2022 Kia Stinger for Sale in West Springfield, MA
When the Kia Stinger debuted in 2017 for the 2018 model year, it made a significant mark on the affordable performance sedan segment with its hot looks and fastback body. For model year 2022, the Stinger retains its sculpted proportions, but there are some exciting changes. The biggest news is the power boost, as a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine replaces the 2.0-liter. The available twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 gets a power boost too, thanks to the new electronic variable exhaust system. On the outside, the lighting layout and wheels have been restyled, and the exhaust tips take on a more track-inspired look. The cabin shows off enhanced materials throughout, from the gloss black and chrome trim to the ambient mood lighting, and a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen is the new standard. Leather seats are now standard on all trims, with the highest level getting premium Nappa leather. Automatic emergency braking, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, and lane keeping assist are now standard fare as well.
Trims, Powertrain, and Fuel Efficiency
The 2022 Kia Stinger can be enjoyed in three stellar trim levels: GT-Line, GT1, and GT2. A Scorpion Package for the GT2 is available to outfit a rear spoiler, black wheels and mirror caps, dark exhaust tips, a fender garnish, and carbon fiber interior trim. The GT-Line has the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder base engine (300 hp and 311 lb.-ft. of torque), and the GT1 and GT2 get the twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 (368 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque). The transmission in all is an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters, and while rear-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is available. With the 2.5-liter turbo and RWD, the ’22 Stinger achieves an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. With AWD, it returns 21 city/29 highway. The RWD 3.3-liter twin-turbo grades achieve 18 city/25 highway, though with AWD, they get 17 city/24 highway.
The Stinger flirts with a luxury-car label, and as such it’s packed well with features. Besides the newly standard equipment mentioned in the intro, the GT-Line has automatic LED headlights, power-folding and heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, rain-sensing wipers, Smart Key with push-button ignition, Smart Welcome (which detects the Smart Key and illuminates the door pocket light for easy entry when it’s dark), dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob, aluminum sport pedals, 18-inch wheels, three USB ports, two 12-volt power outlets, a wireless smartphone charger, Drive Mode Select (Eco, Sport, Comfort, Smart, and Custom), a 4.2-inch LCD meter display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat with an armrest, and an underfloor storage compartment. The optional Sun & Sound Package adds a wide-panel sunroof with a power shade, a Harman Kardon premium audio system, and a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat.
The GT1 gets 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport summer tires (all-season Michelins are included with AWD), multi-color LED accent lighting, aluminum interior trim, and aluminum door sill scuff plates. It’s also eligible for the Sun & Sound Package. The GT2 adds the power-adjustable front passenger’s seat as standard, plus auto-dimming side mirrors, a power trunk, upgraded LED headlights, a 7-inch color LCD display with sport gauges, a head-up display, position memory for the steering wheel and driver’s seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a universal garage door opener, the aforementioned Nappa leather seats, expanded adjustments for the power driver’s seat, ventilated front seats, and heated rear outboard seats. As with the GT1, Michelin all-season tires are available for the GT2. A heated steering wheel is optional on all trims.
Driver-Assistive Safety and Technology
Every Kia Stinger gets the Kia Drive Wise system of active safety aids. In the GT-Line and GT1, the grouping includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane following assist, safe exit assist, driver attention warning, smart cruise control with stop-and-go, and blind-spot collision-avoidance assist with rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist. High beam assist and reverse parking distance warning are also issued – they’re just not considered part of the Drive Wise suite. The GT2 has the complete Drive Wise bundle with blind-spot view monitoring, along with forward parking distance warning and a surround-view camera system.
Passengers in the GT-Line and GT1 stay connected and entertained with Kia’s UVO link infotainment system. It can be controlled by either the standard 10.25-inch touchscreen or voice recognition. Its notable features are navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a nine-speaker sound system, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming. The GT2 comes with a 15-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.