2018 Kia Stinger Named to Autotrader’s 10 Best Interiors List

The 2018 Kia Stinger has been a smashing success in its short life, earning praise and plaudits from critics and customers—including those who might have assumed incorrectly that Kia couldn’t possibly make a sports car that could run with the big dogs, never mind one that would blow them completely out of the water.

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In addition to its performance prowess, sharp exterior styling, and crazy affordable price point, the 2018 Kia Stinger is earning accolades for refinement. Recently, Autotrader placed the Stinger on its list of “10 Best Car Interiors Under $50,000,” praising its clean, yet refined design and its almost surprising degree of spaciousness.

“What’s on the inside of a car is arguably as important as what’s on the outside, since drivers and passengers spend all their travel time here,” said Tara Trompeter, managing editor for Autotrader. “The Kia Stinger’s interior offers a great-looking cabin with upscale materials and intuitive controls. There’s also a surprising amount of rear-seat room for a sport sedan—and we’re impressed with the impressive quality of the door panels, which is something you’d typically find in a more expensive vehicle.”

Among the Stinger’s notable interior features are a 12-way bucket driver’s seat that sits low to make you feel more a part of the action, elevated dash with a wing-like design, floating display screen, and premium materials up to and including Nappa leather seating surfaces.

From top to bottom, from inside out, there’s nothing about the 2018 Kia Stinger that isn’t awe-inspiring. Because actions are better than words, the best way to find that out for yourself is to stop into Gossett Kia South and put yourself behind the wheel of a 2018 Kia Stinger.

Introducing the 2018 Kia Stinger

Once upon a time, there was a concept car called the Kia GT. This rear-drive sedan made its first appearance at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. People loved it. They loved its handsome design that called to mind the speedy style of a coupe and its unique touches like rear-hinged suicide doors and side-view cameras. They waited anxiously for the Kia GT to go into production. But alas, it did not.

That is, until now, when the GT evolved into something even better: the Kia Stinger. A rear-drive sports sedan just like its predecessor, the Kia Stinger is just as sleek and irresistible with its fastback design and its temptingly powerful engines. The Kia Stinger recently debuted at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show as a new Kia concept car. But here’s the good news for fans of these Kia sports sedans—the 2018 Kia Stinger has already been slated for production and is set to be on sale next fall.

The Kia Stinger won’t have the suicide doors or the side-view cameras. However, this fastback sedan will make up for those absences with its two powerful engines. A standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is expected to get up to 255 horsepower, while an available 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 should offer 365 horsepower. With a long wheelbase creating plenty of room in the luxurious interior, the Kia Stinger is sure to be a new favorite.