- the 2022 kia stinger will be more expensive than before and have a new base engine.
- a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four is now standard equipment for the u.s. model.
- pricing starts at $37,125 and ranges up to $54,535 for a loaded v-6 awd model.
the 2022 kia stinger will soon arrive in the u.s. with a new base engine, revised styling, and a higher starting price. the updated hatchback starts at $37,125 for the gt-line model, a $3000 increase over last year's base price. you'll get more for your money, though, as the 2022 stinger has a more powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four with 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque, increases of 45 hp and 61 pound-feet over the previous 2.0-liter engine.
according to the epa website, the bigger turbo-four even gets better fuel economy than before, with the highway rating for the rear-wheel-drive gt-line rising from 29 mpg to 32 mpg. an eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and all-wheel drive is a $2200 option for all versions of the stinger.
the stinger's upgrade engine remains a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter v-6, which has slightly more power than last year's model. it now makes 368 horsepower (an increase of 3 hp) and the same 376 pound-feet of torque. the v-6 stinger starts at $44,735 for the gt1 trim, which is $1800 less than last year's gt1 model. the cheaper (and less well-equipped) v-6–powered base gt model is no more. the loaded gt2 starts at $52,335, a $900 increase from last year.
kia has yet to reveal photos of the u.s.-spec stinger, but we don't expect it to look much different than the global version seen here. there is a new color option called ascot green that we're curious to see, and the gt-line comes standard with 18-inch wheels with the gt1 and gt2 coming with 19-inchers.
look for more details on the 2022 stinger to come soon, as it's likely to reach u.s. dealerships within the next few months.