Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
Kia Logo

Kia Stinger

Kia Stinger Reviews

2018 Kia Stinger 200Si review

While the twin-turbo V6 GT hogs all the headlines, the four-cylinder 2018 Kia Stinger 200Si offers a well-equipped and well-balanced take on a once-traditional motoring segment.

2018 Kia Stinger 330S review

Big-car space and turbocharged performance are the calling cards of the Kia Stinger. So, if you’re chasing maximum bang for your buck, the Stinger 330S has your number with the biggest engine for the cheapest price. But do the compromises balance the savings?

Cars We Own: 2017 Kia Stinger 330Si diary

The Kia Stinger ignites passionate debate like few other cars we've driven at CarAdvice. With a big engine up front, loads of space in the middle and power going to the rear, there was no shortage of hype. As soon as it arrived in Australia, we knew we wanted to buy one. Here it is, resplendent in Hichroma Red...

Cars We Own: 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si introduction

As something of an unofficial, spiritual successor to the rear-drive Commodore, the Kia Stinger melts our website every time we talk about it. It's an important car for the South Korean brand, because it signals an entry into a segment it hasn't really competed in: large, rear-drive performance sedans. So we thought we'd buy one – a 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si...

View All Reviews

Kia Stinger Videos

2018 Kia Stinger: Traction control test

Last year when we compared the Kia Stinger to the V8 Aussie muscle car, the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline, Paul Maric said that you couldn't switch stability control off in the Stinger. A lot of you suggested that he was wrong. So, in the hunt for the answer, we hit the track and switched everything off!

2018 Kia Stinger v 2018 Holden Commodore

You've seen us pit the new Kia Stinger against the now-retired VF Commodore, so how does the new European-imported Commodore VXR go against the turbocharged V6 Stinger?

Editor's Pick: 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline

See the full article here. First published October 15, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017!  Every single time we mention the word Stinger on the CarAdvice website, a small smoke haze rises out of the server as the comments section descends into a chest-beating war of words...

Kia Stinger V6 on the dyno! Surprised with the numbers?

We took our company-owned Kia Stinger to Chasers and strapped it onto the dyno to find out just how much power it makes at the wheels. In stock form, it produces 272kW of power at the flywheel, or 365hp. Were you surprised with the numbers it spat out on the dyno?

View All Videos

Kia Stinger Comparisons

2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore VXR comparison

It's on again – less than six months ago we put the 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si up against the Aussie-built 2018 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline, and the results were surprising. In that test, the Kia Stinger blew us away with its performance and standard level of equipment. So much so that we gave it the win by a nose over the Australian favourite...

Top 5 comparisons of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at your favourite comparisons from this year. 5. Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline "The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer...

2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison

Every single time we mention the word Stinger on the CarAdvice website, a small smoke haze rises out of the server as the comments section descends into a chest-beating war of words. A car has never been so divisive and it's not hard to see why. The all-new Kia Stinger is encroaching on territory long held by an Australian mob in the form of the Blue Oval and red lion...

Kia Stinger News

CarAdvice podcast 111: Riding in the tiny turbocharged Honda S660

You're joined by Paul Maric, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie this week. Discussing car news, the 2018 BMW 620d GT goes on sale from $99,900, pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Sportage have been announced, the Toyota Supra has been teased once again, and customers with a Sunset Yellow Kia Stinger will be offered a full respray to replace defective paint...

Kia Stinger GT: Michelin tyres to replace Continental in Australia

Kia has made the bold move of switching tyre allegiance for Stinger GT models in Australia, ditching Continental for Michelin. We first reported we were unimpressed with the longevity of the Continental ContiSport Contact 5 tyres fitted to the Stinger GT when we tested it against the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline last year...

Kia Stinger: Respray promised for defective yellow paint

Kia will shortly contact customers of Sunset Yellow Kia Stingers to offer a full vehicle respray due to defective paintwork, the company has told CarAdvice today. The botched paint is understood to include an oil that causes long-term durability to fail, causing easy cracking from stone chips and other incidental contact...

Kia Stinger joins Queensland Police fleet

The Queensland Police Service has confirmed the arrival of a new Road Policing Command vehicle, this week officially adding the Kia Stinger V6 to its fleet. Where the New South Wales Police turned to the BMW 530d and Chrysler 300 SRT Core for its post-Commodore V8 fleet, Queensland is putting its faith in the big, rear-drive Korean lift back...

View All News

Kia Stinger Owner Reviews

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

I’d like to start by saying I'm a 20-year-old Kiwi and an ex-Holden revhead, so converting me from a brand that I absolutely loved and had huge amount of passion for was going to take a special sort of car. In early 2017 when the Stinger was revealed, I instantly thought 'wow, this car is amazing' and thought to myself this can’t be true – a Kia sedan with 365hp, surely not? For the rest of the year I was eager to jump in one and see for myself...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

  We turn our cars over every three years, however I am no longer on the road all the time, so I can now spend a bit more on a car and keep it for a longer period of time. I looked at all the different options in this category, such as the Chrysler, Mustang, Holden (for about five minutes max'), Audis, and BMWs, but this car was by far the most bang for your buck you will find out there in its class...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

I purchased the 2018 Kia Stinger GT 3.3 in November 2017 from Kia Yallah. It was an easy, pleasant transaction, and at the same time I ordered the bi-modal exhaust (this also came with the Kia seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty). I was told it would be ready for installation by the end of January. I was number-one on the order form...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

After owning a luxury European sports car for a brief period prior to purchasing my Stinger GT, I was left with a strong taste of dissatisfaction and disappointment with the brand. Problem after problem resulted in the dealership having my car for almost eight weeks in total of the four months of ownership...

View All Owner Reviews

Kia Stinger Galleries

2018 Kia Stinger 200Si review

2018 Kia Stinger 200Si review

Kia Stinger joins Queensland Police fleet
2018 Kia Stinger 330S review

2018 Kia Stinger 330S review

Cars We Own: 2017 Kia Stinger 330Si diary
View All Galleries