2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Dodge Charger

side by side images of the 2018 Kia Stinger and 2018 Dodge Charger

When it comes to four-door vehicles that offer premium comfort and performance, drivers are often stuck between a rock and a hard place. Finding a model with the performance they crave, at a price they need, with the right features, can be a hassle and borderline impossible. In this 2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Dodge Charger comparison, we are looking at two attractive four-door models that can bring the heat when it comes to performance sensibilities.

The attractive 2018 Kia Stinger is all-new for this model year, and it brings luxury sensibilities and gutsy powertrains to the road. It has a slightly higher starting price than the base 2018 Dodge Charger, but it delivers plenty of luxury advantages. Leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, and dual-zone automatic climate control come standard even on the base Stinger model, while the base 2018 Charger offers cloth upholstery, 17-inch wheels, and manual temperature controls.

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2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Dodge Charger
$31,900 Starting MSRP $28,995
Midsize fastback Body Style Midsize sedan
40.9 cubic feet Cargo Capacity 16.1 cubic feet
Leather Standard Upholstery Cloth

Interior and Performance Advantages of the 2018 Kia Stinger

The 2018 Kia Stinger is classified as a midsize luxury fastback, which means that if offers space and quality advantages over the 2018 Dodge Charger. While the 2018 Charger has a trunk with 16.1 cubic feet for cargo (which is impressive for a midsize sedan), the hatchback design of the 2018 Kia Stinger means that drivers can fit up to 23.3 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seats, which expands out to 40.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

The base 2018 Kia Stinger comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Moving up to the elite Stinger GT model, drivers will be able to enjoy 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque thanks to a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6. The base engine on the 2018 Dodge Charger is rated for 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque, though several V-8 options are available.

In this 2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Dodge Charger comparison, we like the luxury touches and the practicality of the four-door Stinger. To learn more, or even test drive this new fastback from Kia, contact a representative at Team Gunther Kia in Daphne AL.


side view of a red 2018 Kia Stinger
rear view of the 2018 Kia Stinger
turbocharged 2018 Kia Stinger engine in the car
2018 Kia Stinger steering wheel and UVO system