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Old Oct 17, 2017, 04:27 PM
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El guapo - Stinger AWD tested!

I guess truly a GT...

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2018-kia-stinger-gt-33t-awd-test-review
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I'm wanting to love it. However, wheels and tires are too big - too much unsprung weight, I'd want a manual transmission option, this adjustable AWD system scares me and no mention of what the seating is in this article. Having ridden in Recaro seats for 14 years I'm spoiled.
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As tested at $52,595....


I'd much rather get an Infiniti Q50 Red Sport.
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Originally Posted by moparfan View Post
I guess truly a GT...

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2018-kia-stinger-gt-33t-awd-test-review
Fat AWD not your thing? How about a rear driver? https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2018-kia-stinger-gt-test-review

So how much power does it really put out? 420hp...more?

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https://jalopnik.com/kia-stinger-gt-stings-ford-mustang-gt-in-quarter-mile-c-1826508550

Not sure what's going on in this video, but kudos to the adman.
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Went to a dealership in LA and test drove a GT model TTV6 RWD with the LSD. I must say I was impressed. Has some weight but was very settled on the freeway. Power is available almost offline and grunts well in the mid range. No lag that I noticed.

Was strange because it felt like it pulled as hard if not harder then my stock IX RS. 8-speed shifts quick all though not a dual clutch trans. Not quirky like some dual clutch cars off the line since it uses a torque converter. Firm ride but compliant. Cornered with descent grip when accessed on public traveled roads. Good brake feel.

I am 6 ft 2 in. and headroom was restricted in a sun roof vehicle. Sans sun roof had a good hand plus clearance. Visibility out the back window is difficult. Blind spot monitor option would be a plus. Was fun driving a RWD car again. Loaded this car is 50K with AWD. Car I drove had tech pkg with LSD. MSRP was $43,445.I could have had it for ~ $35K 3 year leased $425 which isn't too bad with incentives (vet discount and KIA lease program)...... but I flaked.

I get weird about debut cars ......like Ford Focus RS .... although I am impressed on what KIA did with the Stinger debut. I really liked the car in person. Maybe next year.
This car kinda fits my sporty sedan plight that is not a euro sedan. I will just keep looking for a nice low miles 2015 > ISF
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