. Ford Focus RS ($35,000)

This is definitely a car that a lot of people probably wouldn't expect to see on this list, especially when you consider the fact that virtually everything else that has shown up here thus far has been something of a luxury/ sports car hybrid. It's important to remember something here. You really shouldn't judge a book by its cover. This car looks more like a compact sedan but it is still in roughly the same class as the Kia Stinger. More importantly, it's capable of matching its performance. Depending on the model that you choose, it just might outperform the Kia, thanks to its turbocharged engine that is capable of producing enough horsepower to leave the Stinger eating its dust. Just in case you hadn't noticed, it's also a lot more affordable than anything else listed so far.

2017 Mazda6

15. Mazda Mazda 6 ($21,950)

There are certainly a lot of things to love about this car, not the least of which includes its relatively affordable price tag. The base model offers a 2.5 L engine that's capable of producing 187 horsepower, married to a 5-speed manual transmission. The car that's more comparable to the Kia Stinger will cost you a bit more, but it's still cheaper than the base model Stinger, coming in at just over $30,000. If you opt for that version, you'll get a turbocharged 2.5 L engine with 250 horsepower and a full trim package that is as luxurious as anything you'll find.

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

14. Ford Fusion Sport ($31,240)

Oddly enough, this car even looks a little bit like a Kia Stinger as far as the exterior features are concerned. Under the hood, you'll find a 2.7 L V6 they can produce 325 horsepower. All that power is married to a six-speed manual transmission. Just like the Stinger, this is a four-door sedan that focuses on performance and luxury. It also features bucket seats and it's capable of comfortably seating five adults, even though it may not look like it from the outside.

2022 Subaru WRX Sportwagon

13. Subaru WRX STI ($37,480)

Granted, this car is lacking a little bit in the luxury department as compared to the Stinger. That being said, it makes up for it where performance is concerned. That's because it has a 2.5 L engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. Together, they're capable of producing 305 horsepower. That's enough to make it competitive with the Stinger where it counts the most. In addition, you'll find front seats that are heated, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen and a state-of-the-art sound system.

2021 Honda Accord

12. Honda Accord ($30,310)

At first, this car seems grossly underpowered when compared to the Kia Stinger. It offers a 2.0 L engine that is only capable of 252 horsepower. However, that engine is married to a 10-speed automatic transmission, giving this car a lot of gravitas when it comes to accelerating through the lower gears. Thanks to a special set of dampers, the car also provides one of the most comfortable rides of any automobile on this list. Its overall design also makes the car handle more like a sports car than anything else. It's sort of like getting a high-end sports car feel, all wrapped up in the body of a sedan. The best part is that it has a price tag to match its looks rather than its performance.

2021 Integra TLX Type S

11. Acura TLX ($44,800)

As far as performance standards are concerned, this car probably most closely matches the Stinger. It features a 3.5 L V6 engine that's capable of producing 290 horsepower. It also has a 9-speed automatic transmission and it comes standard with all-wheel drive. If you really want to go all out and pay for the top-level trim option, you'll get a car that has heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and special LED lights throughout. If that's not enough to make you interested in purchasing one, the front seats are not just heated, but also ventilated. That will keep you comfortable during any type of weather and the outstanding handling characteristics of this car will take care of the rest.

Jaguar XF

10. Jaguar XF ($48,770)

If you want a luxury performance car that offers a bit more when it comes to overall size, this one is hard to pass up. Speaking of performance, it has a 2.0 L turbocharged engine that can produce 247 horsepower, connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The car is rear-wheel drive and it offers more rear legroom and room in the trunk than the Kia Stinger. It also comes with a full complement of Jaguar luxury upgrades, including leather upholstery, a sunroof, and heads-up navigation display. Of course, it also features the highly-acclaimed Meridian sound system, arguably one of the best sound systems of its type in existence.

Buick Regal

9. Buick Regal GS ($39,995)

You probably never expected to find a car made by Buick on this list, yet here it is. Its engine is impressive, a 3.0 L V6 behemoth that's capable of producing 310 horsepower. When married to its 9-speed automatic transmission, this car suddenly becomes a serious contender in the performance category. It also offers all-wheel drive. What else can you get with the Buick Regal? Plenty of legroom and storage space are given, but the benefits don't stop there. The car also has a Bose sound system, an 8-inch infotainment display complete with built-in navigation and heated front seats that massage you while you're driving.

Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

8. Infiniti Q50 ($43,645)

Thing that makes this car stand out is raw power. Its 3.0 L twin-turbocharged engine produces an astonishing 400 horsepower. Couple that with its 7-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, and you have a luxury automobile that’s fully capable of remarkable performance. It also comes with a Bose sound system and an 8-inch infotainment display that can be split evenly between the driver and passenger seats.

2023 Genesis Electrified G80

7. Genesis G80 ($59,500)

This car seems to have everything. It incorporates a 5.0 L V8 engine that can produce 420 horsepower. It comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission and you can purchase it as a rear-wheel drive model or upgrade to all-wheel drive. As far as the luxury side of things is concerned, you'll be hard-pressed to find anything that's capable of beating this automobile. It has a Lexicon sound system with 17 speakers, the largest infotainment display in the industry (9.2 inches) and a heads-up display. Of course, the front seats are also heated and cooled.

Alfa Romeo Giulia

6. Alfa Romeo Giulia ($38,195)

This car offers a 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine that's only capable of producing 280 horsepower. That being said, the manufacturer knows how to get the most bang for its buck. Thanks to the 8-speed automatic transmission, this is a car capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just over 5 seconds. It's also capable of comfortably cruising at speeds well over 100 mph (its top speed is 149 mph). The interior features leather seats that are heated, a full infotainment system and Apple Carplay as well as Android Auto.

Holden Commodore

5. Holden Commodore ($64,990)

This is a car that is starting to make a name for itself in its native Australia. Marketed as a luxury performance sedan, it's clearly more expensive than the Kia Stinger, but it also offers a bit more legroom as well as comparable performance. The car has a 2.0 L turbocharged engine and its handling is as smooth as any car in existence. If you're looking for a more affordable option, you can get a basic model with many of the same performance characteristics for just over $40,000. Going all out on all the luxury options increases the price dramatically, but it's still a car that can hold its own against the Kia Stinger on any given day, no matter which version you choose.

BMW 2 series

4. BMW 2 Series ($47,990)

Despite the fact that this is a 4-door automobile, it's considered a performance coupe. Surprisingly, it has an engine that's considerably smaller than the Kia Stinger, a 1.5 L turbocharged engine versus the Kia’s 3.3 L engine. Nevertheless, it is still capable of holding its own against the competition. It also has everything you could ever hope for in terms of both luxury and performance. That being said, it doesn't have as much legroom as the Stinger, nor is there as much room for storage in the trunk.

Peugeot 508

3. Peugeot 508 ($55,980)

This car is a solid competitor against the Kia Stinger. Even though its engine displacement is less than the Stinger’s, at only 1.6 L, it has a turbocharged engine that's capable of producing horsepower and performance. It also has every luxury feature that you would expect to find on a car like this. Perhaps its only drawback is that it doesn't have all that much room in the back seat.

Lexus IS

2. Lexus IS ($92,990)

There is plenty of luxury to be enjoyed with this automobile, but the thing that genuinely stands out is its performance. Thanks to its 5.0 L V8 engine, it can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. It's also capable of maintaining traction in all kinds of weather, thanks to its all-wheel drive. The car also features a suspension system capable of adapting to the conditions at hand. Even more importantly, it features one of the most comprehensive safety systems out there.

Volvo S60

1. Volvo S60 ($51,710)

This car is unique and deserves attention because it conserves fuel by recovering lost energy whenever you brake. It has a hybrid system that allows you to operate the car as if it were a traditional internal combustion engine, yet you're also doing something beneficial for the planet (and your wallet). If you think that hurts the performance of this luxury sedan, think again. It's fully capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in only 6.5 seconds. by the same token, it gives you a luxurious, comfortable ride with some of the most remarkable safety features in the industry. It also constantly cleans the air pumped into the cabin, giving you cleaner air to breathe while you're headed to wherever it is that you're going.

Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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