The traffic congestion problem in Memphis is not only causing frustration among drivers but also increases the risk of accidents. If you have to deal with this problem on a daily basis, it’s essential that you have a safe and comfortable car. The 2018 Kia Stinger is a suitable car for driving through slow traffic because of its exceptional ride comfort, great entertainment system, and advanced safety features. With its powerful engine and excellent handling, it also performs exceedingly well on highways and country roads. Here’s a closer look at the 2018 Stinger.
Overview of the 2018 Stinger
While it gained global recognition later than the top American and Japanese automakers, Kia has proven in recent years that it’s capable of competing with these giants on the same level. However, it has lagged behind in terms of car performance. Launched at this year’s North American International Auto Show, the Stinger represents Kia’s first true effort in producing a performance car. So far, it has done nothing but impress, winning two major awards at the North American International Auto Show, the Cars.com Best in Show award, and the EyesOn Design award.
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The 2018 Kia Stinger is a compact sedan that’s somewhat similar in design to the Kia GT. At the front, it features Kia’s trademark “tiger nose” grille and large intakes that give it a wider appearance. It also has a steeply raked windshield, low roof, and fastback rear that combine to make it look sporty. A long 114.4-inch wheelbase adds a touch of elegance to the car.
Seating and Cargo
The Stinger offers a generous passenger space of 93.8 cubic feet, which is enough to comfortably seat five people. With over 3 feet of legroom in the back, it ensures that your passengers will feel comfortable during long trips. It also has other features for enhancing comfort, including deeply contoured seats and optional ultra-soft Nappa leather covers. Additionally, the car offers 23.3 cubic feet of cargo space, which you can extend by folding its 60/40 split rear seats.
There are two engine options available with the Kia Stinger: the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine rated at 255 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque and the optional 3.3-liter V6 twin-turbo engine with 365 hp and 376 pound-feet. With the V6 engine, the car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, faster than any other Kia car. It also comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive system, adaptive suspension, and optional Brembo brakes.
With advanced safety and entertainment features, the Kia Stinger is the ideal car for driving in a traffic-congested city like Memphis. Its safety features include an autonomous emergency braking system, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and the Driver Attention Alert system for detecting and stopping drowsiness. Similar to other Kia cars, it uses the UVO infotainment systembut with a 7-inch touch-screen display. This car also has a head-up display with navigation and blind spot detection capabilities.
The 2018 Kia Stinger has all the capabilities and features to make driving in Memphis a more comfortable, pleasant, and safer experience. Look for this remarkable car at a showroom near you later this year.