The 2018 Kia Stinger GT Versus Other Good Cars You Could Get For $45,000


I just spent a week abusing the 2018 Kia Stinger GT’a $45,000 365-horsepower rear-wheel drive sport sedan made by a company that was largely invisible to driving enthusiasts 10 years ago.

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I just spent a week abusing the 2018 Kia Stinger GT‘a $45,000 365-horsepower rear-wheel drive sport sedan made by a company that was largely invisible to driving enthusiasts 10 years ago. Suddenly Kia makes a legitimate practical performance car, and we all want to know how it compares to logical and maybe some unintentional rivals.

Intermission.

‘Yeah but you could get a Mustang GT/WRX STI/Civic Type R/used M5 for that kind of money,’ I have heard people say. Indeed. Let’s indulge ourselves in that thought exercise, and I’ll offer some insights based on other things I’ve driven.

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Kia Stinger vs Jaguar XE vs Alfa Romeo Giulia

Some motorists are instead looking for a model that has room for a family and is comfortable enough to commute in every day, but is also fun to drive. That’s where these petrol-powered cars come in, headed up by the latest Kia Stinger.

Jumping ahead.

First up is the Jaguar XE, a stylish and agile model that’s been close to the top of its class for years. Then there’s the Alfa Romeo Giulia. This car scores on style in spades and is alert on the road due to its lightweight construction. It matches the XE for power in 2.0 Turbo 200 form ‘ but both of these more established cars trail the new Kia’s 244bhp output.

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