The 2018 Kia Stinger GT1 AWD V6 review
In fact, that’s the Stinger’s major trap card. For 48 grand, I get a twin-turbocharged, 3.3-liter, 365-horsepower V6 engine mated to a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system. You get adaptive cruise, lane keeping, leather seats, CarPlay, a Harman Kardon audio system, blind spot monitoring and auto high beams.
And that’s just the GT1. You can add Napa leather, advanced driver assistance, a heads-up display and more if you step up to the GT2 trim. You’ll still barely be past 50 grand. For that, you get all these features, seating for five — four adults — and a liftback that can swallow massive amounts of cargo. Whatever you think of Kia, that’s a helluva lot of car for the price.
Of course, like many Kia reviews of the past, you may be expecting me to now say the “it costs so little for a reason” line, wherein I end every compliment with “for a Kia.”