2022 Kia Stinger More Expensive Than Genesis G70

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The 2022 Kia Stinger will get a number of important changes but at a rather hefty cost. According to a recent Kia order guide, the sporty car's base pricing will increase by up to $3,000 with the addition of a 2.5L turbo and updates both inside and out. At the entry-level, it will be more expensive than a Genesis G70.

To start, the Stinger GT-Line will cost $37,135. That's based on an MSRP of $36,090 plus a destination charge of $1,045. At that price, the Stinger will be $3,000 more expensive than the previous year's price of $34,135. Based on our analysis, the new Stinger will cost $110 more than a 2021 Genesis G70 ($37,025).

That said, there will be some pretty big changes. First, the Stinger will ditch the current 255-hp 2.0T base engine in favor of a 2.5T mill making 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. For reference, the G70 comes with a 2.0T engine rated at 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Stinger will also gain a number of upscale features.

Exterior updates include new LED headlights, a new full-width taillight design, new 18" and 19" wheel designs, and restyled lower rear fascia that will house larger exhaust finishers. Inside, it'll get a 4.2" digital gauge cluster and 10.25" widescreen infotainment screen, plus revised Nappa leather seats in the GT2 trim.

At the top of the range, the Stinger GT2 will reach a whopping $54,535, $900 more than the previous year. It'll come with a 3.3T engine rated at 368 hp with 376 lb-ft of torque. That's nearly identical to the current car's 365 hp and 376 lb-ft rating. However, a new special edition package is set to push pricing to nearly $56,000.

The as-yet-unnamed package for the GT2 will cost $1,295 and add a rear spoiler, black badging and fender trim, unique black wheels, dark exhaust tips, and carbon-fiber interior trim. With the package, the car could be more expensive than an all-wheel-drive Audi A5 Sportback with Prestige Package (MSRP $53,445).

The changes could help better differentiate the Stinger from the G70 in terms of features and performance. That said, it's too early to compare prices with the redesigned 2022 G70, which has not gone on sale yet. While the G70's current engines will carry over, it will feature a more modern look akin to the larger G80.

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, Senior Pricing Analyst

As CarsDirect’s resident pricing analyst, Alex offers must-know analysis of pricing & incentives to those looking to buy or lease a car. His consumer-oriented coverage of the latest trends and breaking news has been featured in publications such as Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Autoblog.

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