2022 Kia Stinger Gets $3000 Price Increase, New Base Engine for U.S.

Joey Capparella
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Photo credit: Kia
Photo credit: Kia

From Car and Driver

UPDATE 3/16/21: Kia has released U.S. images of the 2022 Stinger. The images show a GT-Line model in its new green color and a GT in red. The updated car will go on sale in the U.S. in the spring, and a special-edition Scorpion model will arrive later this year as well

  • The 2022 Kia Stinger will be more expensive than before and have a new base engine.

  • A turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four is now standard equipment for the U.S. model.

  • Pricing starts at $37,125 and ranges up to $54,535 for a loaded V-6 AWD model.

The 2022 Kia Stinger will soon arrive in the U.S. with a new base engine, revised styling, and a higher starting price. The updated hatchback starts at $37,125 for the GT-Line model, a $3000 increase over last year's base price. You'll get more for your money, though, as the 2022 Stinger has a more powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four with 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque, increases of 45 hp and 61 pound-feet over the previous 2.0-liter engine.

According to the EPA website, the bigger turbo four even gets better fuel economy than before, with the highway rating for the rear-wheel-drive GT-Line rising from 29 mpg to 32 mpg. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and all-wheel drive is a $2200 option for all versions of the Stinger.

The Stinger's upgrade engine remains a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6, which has slightly more power than last year's model. It now makes 368 horsepower (an increase of 3 hp) and the same 376 pound-feet of torque. The V-6 Stinger starts at $44,735 for the GT1 trim, which is $1800 less than last year's GT1 model. The cheaper (and less well-equipped) V-6-powered base GT model is no more. The loaded GT2 starts at $52,335, a $900 increase from last year.

Photo credit: Kia
Photo credit: Kia

There is a new color option called Ascot Green, and the GT-Line comes standard with 18-inch wheels, with the GT1 and GT2 coming with 19-inchers.

Look for more details on the 2022 Stinger to come soon, as it's likely to reach U.S. dealerships within the next few months.

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