There are times when an automaker gets everything right with a car. When the team at Kia chose to bring in design and engineering experts from BMW to help them with their new project, they were on the way to having the formula for success in the sports sedan market. The result of the work and engineering that we saw is the Kia Stinger, which has already been taking the automotive world by storm and it hasn’t even been on the market for long at all. Now, this impressive car has won an award that shows the appreciation for this car that at least one group has.
The award given to the Kia Stinger is the AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Car of the Year. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as this car took away our breaths at the beginning of the New Year at the Detroit Auto Show and hasn’t given us any relief from the suffocating sophistication and style offered by this amazing car. If you’re searching for an impressive sport sedan to be the right one for you to drive and experience the road in a different way, the Stinger is the right choice and it can be the model you’ve been after.
What Does the Stinger Bring?
Pairing the luxury feel you’d have with the Kia Optima with the performance influences you would find in a BMW, when you see this impressive car you’ll find that it was perfected on the track in Nurburgring, making this one of the cars that has the dynamic driving abilities we want on the road. This car is one that tops off with the GT model that offers a powerful engine which is a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that gives you 365 horsepower and 376 lb.-ft. of torque. The base model of the Stinger is also a performance laden with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers up 255 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.
As you see a car with these credentials you typically expect to pay a high price for this car, but the Stinger stays in the range you can afford with the GT model that shows up at just a little under the $40,000 price tag. Make this the car that can be the one you’re looking for and know that it was able to be awarded and recognized for the excellence it provides as a car that has been built the right way.
There were six different categories of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards with the Kia Stinger taking the top honors. Other award winners were the Ford GT which is the Exotic Car of the Year, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS took home the Sports Car of the Year, the Mazda CX-5 earned the Utility Vehicle of the Year Award, the Volvo XC60 grabbed the Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year, and the Lexus LC500 earned Luxury Car of the Year award. These impressive vehicles are all worthy of your attention, but for the power and the money spent, the Kia Stinger is certainly the car worthy of your time and attention to make it the car you’re going to want to drive.