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2019 Kia Stinger GT: A drive day head-turner

The Kia Stinger constantly gets the comments section blazing on CarAdvice, with many questioning whether it stacks up as a proper replacement for the Aussie-built family sedans of yesteryear. I recently decided to put the rear-driven liftback's grand touring abilities to the test, joining Automotive Club Melbourne on a drive day down the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria...

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...

SEMA 2018: Manufacturers representing big at aftermarket show

It’s not all about aftermarket at SEMA – manufacturers have a big presence at the show, giving visitors a look into potential future models and parts that could roll out to existing vehicles. We toured all the big manufacturers to see what they have on offer and whether any of it is coming to Australia...

2018 Kia Stinger diesel review

We'll likely never see the diesel-powered Stinger in Australia, but is that our loss? Let's find out...

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SEMA 2018: Kia Stinger cop car, Cerato drifter on tour

Kia Australia's police-duty Stinger has debuted at this week's SEMA show in Las Vegas, where it would be used to showcase just how capable the Stinger could be as a police car not only in Oz, but anywhere in the world. Oh, and the wild Red Bull Forte (Cerato) drift car is also on show!

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...

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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

Kia developing neater tech for emergency services

Kia and Fujitsu Australia have teamed up to develop a cleaner interface for emergency service vehicles. Rather than relying on bulky, tacked-on instruments, the system integrates into Kia's existing infotainment system...

2020 Kia Stinger GTS gets AWD with Drift Mode

The all-wheel drive Kia Stinger has more traction than its rear-wheel drive counterpart, but that comes at a cost. Drifting, to be specific. A new iteration of the all-wheel drive system offered in left-hand drive markets, dubbed Dynamic AWD, aims to close that gap. It defaults to a fairly conservative power split in Comfort, sending 60% of the engine's torque to the rear axle, but flipping into Sport ups that to 80%...

CarAdvice podcast 148: Osher Gunsberg and his love for EVs

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and James Wong. In car news, the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus Active have been delayed, Carlos Ghosn says his arrest was part of a 'conspiracy', the Kia Stinger has joined the NT Police fleet, and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 has been revealed...

Kia Stinger joins NT Police fleet

Northern Territory Police have appointed the Kia Stinger to its fleet, becoming the third police jurisdiction in the country to do so. A total of seven V6 Stingers will be added to the Road Policing Command, replacing the current Commodore SS patrol cars...

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Kia Stinger Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Stinger GT (Red Leather) review

After months of consideration about what my next car should look like, I finally arrived at the non-negotiable selection of a four-door high-performance coupe with enough practicality to be a daily drive around town. This meant taking the leap of ruling out all SUVs and wagons, which really doesn’t leave you with much of a shopping list...

2018 Kia Stinger GT (Black Leather) review

This is a car that is just plain fun to drive. It’s wonderful on corners and acceleration is never an issue – there is just zero lag off the mark. If, like me, you like the note from your exhaust to actually make a decent sound, instead of the whisper-quiet factory version, then pay the extra and get the mod done by the dealer – totally worth every cent...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

  Before you start, this is the first of numerous reviews I plan to write regarding a 2018 Kia Stinger GT. This review includes my thoughts on numerous vehicles, why we bought the Kia and our first 5000km. For context, the cars I previously owned include a 2.4L Mitsubishi Lancer, an 0.9L T Alfa Mito, a 1.6L Hyundai Elantra SR and a 2017 Subaru Forester...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

Generally being a Calais V/Statesman owner, amongst others, I recently sold my 18-month-old current-model Audi A4. A lovely car with heaps of added extras and magic to drive, but it was too old-fashioned for me, even at 66 years of age. Just nothing extra to look at, and like driving a box on wheels. As soon as I saw a review of the Stinger late last year, I started my research...

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