How Many Gas Pumps Can a Stinger Pass? Kia Releases EPA Info

2018 Kia Stinger GT

When I was in California this week to drive the all-new Kia Stinger, there was one key specification question that went unanswered – fuel economy. That’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 Kia’s Canadian consumer site, and it doesn’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 doesn’t pay too high a price for having a greater level of performance.

There’s still one more piece of the specs puzzle to fall into place, and that’s the model’s crash-test ratings. The Stinger hasn’t yet been tested.

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