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Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
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Equipment

4.7 out of 5 4.7
  • Every trim levels gets oodles of standard kit
  • Adaptive cruise control, sat-nav and reversing camera all included
  • As is the way with Kia, no real optional extras to speak of

Standard Kia Stinger Coupe Equipment

Almost all of the Stinger’s available equipment comes as standard on the base GT-Line car, with only a select few extra pieces of kit added to higher trim levels. Equipment includes:

Optional Kia Stinger Coupe extras

Optional extras on the Kia Stinger are few and far between. However, customers of GT-Line and GT-Line S models can choose between black, grey or red leather upholstery, while GT-S cars get Nappa leather as standard.

The Stinger’s standard paint colour is Sunset Yellow, however customers can also choose from optional Pearl White, Midnight Black, Ceramic Silver, Hichroma Red and Panthera Metal shades.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the .

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Safety

4.5 out of 5 4.5
  • Anticipated five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • Four Isofix points as standard
  • Excellent range of safety kit as standard

The Kia Stinger hasn’t yet been tested by European safety regulators Euro NCAP, however it’s not expected to achieve anything less than a five-star rating when it is. Kia managed to achieve top marks when the Optima was tested back in 2015 and there’s no reason to believe the Stinger will come away with anything less.

Part of the Stinger’s safety appeal comes from the extensive range of standard equipment designed to help avoid accidents. This includes autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, driver attention warning and traffic sign recognition. GT-Line S and GT-S cars also come with blindspot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert as standard.

How many Isofix car seats can I fit in a Kia Stinger?

It shouldn’t be too much of a struggle fitting two Isofix points to the outer two rear seats thanks to wide-opening rear doors and easy-to-access tethering points.

Interior & boot space

3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • Good amount of bootspace
  • Rear headroom is tight
  • Small children in back seats may struggle to see out

Front-seat passengers will enjoy plenty of leg and head-room however it’s a different story for those sat in the back. Even on the outer rear seats headroom is tight and will likely be uncomfortable for those over six-foot tall. Legroom is reasonable so long as the front seat passengers aren’t exceptionally long in the leg.

Sadly, it’s not much better if you’re small either, as the high rear-passenger-windows make seeing out difficult for young children.

The narrow middle rear seat is clearly only suited to short journeys ideally with a smaller passenger. As with many cars of this type, the transmission tunnel running along the centre robs legroom and means that rear middle seat passengers won’t have any dedicated foot space.

Will my family fit in a Kia Stinger?

There’s no getting away from the Stinger’s size despite how light on its feet it feels to drive. However, a myriad parking aids – including a 360-degree around view monitor on GT-Line and GT-S cars – makes threading the Stinger into tight spaces easier than you’d expect.

Just watch out for the small rear window and large C-pillar blindspot which is big enough to obscure a fully-grown adult.

Will my luggage fit in a Kia Stinger?

The Stinger boasts a decent-sized boot which – although lagging behind the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback in terms of outright space – provides an easy-to-access and thoughtfully-shaped load-bay.

Standard on GT-Line S and GT-S models, the powered tailgate is a welcome addition and one which should make life easier when struggling with heavy shopping and/or young kids. There’s no real underfloor storage to speak of, except for the odd cut-out for car maintenance paraphernalia.

How much can the Kia Stinger tow?

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