2018 Kia Stinger vs Audi A5

2018 Kia Stinger vs Audi A5

The Takeaway: The Audi A5 has long been a measuring stick by which true grand touring vehicles are measured–but the new 2018 Kia Stinger is faster, more sophisticated, and better than you might expect, especially for the price. With an aggressive, athletic design, a larger interior, and performance that outpaces the Audi, the Kia Stinger has nearly everything you’d want from a grand coupe for nearly $10,000 less. Read on for more details about how the Stinger and the Audi compare.

Kia Stinger vs Audi A5: How Do They Perform?

The Audi A5 offers buyers one engine, a 2.0 TFSI 4-cylinder with two transmission options (automatic or manual), which provides 252 HP and 273 lb-ft of torque. You’ll get from 0 to 60 in about 5.5 seconds–decent, but not especially overwhelming especially in comparison with the Kia Stinger’s stats. The Stinger offers buyers two engine options, a 4-cylinder and a more powerful V6. With the V6, drivers get 365 HP and 376 lb. ft of torque. Stinger drivers will get from 0 to 60 a full second faster than Audi drivers, which for a performance-driven model is an impressive distinction.

Kia Stinger vs Audi A5: How Do They Look?

The Audi A5 looks like an Audi, with a distinctive metallic grille and spoked wheels and a sculpted design. The Audi is more sedate-looking than sporty, confident and mature but not exciting. The Kia Stinger also boasts a sculpted design, but with a focus on a youthful, athletic, aerodynamic look that will appeal to anyone looking for a sports car. Bold exterior colors, aggressive chrome accents, and the trademark Kia tiger-nose grille and honeycomb design makes for a car that can’t be ignored, on the road or on the driveway.

2018 Kia Stinger Exterior

Kia Stinger vs Audi A5: What’s the Ride Like?

The interior is what drivers and passengers experienced most often, and both the Audi and the Kia offer a sophisticated, luxurious interior. Both vehicles offer leather seating standard, and both vehicles offer a series of thoughtful details that will woo buyers. This decision comes down to preference. Do you prefer the Audi A5’s Digital Cockpit, which provides 12.3 inches of information just above the steering wheel, or would you rather have the aeronautical flair of a wing-like dashboard, spoked air vents, and a floating display in the Stinger? Your decision may come down to leg room, which the Stinger offers more of (42.6 in the front to the Audi’s 41.3) and the three inches less head room in the backseat of the Audi than in the front. We’re leaning toward the Stinger’s combination of extra space and smartly designed features.

2018 Kia Interior