Kia shook things up with the 2017 arrival of the Stinger premium sports sedan, and it looks to build upon this by enhancing the 2022 Stinger’s performance, features, and more. Here’s what to expect when the 2022 Kia Stinger hits showrooms.
Visually, the bulk of the 2022 Kia Stinger will carry over unchanged, but it’ll gain new standard LED headlights with revised daytime running lights, a revised taillight design, new 18- and 19-inch wheel options, and more aggressive exhaust tip. There will also be a new Scorpion Special Edition with three exclusive color options – Snow White, Aurora Black, and Ceramic Silver – a rear spoiler, blacked-out garnishes, mirrors and exhaust tips, black wheels, and carbon-fiber-patterned interior trim.
Inside, the 2022 Kia Stinger will remain mostly the same, but it’ll get a few updates. The revisions will include gloss-black and chrome details on the instrument panel, a modern stitching pattern on the GT’s door panel, a new “chain link” design Nappa leather upholstery on GT models, and ambient LED mood cabin lighting.
Under its hood, the base 2022 Stinger will get a huge upgrade that’ll push its standard 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. Those are gains of 45 hp and 51 pound-feet of torque, which will sprint this sedan to 60 mph in an estimated 5.2 seconds.
The twin-turbo V6 will also get an update to 368 hp – a 3-hp gain – but its 376 lb-ft of torque will remain the same. This will deliver an estimated 4.7-second 0-60 sprint.
All 2022 Stinger models will continue with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive or torque-vectoring all-wheel drive.
There’s no crash test data available on the 2022 Stinger, but the current model is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, thanks to “Good” scores in all crash tests and “Good” optional headlights. The 2022 Stinger will standardize most advanced safety gear, including automatic emergency braking, blind-spot crash avoidance, rear cross-traffic monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and more.
Pricing ranges from $34,135 to $53,635 (including destination fees).
Pictured: 2022 Kia Stinger