Kia Stinger GT-Line is the most affordable trim level on sale in US.
Three years after first put on sale in the United States, Kia have done some extra work to make the Stinger sports sedan even more attractive.
The South Korean automaker released the 2022 Stinger facelift and introduced a new entry-level GT-Line trim level.
The 2022 Kia Stinger GT-Line combines the entry-level 300-horsepower 2,5L 4-cylinder powertrain with the exterior looks of the more aggressive V6 powered Stinger GT.
With the starting price of only $36,090 for the 2022 Stinger RWD (or $2.200 more for the AWD variant), the Stinger GT Line is a great deal and a top alternative to the highly established pemium sport sedans.
1. What is the GT-Line trim level?
Kia Motors America have done some enhancements to the Stinger line-up with the newly launched GT-Line trim level being one of the main changes for the new model year.
The GT-Line trim is the base trim level and the cheapest you can get in the Stinger range.
That doesn’t mean it is the underdog of the range. Right the opposite. The 2022 Kia Stinger GT-Line looks just as good as other available models in the Stinger range. It basically gives the entry level Stinger the same striking looks as the range-topping GT model.
2. What is different compared to the outgoing base trim level?
For the 2022 model year, the entry level Stinger GT-Line gained new 18-inch alloy wheels, black chrome trim, GT-inspired front signature grille and bumper, and body-colored door handles.
Inside, the model comes with a black headliner, GT-Line logo on the front headrests, and a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel.
2. Engine & transmission specs
Knowing that this is the base model in the Stinger line-up, the vehicle comes equipped with the 2,5L 4-cylinder turbo engine that cranks out 300 horsepower, while the engine is mated to the 8-speed automatic transmission.
If you’re looking for more performance, then you’ll have to opt in for one of the two available GT trim levels that come fitted with a more potent 368-horsepower V6 twin turbo engine.
3. MPG of the Kia Stinger 2022 GT-Line
As we already talk about the engine and transmission technology, let us briefly touch the fuel consumption of the new Stinger GT-Line.
Yes, the 2,5L engine in this car is slightly less powerful than the range-topping model, but it returns a better fuel economy than its more powerful sibling.
The official MPG ratings for the 2022 Kia Stinger RWD GT-Line are 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined. The same model, but fitted with AWD system returns 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined.
The fuel tank capacity in the 2022 Kia Stinger is rated at 15.9 galons.
4. Tire size
This particular entry-level 2022 Stinger model rides on 8.0J×18 alloy wheels and P225/45R18 tires.
5. All-wheel-drive available?
Yes, the 2022 Kia Stinger GT-Line does offer AWD! The standard model comes with rear-wheel-drive, but those looking for AWD can get it optionally. The AWD comes at an extra cost of $2200.
6. Available exterior color options
You might be wondering which color options come with the 2022 Stinger GT-Line? Let’s get right to it and answer your question. The 2022 Kia Stinger color range offers a choice of 7 unique exterior paint options.
Those include the Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black Pearl, Hi Chroma Red, Micro Blue Pearl, Ascot Green, Ceramic Silver and Panthera Metal.
8. 2022 Kia Stinger GT-Line price
The 2022 Kia Stinger GT-Line is the cheapest Stinger you buy in the United States. Pricing for the GT-Line, with rear wheel drive, starts at $36,090. If you opt in for the optional all-wheel-drive system the price will increase additional $2,200 and will total out at $38,290.
Please note that, the price mentioned here excludes $1.045 destination charge!