Kia Stinger 2.0L GT-Line and 330S 2022 Review

Kia Stinger GT-Line – Kia Stinger is one of my favourite cars. What’s not to like, it is very stylish, rear wheel drive sedan in a world that is heading in the opposite direction. 2022 Kia Stinger 330S front qtr We recently drove the 2.0L GT-Line version. It has the smaller 2.0L 4 Cylinder turbo petrol engine, which delivers 182kW of power and 353Nm of torque. It drives the rear wheels through an 8 speed AT

Even though the 2.0L is the smaller brother in the range it still has respectable performance. A time of 6 seconds for the 0-100kmh isn’t too bad and it’s amazingly economical as well. We did 8.4l/100k on our week test drive.

Priced from $58,900 plus the usual costs it comes packed with little luxuries and safety features.

The best thing about the Stinger is the balance. It just feels good as soon as you hop in. It’s also directly responsive to steering, throttle and braking inputs. Select sport drive mode and the fun factor escalates.

It’s a little tight for rear passengers, but the boot area is large and practical with the liftback design.

Around this price you get to choose between this model and the 330S with the larger V6 engine but less features. It’s an interesting choice and one that we address next week.

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Quick Kia Stinger GT-Line thoughts

  • Stinger still remains possibly the best value for money sports saloon on the market.
  • Its design is still fresh and appealing
  • Easy to drive, comfortable and relatively sporty.
  • Remember not that many years ago a time of 7-8 seconds from 0-100kmh was considered hot hatch territory and the 2.0L Stinger does it in around 6.0 secs.
  • The peak torque comes in around 1400 rpm, which allows both spirited acceleration and relaxed cruising.
  • Front passengers are well catered for.
  • The liftback boot is practical and stylish
  • Given its size the rear seat passengers could expect a little more leg room. See the ŠKODA Superb for what rear leg room can be.
  • Much has been written about the Stinger and for good reason, Its a modern day classic.
  • At this price point byers have a difficult choice between the highly specked GT-Line or the powerful 330S with a few less comforts abut that beautiful 3.3L V6.

2022 Kia Stinger 330S front qtr2

What is good?

  • Beautiful flowing design
  • Performance and price balance
  • Packed with little luxuries

What is not so good?

  • Tight for rear passengers
  • Cruise control radar function cant be turned off
  • No AWD version

Also Look At

Stinger sits in a rapidly disappearing car category. The affordable four door sports saloon.

Buyers could look at the ŠKODA Superb, Peugeot 508GT, Genesis G70, Audi A5 Sportback, Citroen C5-X, Hyundai Sonata N-Line, or the Kia Cerato GT. 

2022 Kia Stinger 330S rear view camera

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Kia Stinger

Model

Stinger GT-Line 2.0L 

Model Price$58.990 MLP*
Engine2.0L 4 Cyl Turbocharged Petrol
Drivetrain8 Sp Sports AT RWD
Power182kW @ 6,200rpm
Torque353Nm @ 1,400 – 4,000rpm
SafetyFive Star ANCAP (April 2018 tested)
0-100kmh / Top Speed6.0 Secs / TBA
CO2 Emissions201 g/km Euro 5
Economy ADR8.8L/100km / 60L capacity
Economy on test9.5L/100k
Servicing7Yr / Capped price service
Warranty7yr/ Unlimited km
Road side Assist7Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

2022 Kia Stinger 2.0l GT-Line interior

Overall Rating    

89/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort9
Equipment9
Performance8
Ride and Handling9
Practicality9
Fit for Purpose9
Styling / Design9
Technology/connectivity8
Value for Money10

2022 Kia Stinger 330S profile

Dimensions

 
Overall Length4830mm
Wheelbase2905mm
Width1870mm
Height1400mm
Wheels19×8.0 front / 19×8.5 rear Alloy
Tyres225/40 R19 front / 255/35 R19 rear
Max ground clearanceUp to 130mm
Turning Circle KTK11.2m
Boot Capacity Min406L
Boot capacity Max1114L
Kerb Weight1758kg
Payload (kg)492kg
GVM (kg)2250kg

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.