We absolutely love the Kia Stinger, and we wanted to see how it was to live with on a longer basis. Our March was filled with Stinger driving with the 2019 GT-Line.

Kia Canada has given us the 2019 Kia Stinger GT-Line in Atomic Blue for the month of March to see how this mid-size sedan/compact executive car is to live with if you were to buy one. We drive over 2,400km, including a 1,300km road trip during the course of 24 hours to put this car through it's paces. We also talk about overall fuel economy with the smaller engine and what we hope to see for the future of the Stinger.

Unlike our other episodes of TestDrive Spotlight on the 2018 Kia Stinger GT Limited (automobilrevue.net/v/SFBQNlo5dExzYms) and the 2019 Kia Stinger GT-Line (automobilrevue.net/v/LVJrOTFpVWZ5ZUk), this episode of TestDrive Garage isn't as much of a formal review as it is a conversation about the entry level Stinger, and how it compares to some of the luxury competition.

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Comments

    • Roland Gerard
      Roland Gerard

      Man, what a good review again... brrr still cold in Canada....

      about 4 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Roland Gerard

      Thank you! It's finally starting to warm up here, double digit weather today for the first time in a while.

      about 1 day ago
    • Vladimir Petrov
      Vladimir Petrov

      Another quality video. Thanks Nile

      about 9 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Vladimir Petrov

      Glad you liked this one, thanks!

      about 7 days ago
    • 93455Driver
      93455Driver

      Just like the look of the lighter G70 more than the Stinger, even though it will cost.

      about 9 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to 93455Driver

      I'm glad Hyundai's owenership of Kia means we get unique vehicles from both companies on shared platforms, rather than badge engineered cars.

      about 7 days ago
    • James Mastroianni
      James Mastroianni

      That isn't the base trim tho, the base is just called 2.0 and then theres the premium trim then there is gt, gt 2, and gt 3

      about 9 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to James Mastroianni

      In the US sure, but here in Canada we only get three different trims, this being the entry level.

      about 9 days ago
    • A B
      A B

      ty

      about 10 days ago
    • TheMichaelRN
      TheMichaelRN

      I'd wait for the refresh and hope they get rid of hideous fake vents, it just cheapens the car. If everyone would do their research, Hyundai and Kia are run by Europeans, from designers to engineers.

      about 10 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to TheMichaelRN

      The fake vents is something we talked about when we had the GT Limited last year also. I don't know why they didn't make them real, would add to the overall design immensely.

      about 9 days ago
    • Thomas Demell
      Thomas Demell

      You know i never thought i could take kia seriously, but with a car like this, my mind has changed. Im very impressed. Theyve stepped up their game in recent years.

      about 10 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Thomas Demell

      Kia's recent lineup is looking really good. The Forte is a great little sedan with a sporty edge, the 2020 Soul gets aggressive, and the Telluride is already selling like hotcakes. The Stinger has started the revolution, and they keep pumping out hits!

      about 9 days ago
    • Audiwan Kenobi
      Audiwan Kenobi In reply to Thomas Demell

      You are many many years late....

      about 10 days ago
    • Emil Nikolov
      Emil Nikolov

      Kia will never have the sole that BMW, AUDI, and Mercedes has with 100 year history. Like I said before the only reason the Stinger is that good is because the BMW engineer From the M division went to KIA and designed the suspension and engine.

      about 10 days ago
    • Iceberg 47
      Iceberg 47 In reply to Emil Nikolov

      ..... never say never.

      about 8 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Emil Nikolov

      I haven't felt that BMW's vehicles have had a real soul since the E46 M3. I went for a quick spin in the G20 330i today, the tech is nice in it, but you're reminded very quickly that you're still in BMW's volume seller.

      about 9 days ago
    • Audiwan Kenobi
      Audiwan Kenobi In reply to Emil Nikolov

      Not a good point for soo many reasons....every auto manufacturer has had a time period where they produced vehicles that were less than its comp at some time in their history.....Hyundai/Kia has went thru that time a long time ago now.

      about 10 days ago
    • Paul M
      Paul M

      The problem comparing Kia to BMW or other premium brands, comes to dealer sales/service/care program. You still have to deal with Kia sales/service geared to sell Souls and Fortes to credit challenged customers. The premium customer wants a premium sales/service experience.

      about 10 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Paul M

      That's a great point, and a lot of the car buying experience comes down to the dealership. There are great Kia dealers out there, just like there are bad BMW dealers. Some of the largest dealers in the Toronto area for BMW are considered the worst in Canada. There's good and bad among all the manufacturers.

      about 9 days ago
    • Paul M
      Paul M

      Beautiful car and color. I probably lease but want is strong with this one.

      about 10 days ago
    • Obsessive Progressive 2310
      Obsessive Progressive 2310 In reply to Paul M

      +PRN_TestDrive gone the lease route - in the end, you've spentvthousands and own nothing.
      Better buying used - you can get a GT2 one year old for under $35,000.00 - a lot more car for less than a new base Stinger. If you can't afford it, why waste your cash?

      about 9 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Paul M

      This colour really pops, especially in person. If I needed a daily driver I'd definitely look at leasing it also.

      about 9 days ago
    • Wiseguys R Us TM
      Wiseguys R Us TM

      I’m growing impatient wiseguy. I’m not gettin’ any younger, where the hell is my LS430 video, wiseguy?

      about 10 days ago
    • Wiseguys R Us TM
      Wiseguys R Us TM In reply to Wiseguys R Us TM

      Audiwan Kenobi I’m his bodyguard. I use to be a armored car driver in the 70’s.

      about 9 days ago
    • Wiseguys R Us TM
      Wiseguys R Us TM In reply to Wiseguys R Us TM

      Audiwan Kenobi I have a bunch of the Strawberry hard candies. They are my guilty desire. I would love sharing them with this young man because he is a gentleman.

      about 9 days ago
    • Audiwan Kenobi
      Audiwan Kenobi In reply to Wiseguys R Us TM

      Nile you might have a stalker....do you need a bodyguard?

      about 9 days ago
    • Audiwan Kenobi
      Audiwan Kenobi In reply to Wiseguys R Us TM

      "Hard candies"? Tommy,what the frruck is going on in your neck of the woods?

      about 9 days ago
    • Wiseguys R Us TM
      Wiseguys R Us TM In reply to Wiseguys R Us TM

      PRN_TestDrive I can wait pal. Don’t worry. I’ll sit in my recliner patiently sucking on my hard candies slowly.

      about 9 days ago