Kia Stinger Engines, Performance, and Driving

The Kia Stinger is offered in four trim levels: GT Line, GT, GT1, and GT2. The Kia Stinger performance is something you’re going to want to experience too. With three engine options to choose from, you’re guaranteed a powerful drive regardless of whether you choose the Kia Stinger Turbo upgrade or the Kia Stinger HP. 

Petrol engines

The base petrol engine option starts with a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Theta II that can produce 252 hp and 353 Nm of torque. Its top speed is 149 mph, and it can go from 0 to 62 mph in 6.0 seconds.

A 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 Lambda II engine is the other option, which generates 365 hp and torque of 510 Nm. In just 4.9 seconds, it can hit 60 mph from a standstill and can reach a top speed of 168 mph.

Diesel engine 

The Kia Stinger has one diesel engine option: a 2.2-liter CRDi that produces 200 hp and torque of 440 Nm. Wit it, the Kia Stinger performance translates into a 143-mph top speed and 0-to-62 mph in 7.5 seconds. 

The engine options come paired with 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel-drive is standard on all engines, with all-wheel-drive being optional. If you want greater performance, the V6 engine is perfect for you. You can have better control as well as smooth changes in the gears on the Kia Stinger.

Fuel economy

The Kia Stinger GT-Line with the base engine has an EPA fuel economy rating of 22/29 mpg in the city/highway, while the V6 engine’s fuel economy estimates stand at 17/25 mpg in the city/highway.


The Kia Stinger has five drive mode options with which you can control the steering of the car as well as the response of the engine. The default mode is the Comfort mode that you can use when driving through the cities of Greenville, Kinston, and Rocky Mount. 

The Eco mode enables better fuel efficiency by adjusting the engine and transaxle operating parameters. The Sport mode is perfect if you want greater speeds with better handling and control. 

The Smart mode helps to create the perfect balance by switching between Sport, Eco, and Comfort modes, while the Custom mode can help you alter steering characteristics, throttle, and suspension according to your preferences.

Source: Deacon Jones Kia