Mustang GT vs Kia Stinger GT

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True. I don't know how the Stinger GT got all caught up in this "vs. Mustang" thing. Seems one or two rogue reviewers did a comparo, and voilà, they're competitors! lol

For in-depth reviews, I skip the juvenile antics of many and go directly to C&D, MT, R&T and MW.

They generally agree the Stinger GT is a great Grand Touring sedan, but doesn't cut into M3/Audi S series cars for true sports sedan handling. But those cars easily cost 15k more than my Stinger GT, so I'm alright with that.
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(still miss the growl of my V8 powered Stangs, but heh, you can't have everything!)





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History will prove whether or not this KIA will have the recognition of the Mustang.
I think in a few short years it will be another forgotten blip in automotive history with a resale value to match.
 

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If the Stinger gets the new 3.5 TTV6 on the horizon, it will be even more formidable.
 

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History will prove whether or not this KIA will have the recognition of the Mustang.
I think in a few short years it will be another forgotten blip in automotive history with a resale value to match.
Hopefully Kia keeps making them for many years and they get more and more of a positive reputation over time. The world needs more sports cars in my opinion.
 

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I am now the owner of a 2019 Stinger Gt1 AWD as my daily and I have to say it is worlds better than my 2016 Mustang GT for everyday driving. I personally feel that from a dig I could wipe my Mustang but over any kind of distance or a roll race or curvy road and the Mustang would destroy the Kia. The Kia rides great and has one of the better factory stereos I have ever heard. I really like the tech compared to my Mustang but again this car is a few years newer and a 2020 Mustang with the digital dash would be close to it tech wise. As much as I love this car....it still doesn't bring out the feeling in my soul when I drive it like when I drive the mustang. There is nothing like rolling down the windows and letting the V8 roar.
 

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Well I have the best of both worlds. I have a 2012 Lincoln MKS twin turbo 450 hp all wheel drive that would destroy my 727 Mustang off the line but that`s where it would end. At least they are both fords. As a daily driver the Lincoln has a 12 speaker THX system that sounds so good. To bad the engine does not sound that good but its a fun car at a light. No one sees it coming but they get to see it going. LOL
 

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When I was upgrading from my V6 Mustang I was heavily torn between a Stinger GT and Mustang GT. I did not want to spend over like 37k, which would mean I could only buy a Stinger GT, not GT1/GT2 brand new.

The Stinger had some major things that annoyed me. #1, the start/stop system. #2, no remote start. #3, cooled seats not on base GT. #4, car didn't start in Sport if you turned it off in sport.
 

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... I did not want to spend over like 37k, which would mean I could only buy a Stinger GT, not GT1/GT2 brand new ... The Stinger had some major things that annoyed me. #1, the start/stop system. #2, no remote start. #3, cooled seats not on base GT. #4, car didn't start in Sport if you turned it off in sport.
I get that. My 16 GT cost 36k, but I was looking for a car that a) had Winter capability b) was a fast as the Mustang c) looked great. I previously owned a 14 Taurus SHO and 17 Fusion Sport (both AWD) but they only met the first criteria.

I realized I'd only be satisfied with a Stinger GT AWD so I got a base for 43k. Sure, it will take me a little longer to pay back. But at least it has a 10 yr/100k Powertrain Warranty and pony car owners still let me hang with them. :-)
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Drove a Stinger GT2 last night, the rear-drive-only edition. Holy smokes is that a fast car. Now THAT is a motor (and trans programming) that belongs in the Mustang. Come on Ford get real and shove at the least the 2.7EB into the car and beat the A10 programming team over the head with clubs till they learn how to program a damn transmission.

The suspension was beautiful. Ford engineers really are a bunch of wankers.
 

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Drove a Stinger GT2 last night, the rear-drive-only edition. Holy smokes is that a fast car. Now THAT is a motor (and trans programming) that belongs in the Mustang. Come on Ford get real and shove at the least the 2.7EB into the car and beat the A10 programming team over the head with clubs till they learn how to program a damn transmission.

The suspension was beautiful. Ford engineers really are a bunch of wankers.
The transmission learns from your driving, soooooo...
 

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With the arrival of my daughter and living in Canada I've decided to sell my mustang and get something with 4 doors and AWD. Any thoughts on the Kia Stinger? Looks like a good deal, especially here in Canada
F150 with the 3.5, you'll be glad you did it. It'll last forever, will never rust, get's about the same mpgs.
 

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F150 with the 3.5, you'll be glad you did it. It'll last forever, will never rust, get's about the same mpgs.
will carry 4/5 adults without so much as a banged shin, a full set of tires, 2 drums of fuel, a pop-up awning AND haul the Mustang to the track. Empty my 3.5EB manages 23mpg in TOW mode - which is the best of the drive modes IMO as it keeps the engine spinning ready to make power in an instant. My EB2.3 Mustang only manages 24MPG but I do drive it a touch harder.
 

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About a week ago I ended up next to a Stinger GT at a stop light. Despite the horrible traction in the cooler temps, I managed to stay within a fender through 1st and pulled away easily in 2nd still spinning.
Shifted into 3rd and let up, but if this was a full 1/4 mile I’d continue pulling away.
Nice car nonetheless
 

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Maybe I'm prejudiced, but I'd buy a used BMW or Audi over a new Stinger.
 

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