Kia Optima vs Kia Stinger Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
MSRP
$25,700
Invoice
$24,030
Average Price Paid
$24,719
3,893 listings nationwide

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2018 Kia Stinger
2.0L AWD
MSRP
$34,100
Invoice
$31,986
Average Price Paid
$32,615
62 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
Fair Price
$25,828
Good Price
$23,840
Great Price
$22,704
2018 Kia Stinger
2.0L AWD
Fair Price
$33,985
Good Price
$31,715
Great Price
$30,417

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,945
55 listings nationwide

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2018 Kia Stinger
2.0L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,315

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
William Maley Preview:

The Kia Optima has been a player in the midsize sedan class since 2001, but only in the past few years has it become a force to be reckoned with. Kia has been working to keep the Optim...

2018 Kia Stinger
2.0L AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

It's at the very core of human nature to sort things. Eons ago, it helped us establish patterns associated with our early ancestors’ predators and prey. Today, this allows our brains t...

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  • Look and Feel 10
  • Performance 10
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"The brand new Accord is every bit a luxury vehicle with a Honda emblem. From the stylish looks on the outside, the massive performance upgrades under the hood, and the elegant design and features inside, it blows away the rest of the competition! This is not even a question! Once you test drive the Accord and see the performance of being in sport mode and then switch over to econ mode for a more relaxed ride you will clearly see how this vehicle is hands down the car of the year. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"More spacious, safer, and a smoother ride! I was able to quickly and easily put both car seats in the backseat of the Accord and neither of my daughters were kicking the back of the front seats, which theyre easily capable of doing in the Kia and even my Odyssey! They loved being able to see the navigation screen from the backseat and their comfort made choosing the Accord an easy decision. "
2018 Kia Stinger
2.0L AWD
30
writes:
Drove the stinger GT and BMW 330I same day. The stinger felt like a much better car than the BMW Over all
writes:
The car was not what expected after driving a V8. I was looking for more power the overall ride was nice.
20
writes:
Great car but still a Kia to me to much money for what is
Handling Ranked 2018 Ford Mustang GT Premium better.
"Ford suspension tuning for track or street is best ever"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Ford Mustang GT Premium worse.
"Mustang is coupe and stinger is overpriced sedan"

Specs

2018 Kia Optima
EX
2018 Kia Stinger
2.0L AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
185 hp @ 6,000 RPM
255 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
10:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.82 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 36.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 23.3 cu ft
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 190.2 in
Width 73.2 in 73.6 in
Height 57.7 in 55.1 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 114.4 in

Available Options

2018 Kia Optima
EX

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Horizon Blue
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Titanium Silver

Option Packages

  • Premium Package
  • Technology Package
2018 Kia Stinger
2.0L AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Micro Blue
  • Silky Silver
  • Snow White Pearl

Option Packages

  • 2.0T Advance Driver Assistance System Package

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