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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...

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...

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?

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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?

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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 Stinger: Sunset Yellow resprays halfway done

Kia Australia has completed around 50 per cent of the resprays promised to customers with defective Sunset Yellow paint, having announced the program in July. The paint contains an oil that undermines its long-term durability, making it more likely to crack from stone chips and other day-to-day wear...

Kia Stinger GT a sellout success in Australia, police interest a huge help

Every single Kia Stinger GT that arrives is immediately sold, giving the company the best kind of problem with its performance halo -- supply. The company has sold about 2000 units in around a year since the big rear-drive liftback sedan arrived, and it has clearly changed how people see its brand...

Kia Stinger joins Western Australia Police force

Western Australia has joined Queensland in adding the Kia Stinger to its police fleet. A fleet of 50 300S liftbacks will be hitting West Australian streets over the next 12 months, filling the gap left by the Holden Commodore SS and Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo...

2017-18 Kia Stinger, Rio recalled

Kia Australia has recalled the 2017-18 Rio and Stinger, over concerns about the load ratings specified on their tow bars. According to the company, the tow bar labels have incorrect load ratings specified. Kia says that could result in the tow bar being used to tow objects above its maximum weight...

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Kia Stinger Owner Reviews

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...

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...

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Kia Stinger Galleries

2018 Kia Stinger 200Si review

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