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Kia Stinger Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior & Specs in Australia

The Kia Stinger is the performance flagship of the Kia range, and raised plenty of eyebrows with its rear-drive five-door hatch layout when it arrived in October 2017.

This was also just in time to fill the void left by the end of Australian-built Falcon and Commodore.

From launch it arrived in six different variants split between four-cylinder turbo and twin-turbo V6 drivetrains. The range currently spans from the $52,750 Stinger 200S up to the $66,460 Stinger 3.3 GT (red Leather).

Rather than being developed to compete with the legendary Aussies, the Stinger was benchmarked against the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.

Kia Stinger Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Kia Stinger varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $52,750 and going to $66,460 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 Sedan 2.0L, —, 8 SP AUTO $52,750 $66,460
2023 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $45,650 $69,190
2022 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $44,220 $69,080
2021 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $38,830 $65,340
2020 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $38,390 $65,560
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Kia Stinger Colours

  • Neon Orange
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Aurora Black
  • Silky Silver
  • Ceramic Grey
  • Hichroma Red
  • Micro Blue
  • Deep Chroma Blue
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Kia Stinger 2019.

Kia Stinger Interior

The interior is a bit more conventional than the exterior and even more so than the newer SUVs in the fleet. But it's very well-built and constructed with lovely materials.

Shown above are interior details for the Kia Stinger 2021.

Kia Stinger Speed

Switch on launch control and plant the foot - you'll hit 100km/h in just six seconds.

Shown above are speed details for the Kia Stinger 2021.

Kia Stinger Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Stinger here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What car should I replace my Kia Stinger GT with?

    The Stinger is a great car if you like a big dollop of performance with your motoring. The twin-turbocharged V6 engine really packs a punch and there’s not much else around at the price that feels as potent.

    But your budget gets you into some pretty impressive vehicles including mid-spec versions of the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4, both of which offer plenty of performance, equipment and pizzazz. It all depends on how you prioritise performance versus luxury and whether you place much value on the car’s badge. If not, then the South Korean Kia Stinger starts to look even more like a match for the European establishment.


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  • Why does the sunroof rattle in my Kia Stinger GT?

    The NSW Office of Fair Trading has a Disciplinary Action Unit (DAU) which, on the surface, appears to be able to sanction companies or enforce findings by the department. Which leaves me wondering how Kia has managed to brush off that authority by refusing the refund recommended by the department. Perhaps you would be wise to contact the ACCC (the old Consumer Affairs Department) as this organisation has some real teeth.

    The question, however, is whether you’ve given Kia sufficient opportunity to fix the problem. Form what you’ve said, that’s probably the case, but all disputes of this nature rely on the car-maker being given every chance to make things right. That said, your frustration is understandable and, even if the problem is eventually rectified, your opinion of the vehicle will probably be permanently coloured.

    For the record, plenty of other owners of the Kia Stinger have complained about exactly the same problem, so it appears that it’s a real concern and not one of which Kia could possibly be unaware. I’ve heard of some owners having the sunroof frame replaced and that fixing the problem. So perhaps there’s a tolerance problem in the manufacturing of the sunroof frames. The point there being that replacing the original frame with another one that is out of spec will simply reproduce the same problem. Perhaps that’s what’s happening to your car.

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  • Kia Stinger 2018: Noise when turning the wheels

    Without actually hearing the noise in question it’s not possible to speculate on what it might be. It’s under warranty, so take it back to your dealer and have them check the brakes for you.


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  • Kia Stinger: Did it live up to expectation?

    Kia’s target for the Stinger was originally 200 per month, and while it has sold 150-160 per month the company says it is not disappointed. They are buoyed by the fact that more than 80 per cent of the sales are the top-spec 3.3-litre GT. They are also encouraged that three state police forces have signed up for Stinger – Queensland, WA and the Northern Territory – and South Australia is still looking at it, while Victoria and NSW are showing renewed interest in the car.

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Kia Stinger Accessories

The Stinger GT-Line is loaded with gear, including a terrific 15-speaker stereo, smartphone mirroring, a big touchscreen, leather trim, dual-zone climate control and a head-up display.

Shown above are the accessory details for the Kia Stinger 2021.

Kia Stinger Dimensions

The dimensions of the Kia Stinger Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 Sedan 1400x1870x4830 mm 130 mm
2023 Sedan 1400x1870x4830 mm 130 mm
2022 Sedan 1400x1870x4830 mm 130 mm
2021 Sedan 1400x1870x4830 mm 130 mm
2020 Sedan 1400x1870x4830 mm 130 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Stinger Dimensions

Kia Stinger Boot Space

The Kia Stinger Sedan has a boot space size of 406 Litres.
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Shown above are boot space details for the Kia Stinger 2020.

Kia Stinger Towing Capacity

The Kia Stinger has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2023 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2022 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2021 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2020 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
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Kia Stinger Wheel Size

The Kia Stinger has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x45 R18 for Sedan in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 Sedan 225x45 R18 225x45 R18
2023 Sedan 225x45 R18 225x45 R18
2022 Sedan 225x45 R18 225x45 R18
2021 Sedan 225x45 R18 225x45 R18
2020 Sedan 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 225x45 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Stinger Wheel Sizes

Kia Stinger Fuel Consumption

The Kia Stinger is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by — and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.8L/100km for Sedan /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 Sedan 8.8L/100km 2.0L 8 SP AUTO
2023 Sedan 8.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2022 Sedan 8.8L/100km 2.0L 8 SP AUTO
2022 Sedan 8.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 Sedan 8.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 Sedan 8.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Kia Stinger Pricing and Specs for 2024

Kia Stinger Seats

The Stinger has five seatbelts to go with five seats, but it's really most comfortable with a maximum of four on board.

Shown above are seat details for the Kia Stinger 2021.