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Regional areas have been hard-hit in recent times. First came the bushfires over the 2019-2020 holiday period, which devastated our landscape and our wildlife. From Batemans Bay to Nowra, then over the river and up the hill as far as Bundanoon, the Currowan and Morton fires were horrific. As the ashy haze began to clear, on came the pandemic...

2021 Kia Stinger GT review

The midlife facelift for the Stinger GT has arrived, but does it do enough to justify its $60K-plus price tag?

2021 Kia Stinger GT-Line review

Not in the spotlight like its more powerful sibling, the GT-Line is still an excellent offering in the Stinger model range. Especially for those of you wanting a comfortable tourer.

2021 Kia Stinger 200S review

The sales performance of Kia's Stinger hasn't met expectations. A fault of the product? Let's find out.

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Kia Stinger Videos

Video: Kia Stinger v Skoda Superb v Toyota Camry Hybrid - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best Med/Large Car

All three finalists show that the format can still be cut differently. Everything from economy, performance, and style was addressed by the assembled top three. In the performance corner sits the newly updated Kia Stinger. Rear-wheel drive and available with a high-performance turbocharged V6 engine, it offers a more engaging take on what is often considered a mundane segment...

REVIEW: 2020 Kia Stinger GT (With exhaust upgrade!)

Does the optional exhaust for the Kia Stinger GT make this a more appealing performance package? Paul Maric finds out.

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!

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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 production to end in late 2022 – report; UPDATE: Kia HQ responds

UPDATE, 20 July 2021: Kia has responded to yesterday's rumours of the 2022 Kia Stinger's early demise, telling CarAdvice the vehicle is here to stay for now, but did not elaborate when it may go out of production. "As a company policy, we do not share future production plans this far in advance. Further information will be disclosed in due course...

Kia Australia recalls Sportage SUV and Stinger sedan for fire risk, 57,851 vehicles affected

Kia Australia has recalled 57,851 vehicles in Australia because they could catch fire even when the engine is switched off. The recall comprises 56,203 examples of the Kia Sportage mid-size family SUV, and 1648 examples of the Kia Stinger sedan, which pose a potential fire risk due to an electronic fault under the bonnet...

2021 Kia Stinger: 2.5-litre turbo engine ruled out for Australia

The 2021 Kia Stinger's new 2.5-litre turbo four-cylinder won't make its way to Australia, thanks to local buyers' thirst for six-cylinder power. Confirming what many already expected, the facelifted Stinger – introduced locally at the end of 2020 – will continue on with its choice of 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder or 3...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Medium-to-Large Car

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Medium to Large Car Finalists: Kia Stinger Skoda Superb Toyota Camry Hybrid There’s still a lot to be said about a family sedan, especially one with electric assistance. Australia’s Medium and large car decline has nothing to do with the quality of the cars in the segment...

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Kia Stinger Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Stinger GT-Line (Red Leather) review

I sold my MY18 GT-Line 9 months ago and replaced it with a BMW M240i. I genuinely miss the Stinger and feel regret whenever I see one on the roads. I've never written a car review before but my old Stinger deserves one. The day I signed the contract to buy the Stinger, I went to a Ford dealership with my heart set on a Mustang...

2020 KIA Stinger GT (Black Leather) review

There are many "Likes" about our 2020 Kia Stinger, after owning one now for six months. We purchased the car because we liked the look of it; eye catching! We chose the superb Ceramic Grey colour, which is a different colour compared to most of the vehicles on the road today. When using the Sports Mode, you can feel the driver's seat wrap you in to give you support, which is impressive and has that "wow factor"...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

Okay I am two years into my Stinger GT experience and I thought it may be time to sit and pen a review. Of course a mind numbingly boring Melbourne lockdown and three weeks of annual leave may have also contributed. So it's mid-2018 and I'm looking at a performance sedan; a bit of an all-rounder that won't break the bank...

2017 Kia Stinger GT review

I’ve been tempted to write a Stinger review for a while, but since so many people have already reviewed it, I thought I would wait a while, pile more kilometres on it and focus more on a longer-term ownership review. An ownership review of a newish car or something that you’ve owned for only a couple of weeks is maybe pointless since the purchase of the vehicle in the first place is a sign that you have a preference for such vehicle or maybe the brand in general...

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