2022 Kia Stinger Starts $3000 Higher, Gets New Base Engine
The new Stinger has a more powerful engine this time around, and gets more expensive.
1. The updated Kia Stinger has a new base engine for 2022, and gets a price increase.
2. It's now powered by a 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque 2.5 L turbo inline-four in the U.S.
3. The 2022 Kia Stinger will start at $37,125, and is expected to reach dealerships in the next few months.
If you're looking for a four-door sports car, the Kia Stinger just got a whole lot more appealing. The automaker has updated the Stinger hatchback, with a new base engine, revised styling, and a higher price tag. The 2022 Stinger starts at $37,125 for the base GT-Line model, a $3000 increase over outgoing versions, and ranges up to $54,535 for the loaded V6 AWD model. More importantly, it benefits from a new engine, a 2.5 L inline-four that produces 300 horsepower, 45 more than the previous 2.0 L.
Under the hood of the new Stinger is an enthusiast-friendly 2.5 L inline-four that puts out 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque, 45-hp and 61 lb-ft more than the 2.0 L equipped in preceding Stingers. Unfortunately, a manual is not obtainable, and all power is routed via an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Stinger's optional engine remains the same, a 3.3 L V6 that now generates 368 horsepower, a 3-hp increase, and the same 376 lb-ft of torque. Trim levels fitted with the V6 start at $44,735 for the GT1, an $1800 decrease compared to outgoing models, while loaded GT2 variants are $900 more, at $52,335.
Pricing for regular Stingers starts $3000 higher, at $37,125 for the GT-Line trim level, and all-wheel drive is a $2200 option. Ascot Green will be available in the U.S as well, and is likely to be an absolutely gorgeous addition. More details are expected soon, with 2022 Stingers estimated to arrive in the next few months.