The 2023 Kia Stinger is a comfortable sedan with impressive acceleration and a solid range of useful features. Let’s take a closer look at everything this stylish vehicle has to offer below.
Kia Stinger Trim Levels and Core Features
The 2023 Kia Stinger is available in two trim levels: the GT-Line and GT2. Each trim has its own dedicated engine, but you can select either one with an all-wheel-drive or rear-wheel-drive system. The GT-Line comes with a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that provides 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. This engine gets 21 mpg on city streets and 29 mpg on the open road. It makes the dash from zero to 60 in 5.7 seconds.
The GT2 comes with a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 generating 368 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. This engine gets 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, making the sprint from zero to 60 in 4.7 seconds. Both engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission with an overdrive gear. Both trim levels are equipped with a unified multi-link strut suspension system. This suspension system is ideal for reducing the upward and downward body sway associated with swift acceleration and braking, making it perfect for the 2023 Kia Stinger.
Exterior Styling, Features, and Options
The exterior style of the 2023 Kia Stinger broadcasts power and luxury. This Stinger’s general body style is particularly aerodynamic, featuring five air vents to maximize engine air cooling during drives. The exterior features of the GT-Line include a dark chrome grille, a lip spoiler, Aero-Composite LED head and tail lights, lightly-tinted laminated glass, speed-sensitive rain-detecting windshield wipers, heated power-folding side-view mirrors with built-in turn signals, 18 inch Vertex machined and painted alloy wheels, and 18 inch all-season tires.
There are no exterior options at the base trim level, but a paint protection package is available. Standard exterior features at the GT2 trim level include everything on the GT-Line list. Exterior options for the upper trim include 19 inch summer tires on Spire alloy wheels, auto-leveling and adaptive projector-beam headlights with daytime running lights, an express-open and close first-row sunroof, and a smart power rear cargo lift gate.
Entertainment Features and Options
The GT-Line Stinger for the 2023 model year comes with a 10.25 inch touch-screen infotainment system and GPS featuring Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, UVO Link, and SiriusXM satellite radio program suites. Its sound system has nine speakers, speed-compensated volume control, and a fixed antenna. The GT2 comes with the same infotainment system and GPS. The upper trim’s sound system is a 15-speaker version with a 720-watt internal amplifier, a 12-channel external amplifier, an automatic equalizer, Quantum Logic surround sound programming, and Clari-Fi signal enhancement.
Comfort and Convenience Features and Options
Both trim levels of the 2023 Kia Stinger come with a wide range of comfort and convenience features that drivers and passengers alike will adore. The GT-Line comes with one-touch up-and-down power windows, voice-activated dual-zone air conditioning, a sport leather and metal-look steering wheel, auto-locking doors, and eight-way power-adjustable heated bucket seats. Other interior features on the GT-Line include a rear HVAC system with stand-alone controls, distance-pacing cruise control, leather upholstery, a leather and chrome gear shifter, a pair of 12-volt DC power outlets, and concealed storage in the cargo area.
The GT2 trim level comes with a redundant speedometer, heated and ventilated 12-way power-adjustable bucket seats with position memory and lumbar supports, a head-up display, position memory settings for the steering wheel and side-view mirrors, a pair of seat-back storage pockets, distance-pacing stop-and-go cruise control, a power tilting and telescoping steering wheel, and a rigid cargo cover. An aluminum, chrome, and metal look interior trim is available, as are a special sport driver’s gauge setup, a sport leather and metal-look steering wheel, Nappa leather upholstery, and a heated rear bench seat.
Kia Safety Features
The GT-Line trim level comes with safety features such as lane-keep assistance with lane departure warning, driver monitoring and alert, frontal collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with automatic collision avoidance, rear child safety locks, rear collision mitigation, a backup camera, and cruise control steering assistance. Other standard safety features at this trim level include a restricted driving mode for learning drivers, first- and second-row curtain airbags, a tire-specific pressure alert system, front-row knee airbags, dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags, reinforced side impact beams, and electronic stability controls.
The GT2 trim level comes with a more advanced version of the collision avoidance system, featuring cycle, pedestrian, and junction turning detection capabilities. The GT2 trim level comes with all the GT-Line’s standard safety features, plus traction control. The GT2 is available with safety options such as the aerial view 360-degree camera system, a surround-view monitor and backup camera, and a front and rear parking sensor system.
Stinger Safety Rating Commendations and Measurements
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the 2023 Kia Stinger its coveted Top Safety Pick+ commendation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an agency of the United States Federal Government, grants the 2023 Kia Stinger a five-star overall crash test rating. This Stinger achieved a four-star rating in the frontal crash test and a five-star rating in the rollover test.
The 2023 Kia Stinger boasts 42.6 inches of front legroom, 36.4 inches of rear legroom, 38.3 inches of front headroom, and 37 inches of rear headroom. It has a 114.4 inch wheelbase and a turning radius that varies based on the drive system. The rear-wheel version has a turning radius of 19.2 feet, while the all-wheel version has a turning radius of 18.35 feet.
Find out more about the 2023 Kia Stinger and its two fantastic trim levels, the GT-Line and GT2, at Huffines Kia of Corinth, Texas. Our professional and courteous team members will gladly answer all of your questions related to this or any of our other incredibly dependable new vehicles or used models . Feel free to reach out to us and set up an appointment or come into the dealership at your convenience. We’ll do our best to find the Kia that best suits your needs and desires.