2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Kia Optima Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Kia Stinger

2018 Kia Stinger

Engine

2.0L Turbo

Horsepower

255 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

TBD *

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic


2018 Kia Optima

2018 Kia Optima

Engine

2.4L I-4

Horsepower

185 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

25/36 *

Transmission

6-Speed Shiftable Auto

2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Kia Optima

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The Kia Optima has long held the point as the flagship of the Kia lineup, but this year sees the introduction of the 2018 Kia Stinger, designed to pick up the gauntlet being thrown down by both Japanese and European luxury sedan manufacturers. The Stinger offers drivers powerful turbocharged engines and your choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The Stinger has a sleek sporty style with sweeping curves, the 2018 Kia Optima sports a more angular styling with long flowing lines. Both are amazing vehicles, read on to see which one is right for you.

Performance

The 2018 Kia Stinger is available with your choice of two different engines. The base model comes with a 255-horsepower 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder that pumps out 260-lb-ft of torque. At the other end of the scale is the 2018 Kia Stinger GT which comes with a powerful 365-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 that cranks out an impressive 376 lb-ft of torque. Both versions of the Kia Stinger come equipped with an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission equipped with paddle shifters. In recent testing, the GT went from zero to 60 mph in just under five seconds.

The 2018 Kia Optima is offered with your choice of three different engines. The first is a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine rated at 178 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque in the LX 1.6T trim. Up next is 2.0-liter turbo four which is rated at 245 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque in the SX trim. All others come with a 2.4-liter inline four rated at 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. All models with the exception of the LX 1.6T come with a six-speed automatic transmission. The LX 1.6T comes with a unique seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Interior and Features

Both the 2018 Kia Stinger and 2018 Kia Optima are designed to provide spacious seating for up to five in luxurious comfort with optional soft, premium leather upholstery and seats featuring adjustable air cushions. Proving why Kia vehicles are considered to be among the best-equipped vehicles in their respective classes. The Stinger also comes with a TFT screen in the instrument cluster that displays a wide range of vital information such as navigational prompts, standard trip computer functions, lap-times, engine oil temperature, and cornering g-force.

The 2018 Kia Optima includes a luxurious cabin filled with a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers connectivity for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Upgrades include leather upholstery, a dual-zone automatic air conditioning system, a panoramic sunroof, rear air vents, and power seats with lumbar support. As with all Kia vehicles, the Optima comes equipped with an incredible array of the latest safety technology such as a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot and rear cross-traffic monitoring and alerting.

Now that you have an idea of what both the 2018 Kia Stinger and 2018 Kia Optima have to offer, are you ready to learn more? If so, why not come on into Carriage Kia of Woodstock and see both of these incredible luxury sedans. We carry a large inventory for you to choose from. Come in today and drive one home!


* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.