Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

The Parkers Verdict

Kia has shown admirable ambition building the Stinger – a car which, while flawed, makes a good alternative to the large premium hatchback stalwarts. We haven’t driven the lower-powered petrol or diesel versions yet (both of which could have a pronounced effect on the Stinger’s rating) plus we’re yet to see how the cheaper cash price over its rivals translates into personal finance deals.

If Kia can put in a good showing on both fronts, the Stinger may well become a surprisingly common sight on UK roads.

Kia Stinger GT-S rear

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