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Car Review - Kia Stinger 2.0 GT-Line (A)
16 Apr 2018  |  Kia Reviews
Powerful, practical and accomplished as it may be, the Kia Stinger 2.0 falls short of delivering the full blown Stinger experience.
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   Consumer Reviews of Kia Stinger
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OVERALL RATING
 
1 Reviewer
4.5 out of 5
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Comfort
5/5 Reliability
5/5
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Handling
4/5 Features
5/5
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Exterior Styling
4/5 Interior Design
3/5
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Value for money
5/5 Engine Performance
5/5
1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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AlainDupuis
3rd Gear
4 reviews
263 points
12 forum posts Joined on 12-May-2017
Cruise missile  Posted on 15 Apr 2018
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Review
The test drive started as passenger with a Kia "Pilot" At the wheel scaring me silly drifting through traffic on Alexendra road. What the... Kia is making rockets and their staff are rocketers!

After the spirited drive cooled down a bit, as a passenger, the first thing to note is how comfortable this car is. The interrior is a bit too black and lack fancy but everything feels of very high quality.

Taking over the wheel the car does feel heavy but in a good way. The steering is pretty light and she behaves quietly if the right pedal is used gently. The sport mode is probably what I would use most of the time because the level of comfort is very high and the car is extremly responsive. I did not try the sport+ mode though. With the wet road, the car was already skiding when pushing the pedal to the metal so I did not dare removing the stability control. It is a car that demands respect. May be a change to better tyres would make a lot of difference here.

The car is also very quiet. So much so that they have implemended a compulsory engine soundtrack through the car audio in sport mode. With a car that quiet I was expecting some great sound system. Unfortunatly the Harman Kardon is not up to the task with a very muddy bass tunning that ruins any sound track I tried. The one thing I would do if I get this car is to send it for a real high end audio upgrade that will also get rid of the engine noise sound track.

Overall, this car is the perfect choice for someone driving often to Malaysia and beyond. It is comfortable, quiet, bloody fast and the badge will not attract too much attention from the wrong people. It is kind of an AMG in disguise.

I would not even consider the 2l version. The price difference does not justify it. The specs on the V6 are much better and fully justify the extra cost. If you want to save money you should consider a Cerato in the first place or spend S$160k on an entry level Mercedes for those seeking badge status.

I am really impressed Kia is offering this car. I am very tempted to buy one but seldom drive north for my job.

What I like
Raw power that is a bit scarry but kept under control by the electronics
Comfort
Silence
Handling
7 year 150k kms warranty

What I do not like
Interior design could have a little more colour and fun in the presentation. At least it is well put together with quality materials.
Very disapointing "premium" sound system with boomy unrefined sound
Fake engine noise through the speaker that cannot be switched off.

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Kia Stinger
4.5 stars - based on 1 reviews