(By Tom Lohnes) – A few months ago, Kia was considering not reviving the Stinger in America for the upcoming facelift. Well, after a recent surge in sales, they have reconsidered, and here it is.
Other than the cleaner styling, the biggest change on the 2022 Kia Stinger is the base engine. Last year, the non-GT spec stinger had a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that produced 255 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft of torque, while exclusively being RWD. For 2022, AWD joins the lineup thanks to a larger 2.5-liter unit that bumps base power up to 300, which is more than a base 5-series, E-class, or even Camaro or Challenger. Styling wise, the Stinger looks more modern than it did before, with slimmer lights, a slightly larger grille, and the weird strip of tail light that went in to the rear quarter panel thankfully gone.
So, if you want a stinger, now is the best time to get them. With 300 horses in the base model and 368 in the GT, you have some major choices to make. Pricing is really low compared to the competition, ranging between $35,000 and $50,000 for the top GTS. And, with the new ones coming in, I’m sure you can find some great deals on the outgoing models.