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2022 Kia Stinger

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I will be ordering a 2022 AWD Stinger. Their new 2.5L engine 0-60 time is 5.1 sec. Their current V6 is 4.8. Should I save $5,000 and order the 2.5L? I know I will be giving up the GT's adaptive suspension. I assume the 4 cylinder's suspension is tuned different but should be fine since I don't plan to track it. Also, it looks like the 2.5L will be getting Brembo brakes and all the interior options the GT will get.
 

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Welcome, if you plan on just driving the car get the 2.5 if you plan on mods then go with the 3.3 but if you ride in a GT that has mods you won't buy the 2.5L...
 
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What about mods for the 2.5? For less than $1,000 couldn't u add 30-40 HP? Would't the less weight of the 2.5 make the car more nimble?
 

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A four cylinder will never feel like a V6. In my opinion people focus way too much on numbers and specs and don't actually consider what does it feel like.

The fuel mileage with the V6 is bad I average about 20 miles per gallon in my g70 which is a few hundred pounds lighter than the Kia stinger. I had a EcoBoost mustang as rental they make over 300 horsepower and I was able to get over 30 miles per gallon. I wonder what the 2.5 would get in real world driving.

What makes you want a 2022 versus picking one up that's on a dealer lot that you can probably get a hell of a deal on.

I was able to get over 20% off the sticker price on both the Stinger and the g70. My wife and I chose the g70 in my opinion it's the better car if you don't need the room.

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What about mods for the 2.5? For less than $1,000 couldn't u add 30-40 HP? Would't the less weight of the 2.5 make the car more nimble?
Yes you can get that HP for $1000 or less, it's not a big difference in handling between the two cars. The HP gains on the 2.5 are little compared to the 3.3, if you did a JB4 & CAI that's around $1000 on the 3.3L the car would be around 400whp
 
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A four cylinder will never feel like a V6. In my opinion people focus way too much on numbers and specs and don't actually consider what does it feel like.

The fuel mileage with the V6 is bad I average about 20 miles per gallon in my g70 which is a few hundred pounds lighter than the Kia stinger. I had a EcoBoost mustang as rental they make over 300 horsepower and I was able to get over 30 miles per gallon. I wonder what the 2.5 would get in real world driving.

What makes you want a 2022 versus picking one up that's on a dealer lot that you can probably get a hell of a deal on.

I was able to get over 20% off the sticker price on both the Stinger and the g70. My wife and I chose the g70 in my opinion it's the better car if you don't need the room.

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Lucky I'm friends with my Kia dealer so I will get invoice price on the 2022. I like the bigger screen, better interior appointments and I like the new wheels.
 
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Yes you can get that HP for $1000 or less, it's not a big difference in handling between the two cars. The HP gains on the 2.5 are little compared to the 3.3, if you did a JB4 & CAI that's around $1000 on the 3.3L the car would be around 400whp
Would that void the warranty?
 
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it depends what you want to do with the car. If you don't care about max power than the 2.5 seems perfect - same appearance, etc. I personally wanted the most power possible from the car - within reason. The car's great so I'd definitely recommend the 4cyl version to anyone interested in the car, but doesn't care about maxing out the power. I'm sure the 4cyl is lighter, a bit less maintenance (fewer air cleaners, plugs, etc.), more fuel efficient. Either way I suspect you'll like the car. Enjoy
 
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A four cylinder will never feel like a V6. In my opinion people focus way too much on numbers and specs and don't actually consider what does it feel like.

The fuel mileage with the V6 is bad I average about 20 miles per gallon in my g70 which is a few hundred pounds lighter than the Kia stinger. I had a EcoBoost mustang as rental they make over 300 horsepower and I was able to get over 30 miles per gallon. I wonder what the 2.5 would get in real world driving.

What makes you want a 2022 versus picking one up that's on a dealer lot that you can probably get a hell of a deal on.

I was able to get over 20% off the sticker price on both the Stinger and the g70. My wife and I chose the g70 in my opinion it's the better car if you don't need the room.

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Is the G70 a smoother ride over a bumpy road. Did u get the G70 sport?
 
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C&D's 0-60 mph test of the current 255 hp 2.0L is 6.0/6.1 (RWD/AWD). When they finally get to test the 300 hp 2.5L, the extra 45 hp should have it running in the mid 5 sec range.

That compares to C&D's 3.3L GT times of 4.4/4.6 seconds (RWD/AWD), so if you can afford it get the 3.3L. Goodluck on whatever one you get!
 

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Is the G70 a smoother ride over a bumpy road. Did u get the G70 sport?
Yes and yes. Better car if you don't need the room.
My wife test drove them all she 100% agrees. I have an older friend who just purchased a BMW M4 he also agrees that the G70 is the better car.

Car was about $54,000 got it down to $41,000 out the door price was $43,000.

I should add I don't like the 2022 G70. I will be keeping this car forever .


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any idea on when we will see them on dealership lots? my Giulia lease is up in May. hoping to be able to see new stinger and g70 prior to making a decision.
 

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any idea on when we will see them on dealership lots? my Giulia lease is up in May. hoping to be able to see new stinger and g70 prior to making a decision.
Welcome, they will probably release the 2022 towards the end of 2021...
 

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