The 2022 Kia Stinger wears many hats. It looks like a sports car, but is as practical as a sport/utility vehicle. It wears a mass-market brand name, but is decked out like a luxury car. It can easily carry a family of four, yet thrills its driver during every trip. In many ways it is a jack of all trades.
2022 Kia Stinger Configurations
Kia offers the 2022 Stinger in four trim levels:
- Stinger GT-Line — Thanks to its potent new powertrain, the Stinger GT-Line is anything but basic. In addition to a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the GT-Line features leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, and a full menu of safety technologies
- Stinger GT1 — Choose the Stinger GT1 for a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, larger wheels, summer performance tires, upgraded brakes, adaptive suspension, and limited-slip differential. It’s one way to maximize performance in a 2022 Stinger
- Stinger GT2 — The Stinger GT2 takes all of the hardware included with the GT1 and combines it with premium leather upholstery, a more impressive sound system, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and other enhancements
- Stinger Scorpion Special Edition — Based on the GT2, the Stinger Scorpion Special Edition has thin-spoke black wheels, blacked-out exterior trim, a body-color rear spoiler, and carbon-fiber patterned interior trim. It comes only in white, black, or Kia’s Ceramic Silver paint colors
What’s New for the 2022 Kia Stinger?
For 2022, the Kia Stinger adds more powerful engines, an improved infotainment system, and more safety technology as standard equipment. Subtle exterior and interior design changes update the car with a debut of new headlights and wheel designs for 2022.
Kia Stinger Competitors for 2022
Given the Stinger’s five-door sportback body style, it’s most direct mass-market competitor is the Volkswagen Arteon. Both Kia and Volkswagen credibly challenge smaller entry-luxury vehicles with a similar configuration like the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, as well as sports wagons like the Volvo V60. Given the Stinger’s wide-opening rear hatch and folding back seats, it's also an alternative to a two-row SUV.
The 2022 Kia Stinger isn’t like every other car. It’s a five-door sportback, which means it has a large rear hatch that opens to reveal a huge trunk. Fold the back seats down and a Stinger can carry as much cargo as some SUVs. At the same time, though, it’s a terrific sports sedan. Since Stingers are relatively rare, you likely won’t see many others on the road.
- Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go: Standard adaptive cruise control system
- Forward Collision Avoidance Assist: Standard automatic emergency braking system
- Lane Following Assist: Standard lane-centering assistance system
- Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist: Standard feature tries to prevent a driver from making an unsafe lane change
- Safe Exit Assist: Standard feature warns occupants not to exit the Stinger if it unsafe to do so
- Blind Spot View Monitor: Available camera-based system shows a driver what is in the car’s blind spots when signalling a lane change
- Infotainment system with navigation: Standard feature with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display and smartphone mirroring for iOS and Android devices
- UVO Link: Standard connected services technology
- Wireless smartphone charging: Standard feature
- Premium sound system: Available feature* including 15 speakers
- Head-up Display: Available feature* projecting important data in the windshield
- Turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder with 300 hp
- Twin-turbocharged 3.3L V6 with 368 hp
- 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters
- Rear-wheel or all-wheel drive
- Fuel economy ranges between 20 mpg and 25 mpg in combined driving
- Leather seats: Standard feature
- Heated front seats: Standard feature
- Heated rear seats: Available feature*
- Ventilated front seats: Available feature*
- Panoramic sunroof: Available feature*
*Availability is subject to specific trim level selections