Kia Stinger Promises to Make the Drive Supercharged!

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Cadenza, Kia Concepts, Kia K900, Kia Stinger on Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 9:51 pm
2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2017 Kia Cadenza vs. 2017 Kia K900 Naples FL

2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2017 Kia K900 vs. 2017 Kia Cadenza Engines

We’re absolutely buzzing with the news of Kia’s upcoming 2018 Stinger GT sports car, which was revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 8.

Sure, we’ve had plenty of thrills before, like when Blake Griffin did ads for the Kia Optima, or when LeBron James represented the luxury sedan, the Kia K900.  And the 2017 Kia Cadenza is redesigned and fashion-forward, yet with a beating heart that is pure performance.  But the 2018 Stinger is an all-new concept for Kia in the U.S., a GT (Gran Turismo) car that not only can win races but has the roominess to handle a long drive equally well.

Read on and we’ll give you some specs of the upcoming 2018 Stinger, when it will be available, and how its performance levels compare with two other Kia sedans, the 2017 K900 and the 2017 Cadenza.

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Release Details: 2018 Kia Stinger

While the 2018 Stinger is not on lots as of yet – the engineers are working out the final details – it is expected to be on lots in late 2017.

We look forward for the chance to stock this mighty warrior of the road at Airport Kia of Naples, Florida!  What makes us unique is we also carry the Kia K900, which not many dealers receive into stock, as well as the redesigned 2017 Kia Cadenza.  We’ll compare the three below.

2018 Kia Stinger GT: Features, Specs

Auto aficionados everywhere will soon feel the sting – in a good way – from Kia’s latest masterpiece, which promises to be the sportiest Kia model yet!

Let’s see how it stacks up with other top-performing Kia cars:

Engine Specs
Release Date
2018 Kia Stinger
3.3L turbo V6 w/365 HP; 2.0L turbo w/255 HP
Gran Turismo (GT) model: Spacious and comfy, yet high-octane
Late 2017
2017 Kia K900
5.0L V8 w/420 HP; 3.8L V6 w/311 HP
Luxury sedan with next-level tech, comfort
First quarter 2017
2017 Kia Cadenza
3.3L V6 w/290 HP
Premium sedan with top-notch audio, redesigned exterior
Fourth quarter 2016

Test Drive a 2017 Kia Cadenza!

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2017 Cadenza vs. Stinger and K900 Airport Kia Naples FL
2017 Kia K900 vs. 2018 Stinger and 2017 Cadenza Airport Kia Fort Myers FL

More Details about the 2018 Stinger’s Engines

2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2017 Cadenza and K900 Airport Kia

While these numbers are not finalized, these are estimates which might change a bit before the 2018 Kia Stinger sees dealer lots.  And now, the two new powertrains for the 2018 Stinger:

V6 engine:

  • 3.3-liter twin-turbo Lambda II engine
  • 365 horsepower at 6,000 RPM
  • Top speed: 167 MPH
  • Takes 5.1 seconds to reach 62 MPH


  • Lightweight 2.0-liter turbocharged Theta II engine
  • 255 horsepower at 6,200 RPM

Note: These engine capabilities are estimated as of January 2017.

Find a Stylish, Speedy Sedan at Airport Kia

If you’d like to see what the excitement about the redesigned 2017 Cadenza, the Kia K900 or the Kia Stinger is all about, then we would love to see you at Airport Kia, 3325 Westview Drive in Naples, FL.  We can answer questions about our inventory, which includes the full Kia line, and set you up with a test drive of your favorite model!

We also serve the Fort Myers and Cape Coral areas, as well as Bonita Springs and Marco Island.  For more information please call us at (877) 747-2059 or come see us in person to see our inventory.

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