When I was in California this weekÂ to drive the all-new Kia Stinger, there was one key specification question that went unanswered â€“ fuel economy. Thatâ€™s because the numbers were being finalized as we sat in the press briefing.
Now we know the numbers, at least by the American standard.
For the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, the numbers are 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway/25 mpg combined for rear-wheel-drive models and 21/29/24 with all-wheel drive. For the 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6, the numbers come in at 19/25/21 for both layouts. Both engines mate to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
I ran a quick search for Canadian numbers, both via government sources and Kiaâ€™s Canadian consumer site, and it doesnâ€™t appear the Canadian numbers are confirmed yet.
The final numbers seem about right, considering the turbo four-cylinder makes 255 horsepower and the twin-turbo V6 makes 365 hp. The four looks like a good choice for highway commuting while the V6 doesnâ€™t pay too high a price for having a greater level of performance.
Thereâ€™s still one more piece of the specs puzzle to fall into place, and thatâ€™s the model’s crash-test ratings. The Stinger hasnâ€™t yet been tested.
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