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Kia Stinger Earns Top Honor from MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Awards

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The Kia Stinger, which is revitalizing the sport sedan segment and has gained favorable attention and awards since its release last year, just earned MotorWeek’s most prestigious honor “Best of the Year” as well as “Best Sport Sedan” in its 36th annual Drivers’ Choice Awards.


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“Our annual Drivers’ Choice Awards look at vehicles from a buyer’s point of view.  We are aware of trends and innovations, and they play a large part in our selection process,” said MotorWeek host, John Davis.  “We also understand that consumers want value and reliability and that’s where we believe the Kia Stinger hits the sweet spot.  It’s practical, great to look at, and can be a performance car or an everyday driver, depending on who’s behind the wheel.  Our aim is to produce a list of winners that makes sense, and can be used as a practical guide for car shopping.”

According to Kia, the editorial staff of MotorWeek determined the winners on several categories including dollar value, fuel efficiency, driving dynamics, technology, performance, and practicality. A total of 150 sport utility vehicles, trucks, and cars were reviewed by the staff.


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The 2018 Kia Stinger is engineered as a true gran turismo, delivering drivers remarkable power, capability, and style.

The 2018 Kia Stinger is available at five trims: Stinger, Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2. The Stinger and Premium trims are equipped with a twin scroll turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which generates 255 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The GT, GT1, and GT2 trims are equipped with a twin turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine, which generates 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to Kia-engineered eight-speed automatic transmission.

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