KIA Stinger PE 200 GT-LINE 2021 Radio Review

We take the Stinger 200 GT for a Road Test Review

Kia updated their Stinger in December 2020 with safety and convenience features. I drove a micro Blue 200GT with red Nappa leather, a stylish combination.

2021 Stinger PE GT-Line front 3/4 still

The main improvements over some subtle evolutionary style changes are the new 10.25 inch infotainment system with Bluetooth multi connectivity, improved safety features including cyclist detection and the in dash blind spot cameras that appear when the indicators are activated.

2021 Stinger PE GT-Line front interior

Stinger 200GT is powered by a 2.0L turbo 4 Cylinder engine that produces 182 kW of power and 353 Nm of torque with quad exhaust tips. The 200GT provides an alternative to the 3.3LGT with 0-100kmh times of 6.0 seconds which is still relatively quick.

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However it’s the everyday driving that makes the Stinger so brilliant, it will happily potter along at 50kmh around town, yet find a twisty road or the freeway and it will lift its skirt and sprint away providing excellent driver engagement.

2021 Stinger PE GT-Line rear boot

Stinger 200GT is priced from around $57,730 plus the usual costs and remains a stylish executive sports lift back that fills a niche in demand left by the departure of the sports Commodore and Falcon.

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Im Rob Fraser

2021 Stinger PE GT-Line front 3/4 driving

What is good?

  • Performance/ride/handling balance
  • Value for money
  • Looks good

What is not so good?

  • No AWD version
  • No massage seats
  • Pay the extra for the 3.3L

MY21 Kia Stinger PE

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 2021 Stinger PE GT-Line rear interior

Model   

KIA Stinger 200 GT-LINE

Model Price $57,730 MLP*
Engine 2.0L 4 Cyl  Turbo Petrol
Drivetrain 8 Sp AT Rear wheel drive LSD
Power 182kW @ 6,200rpm
Torque 353Nm @ 1,400 – 4,000rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP (2017)
CO2 Emissions 201 g/km
Economy ADR 8.8 L/100km
0-100kmh/Top Speed 6.0Sec/TBA
Servicing 12 Months / 10,000 km  Service Plan
Warranty 7yr/ Unlimited km with 1 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

2021 Stinger PE GT-Line rear 3/4 still

Overall Rating    

87/100

Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 8
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Street Credibility/Fun Factor 8
Infotainment/Technology 9
Value for Money 9

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KIA Stinger PE 200 GT-LINE Overall Rating
  • 8/10
    Behind the Wheel - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Comfort - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment/Features - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Infotainment/Technology - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Street Credibility/Fun Factor - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
8.6/10

Summary

Stinger 200GT is priced from around $57,730 plus the usual costs and remains a stylish executive sports lift back that fills a niche in demand left by the departure of the sports Commodore and Falcon.

About Rob Fraser 1723 Articles
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.