The Hatch-Tacular 2018 Kia Stinger Will Start At $32,795: Report [UPDATED WITH OFFICIAL FIGURES]

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The sporty Korean sedan with a hatch that came along and stole our hearts now has a price tag.

(Update: A Kia spokesperson responded with the 2018 Kia Stinger’s official pricing:

  • $31,900 for base Stinger 2.0T
  • $37,000 for Stinger Premium 2.0T
  • $39,000 for GT 3.3 T
  • $43,500 for GT1 3.3T
  • $49,500 for GT2 3.3 T
  • AWD $2,200 for all models
  • Destination $895

The person noted that these are estimates and could change before the car goes on sale in December.)


The base-model Stinger, powered by a 255-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine will cost $32,795 right off the bat. The 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 rear-driven version, with 365 HP, will start at $39,895. An additional all-wheel-drive option is available for $2,200.

And a fully loaded AWD Stinger could allegedly set you back about $51,000. All these figures are courtesy of The Car Connection. We have reached out to Kia ourselves to independently verify these figures and will update if we hear back.

So! First impressions: The price is a liiiiiittle high for a Kia, but when you consider what you’re getting, then it seems way more justified. For example, a BMW 340i (yes, I just went there) with 320 HP (notice: less!) already costs nearly $10,000 more than the RWD V6 Stinger. The one we tested in 2016 came out to be $58,420, mostly because of crap like a Track Handling Package.

Brand snobbery aside, though, I truly consider this a good bang-for-your-buck option. And how many other sedans have a hatch?

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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I love this thing, but they have an uphill battle on the price front. This thing is flirting with VW Phaeton brand perception vs. price.