What’s new on the Kia Stinger sports sedan?
If you’re in the market for the new Kia Stinger sporty sedan, you should learn a couple of things that have changed for the 2020 model year.
Listed in the blog post here are all important tweaks and enhancements that have been made to the 2020 Kia Stinger range in the United States.
There aren’t many changes, though, and if you thought Kia would update the styling of their hot-looking sports sedan, you may be rather disapointed.
The new Kia Stinger doesn’t incorporate any styling tweaks, with exception to a new Stinger badge back at rear where the “Stinger” signature badge replaced the standard Kia logo.
Generally speaking, the 2020 Stinger is a carryover model with upgrades being limited to minor trim level adjustments rather than mechanical tweaks or visual enhancements.
With that being said, let’s have a look at the list of important changes for the 2020 model year, along with the official pricing details, fuel economy figures and exterior dimensions.
2020 Kia Stinger: What’s New?
- Kia Stinger 2020 GT-Line
For the 2020 model year, Kia Motors America announced the release of a new trim level for the base 2,0L powered Stinger. Called GT-Line, the trim enhances the exterior looks of the car and mimics that of the range-topping Stinger 3.3L V6 GT.
That means consumers can have their base Stinger models look like the range-topping Stinger, if they opt-in for the GT-Line trim level.
- Price of Kia Stinger 2020
Wit hthe announcement of the new GT-Line trim level, Kia Motors America have also released the 2020 Kia Stinger pricing details. Have a look at the pricing table below and find out how much does the Kia Stinger cost.
|Stinger GT-Line AWD||$35,290|
|Stinger GT AWD||$41,700|
|Stinger GT1 AWD||$47,600|
|Stinger GT2 AWD||$52,500|
- Engine specs
As mentioned previously, the South Korean automaker hasn’t upgraded the 2020 Stinger powertrain, so the available engine and transmission options remain the same as before.
The entry-level Kia Stinger is powered by a 2,0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, generating 255 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. torque, while the range-topping model employs a 365-horsepower 3,3L V6 twin turbo engine.
Both engine options are coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission that also features paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel.
- MPG figures
Fuel economy of the 2020 Stinger hasn’t changed either. You can expect to achieve from 21 to 29 MPG in the base Stinger model. The more racy V6 powered model is slightly more thirsty, however, it still returns a respectable 17 to 25 MPG.
- Exterior dimensions
|Cargo Capacity (trunk space)||23.3 cu.ft.|
- Exterior colors
Kia Motors America have also announced that the 2021 Stinger color range has been mostly unchanged with one exterior color option added to the range-topping trim level.
New for the 2020 model year is the Federation Orange color option, which is available exclusively on the fully-loaded GT2 model.