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2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Kia Stinger

Black 2018 Kia Optima and red 2018 Kia Stinger side by side

When drivers decide to search for a new Kia vehicle, they are welcomed with a wide variety of choices to match their style perfectly. Especially with new models coming out in recent years, the options get even sweeter. For fans of sedans, we wanted to take a look at two of the most popular Kia models and share some of the key differences between the 2018 Kia Optima vs the 2018 Kia Stinger.

It's hard to compete against a sedan that offers great performance, convenience and technology for a great price like the 2018 Kia Optima. In fact, the standard Optima model offers an incredible fuel-efficient drive, as the sedan is able to offer a fuel economy rating of 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg with the standard model. Efficiency can even be further improved with the Optima LX 1.6T model, as this sedan offers 28 city/37 highway/31 combined mpg.

2018 Kia Optima


2018 Kia Stinger

$22,600 Starting MSRP $31,900
185 Standard Horsepower 255
29 Standard MPG 25
15.9 cu.ft Cargo Space 23.3 cu.ft

Engine Options for the 2018 Kia Stinger

One of the things that impresses drivers most about the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger is the sport sedan's impressive power. In fact, the standard Stinger model comes equipped with the powerful 2.0-liter I-4 Turbo GDI engine that provides 255 horsepower and 260 lb.ft of torque. However, the upgraded GT, GT1 and GT2 models each come with an even more impressive 3.3-liter V6 Twin Turbo GDI engine. This model allows for a whopping 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque.

If you would like to learn more about the differences between the 2018 Kia Optima vs the 2018 Kia Stinger, be sure to contact us at Hutchinson Kia. You can also get behind the wheel of either the new Optima or new Stinger today by stopping into our dealership. We’d be more than happy to help you in any way we can.