As the Kia brand’s first sports car, the Stinger has turned a lot of heads since its inception just a few short years ago. With the 2021 version on the horizon, we wanted to touch on some aspects of the model once again to remind you of just how incredible the vehicle is. So, with that in mind, let’s dive into the sports car’s performance & powertrain options.
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Which engines are available in the 2021 Stinger?
The 2021 Kia Stinger comes standard with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that’s capable of generating 255 horsepower alongside 260 pound-feet of torque and is tethered to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Despite its impressive power, it manages to achieve 22 miles per gallon through the city and 29 mpg on the highway, for a combined fuel economy rating of 25 mpg, when equipped with the rear-wheel drive system. Upgrade to AWD, and the city fuel efficiency drops by 1 mpg, bringing the combined rating down to 24 mpg as well.
Shoppers can, however, opt for the more powerful 3.3L twin turbocharged V6 engine instead, tethered to the same transmission. This larger engine is much more powerful than its counterpart, increasing horsepower to 365 and torque to 376 lb-ft. The major increase in power does, of course, drop fuel economy ratings, but the Stinger still delivers a respectable 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway/20 mpg combined.
How fast is the 2021 Stinger?
What does all that power translate to? It enables the standard engine to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in six seconds flat, before continuing onto a top speed of 149 miles per hour. The more powerful engine? It can go from 0-60 in 4.9 s and hit speeds up to 168 mph.
If you think you might be interested in a 2021 Kia Stinger of your own, be sure to reach out to us right here at Lehighton Kia today!