Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • 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.

  • 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?

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
  • 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.