Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Good amount of bootspace
  • Rear headroom is tight
  • Small children in back seats may struggle to see out

How much space is there?

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 for those over 5’9”, who’ll use the sloping roof as a headrest, and while there’s a good amount of leg room, there’s no space for feet under the front seats in order for you to stretch out.

The rear side windows are also quite high, meaning young kids will likely have a hard time seeing out.

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.

Boot space and storage

The Stinger boasts a decent-sized boot which boasts a nice, wide load bay and an impressive boot capacity of 406 litres. Although this lags behind the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback in terms of outright space, the Stinger provides easy access and a powered tailgate with gesture control.
There’s no real underfloor storage to speak of, except for the odd cut-out for car maintenance paraphernalia.

Those in the back seats get storage nets on the front seat backs, cupholders integrated into the centre armrest and small door bins that can accommodate a drinks bottle. You can watch what other storage options the Stinger provides below:

Is it easy to park?

There’s no getting away from the Stinger’s size despite how light on its feet it feels to drive. However, front and rear parking sensors, as well as a camera system and 360-degree around view monitor makes threading the Stinger into tight spaces easier than you’d expect.

Just watch out for the small rear window and chunky rear pillars which is big enough to obscure a fully-grown adult.

Safety

  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • Four Isofix points as standard
  • Excellent range of safety kit as standard

The Kia Stinger was tested by safety regulators Euro NCAP at the end of 2017 and achieved a full five-star rating. 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.

Basic equipment

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

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

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

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Electric sunroof

Blue Edition equipment

Blue Edition standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
Blue Edition optional equipment
None available

GT S equipment

GT S standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
GT S optional equipment
None available

GT-Line equipment

GT-Line standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
GT-Line optional equipment
None available

GT-Line S equipment

GT-Line S standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
GT-Line S optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Kia Stinger Coupe was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 81%
Vulnerable Road Users: 78%
Safety Assist: 82%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.