2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG

2018 kia stinger gt and mercedes-benz c43 amg side by side

The Kia Stinger is one of the most-talked-about cars of 2018. The Stinger debuted to praise and amazement from both professional and everyday drivers.

The Stinger is the result of years of research and effort on one the world's most famous tracks: Nürburgring in Frankfurt, Germany. Previously just a concept car, the 2018 Stinger now symbolizes everyday performance, style and luxury. Despite its impressive performance and race abilities, the 2018 Stinger features a comfortable and spacious interior that is versatile and offers a host of standard and available high-tech convenience features.

The Stinger offers two engine options: a 2.0-liter Twin Scroll Turbo 4-cylinder GDI engine and a 3.3-liter Twin Turbo V6 GDI Lambda II engine. Both of which offer incredible performance despite an affordable price tag. Let's take a closer look at how the 2018 Stinger stacks up against another legendary performer: the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG.


2018 Kia Stinger

(and Stinger GT)


2018 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG


$38,500 (GT)

Starting MSRP $53,400

2.0-liter Twin Scroll Turbo 4-Cylinder

3.3-liter Twin-Turbo V6 (GT)

Engine 3.0-liter V6 Biturbo


365 (GT)

Horsepower 362

5.9 seconds

4.7 seconds (GT)

0-60 mph time 4.6 seconds

2018 Kia Stinger Edmonton AB

While the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG offers similar performance numbers, the biggest difference is clearly the price. With the 2018 Kia Stinger, you'll be able to have comparable (and sometimes better) performance to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG for about $20,000 less. That's pretty substantial.

Stinger 2.0L and Premium models both feature available AWD configuration, 8-speed automatic transmission, seven-inch UVO infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Rear-Camera display and more.

Stinger GT, GT1 and GT2 models also all offer AWD configurations, as well as the KIA Drive Wise advanced driver assistance system, Nappa leather trim, eight-inch UVO infotainment system with navigation, LED lighting and more. When equipped with a V6 engine, the Stinger offers a top speed of 167 miles per hour.

In terms of convenience, the Stinger also offers more cargo volume than the Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG: 23.3 cubic feet to 12.6 cubic feet. The Stinger also boasts more front and rear head room, shoulder room and leg room.

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Kia Stinger at Kia of West Edmonton today!


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