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Which motor would you choose for your Kia Stinger?

Which motor would you choose for your Kia Stinger?

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cyl engine, 255 hp and 260 lb.-ft.

    Votes: 16 20.5%
  • 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, 365 hp and 376 lb.-ft.

    Votes: 62 79.5%

  • Total voters
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KiaFan

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Thread Starter #21
Nice, the Focus RS is a sweet ride.
 

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#23
I am really excited to get the Stinger as a daily driver and a road trip car! I'm going to go with the 4cyl.

I currently have a 300hp X1 and a Focus RS. Regular driving I really don't use all of the power. Spirited mountain runs with the RS are another story.
Focus RS owner here too.
 
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#25
This article claims 0-60 for the 2.0 RWD to be 6.0 seconds, with starting price just above 30k; the RWD 3.3 to start at/just below 40k. $10,000 is a lot for 1.1 second difference to 60mph, especially since you could option the 2.0 all the way and get some aftermarket HP boost - most likely still saving some money in the end for upfront costs (not counting longer term cost savings: gas, insurance, repairs, tire replacement, etc).

www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2018-kia-stinger/preview/
 

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#26
$10k is a huge savings and I do plan on getting the 2.0.

This article claims 0-60 for the 2.0 RWD to be 6.0 seconds, with starting price just above 30k; the RWD 3.3 to start at/just below 40k. $10,000 is a lot for 1.1 second difference to 60mph, especially since you could option the 2.0 all the way and get some aftermarket HP boost - most likely still saving some money in the end for upfront costs (not counting longer term cost savings: gas, insurance, repairs, tire replacement, etc).

www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2018-kia-stinger/preview/
 
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#27
It should be the 2.2 liter diesel, less funny but a bit more practical in Spain
 

Charly

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#28
Damn the weight, damn the mileage, damn the price! I want the power!
 
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#29
I want the 3.3TT with the AWD. If I got the 2.0T it would be RWD.
 

KShock

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#30
In Canada, we?re only getting the 3.3L TT in AWD. Only two trim levels available, the GT and the GT Limited.

This is only for the first 200 Stingers coming up here, pre-ordered and arriving in Dec. If Kia Canada brings up more next year, maybe we?ll get more choices?

(BTW, I pre-ordered mine. GT Limited in Thunder Gray w/ Black Nappa leather.)
 

Dan

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#31
I originally planned on getting the 4cyl. but wasn't impressed by the reviews so far. Will probably end up with the 6cyl. unless I feel differently from the test drive.
 
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#32
I'm part of the minority here in choosing the 2.0-liter [:p]
 
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#33
I vote for the 2.0L. My wife has enough damn speeding tickets and burns through tires like crazy with her Magnum RT. LOL
 
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#34
Plenty happy with our 2.0 so far :)
 

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The 2.0L with the Lap3 could be one way to save $10k. LOL

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#36
I have the 2.0 and I?m very happy with it. Plenty of ?zip? and fairly easy on the fuel.

It feels like a larger motor.


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#37
I have the 2.0 and I'm very happy with it. Plenty of ?zip? and fairly easy on the fuel.

It feels like a larger motor.


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As long as you're happy[like]
 
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#38
I vote for the 2.0L. My wife has enough damn speeding tickets and burns through tires like crazy with her Magnum RT. LOL
This is the best explanation so far... [biggrin]
 
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#39
Four cylinder because I can't afford a GT, lol. My budget is like 35k.

I'm actually between this and the new Camry XSE V6. I know these are considered different categories, but they both appeal to me and are similar in price. Anything else I should consider?
Good for you can choose to have either but how you say a Camry appeals you...? [shameful]
 
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#40
I’m happy with the 2.0 I got last week. Didn’t think I would be, coming from 2 chevy SS’s, a G8GT and 4 LS1 f body’s as my previous cars, but it’s quick enough for daily use. I miss the power occasionally, but not enough to warrant the extra $10k


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