2022 Kia Stinger Engine

 The 2022 Kia Stinger comes with two turbocharged engines: a new 300-hp 2.5-liter turbo-four and a 368-hp twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6. We haven't tested the new engine, but the V-6 delivers thrilling performance that gets our enthusiast hearts racing.

2022 Kia Stinger

2022 Kia Stinger Engine

The standard engine in the 2022 Kia Stinger is a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. When compared to the 255-horsepower 2.0-liter engine that was standard in the 2021 Stinger, this larger mill gives the Stinger a class advantage.

Acceleration is lively both from a stop and at higher speeds, and standard paddle shifters add a level of engagement to a snappy eight-speed automatic transmission. The exhaust note on this drivetrain is appropriately sporty, but a few test drivers noted that it can sound unrefined. Kia claims that the base turbo-four model can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.

The Kia Stinger GT1 and GT2 are powered by a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine with 368 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. These Kia Stinger GT models are more authoritative, with more muscle and a raucous tone thanks to a new-for-2022 active exhaust system.

Kia claims that the V6-powered Stinger accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 167 mph.

Kia Stinger Ride and Handling

The Kia Stinger isn't as quick as some class rivals, such as BMW's smaller cars, but it's still a lot of fun to drive in most situations. You can take on curvy roads with gusto and enjoy well-weighted, responsive steering, or you can cruise in comfort on a comfortable suspension setup.

Performance-minded drivers will appreciate the Kia Stinger GT models' upgrades, which include a limited-slip differential, variable-ratio steering, and increased stopping power from beefier Brembo brakes. The GT2 also includes electronic adaptive suspension.