Typically crap Asian interior. Why do none of their cars have any imagination in this department? Awful
I was wanting a WRX. But this is a game changer. I totally wabt a Stinger. Kia deserves a shot with the enthusiast scene lately. They really are kicking their brand a few notches up. I will gladly buy that KIA.
I tested 12 cars before I settled on the KIA optima SX back 2012. Main reason was nobody could touch the options, looks & performance for the $. Now, I've tested 5 cars so far on top of the Stinger GT & the $ is even better. The sad thing is that the big American 3 can't even touch the Korean's in price, performance, options & looks! Unless you want a muscle car from them & pay ridiculous $ for them they don't have anything that even comes close to the Stinger. I've walked away laughing at GM & Dodge, because all they have are Camero's, Charger & Challengers that I have any love for at all, but not at that $! Ford at least offers something similar, in the Taurus SHO, but the $ is 6,000 more & that's without AWD & it's ugly as sin. The Mustangs are sick & I'd love to own one if I was rich, but not getting a mustang to drive in Canadian winters!
Great review, thanks. Just sat in one today at a showroom. Extremely impressed. Firstly, it's a good looking car, better than pics. Next standout, the quality of interior, a nice place to be (this one had the red leather). Next, rear seating is fine for 2 six footers without feeling cramped or claustrophobic. Next, tons of kit is standard. Next, Kia warranty and reliability at top end of scale - BMW & Audi not so much..... only neg is fuel economy, but that aside, looks like a bargain
Nice review and I almost missed the performance numbers at the end.
Call it silly badge snobbery but that determines residuals. These will be much softer than for German brands.With still bags of warranty left, a two year old GTS with 30K on the clock, will be a compelling buy. The Kia Pro-ceed GT presently at one year old is an astonishing bargain, whereas new at its list price, it is very much not.
Maintenance is also likely much less, which is definitely a consideration over the vehicles life.
Fantastic car. I placed a deposit down without a second thought after a 30 min test drive.
Saw one on the way to work passed me on the M5 and I could not believe it when I saw the Kia badge on the back nice
just bought one , delivered in 4 weeks. looked at bmw,audi,lexus, had bmw mercedex,got a range rover ,,wife has. Always little shitty things go wrong in european cars like warning lights. depreciate like shit after 3 years because so expensive to fix.
felt as good and looked better than the others i looked at. 7 year warranty peace of mind couldnt beat it.....probably better resale because warranty still 4 years after 3 years if i wanted to sell....
cant wait for delivery
Why only RWD in UK?
Came for the forehead cleavage. Not disappointed.
Nice exterior hate the interior.
better than Q50s
It actually looks pretty damn nice!
I was seriously considering purchasing an Audi S5 or BMW 440i until my brother mentioned this car to me. Let's see what happens! Gorgeous car indeed!
Good looking car. Well equipped, but too large, RWD and a hatchback! They read my mind on this one.
Here's a quarter, go downtown and have a rat knaw that thing off your face.
I want a full size sunroof like a soul or optima, and then it's perfect. They have that band at the back for that dinky little antenna. I'll see if I can custom order mine with a large sunroof, if so I'll have one, if not, I'm afraid I'll have to let it go.