2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 Buick LaCrosse

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The newest car in Kia's lineup is the strongest and fastest car ever made by the company. Yes, the all-new Stinger boasts better engine specs than any other Kia vehicle. It also comes with a fresh style that is as modern as anything we have seen. The roar of the Stinger is truly breathtaking, but how does it compare to others in its class?

A good way to measure a car's prestige is by comparing it to similar models. In this case, we are putting the Stinger up against the Buick LaCrosse, a very formidable competitor. Both cars are similar in size, but which one comes ahead under the hood? Keep reading to see the results of our research.

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2018 Kia Stinger base Vs. 2018 Buick LaCrosse base
$31,900 Starting MSRP $29,565
255 horsepower, 2.0-L I4 Base engine 194 horsepower, 2.5-L I4
Rear-wheel-drive Drivetrain Front-wheel-drive
Available Blind spot monitoring system Not available

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Though the Stinger comes in at a higher price, that is partly due to its much more powerful engine. In fact, the Stinger comes in two different GT trim lines that have even stronger engine options. The GT1 and GT2 come with a 3.3-liter V6 that is powered by a whopping 365 horses.

The Stinger is more than what's under the hood. Though its engine is more than impressive, it also comes with plenty of features to keep you entertained and happy in the cabin. Every Stinger comes with a UVO touchscreen display that comes available with a voice command navigation system. Some other standard features include Bluetooth technology with voice recognition, a rear-camera display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a parking distance warning. Available features include smart cruise control, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and Harman/Kardon QuantumLogic premium surround sound.

Come check out the new Stinger for yourself. Schedule a test drive online or give us a call. We will happily get you set up with everything you need. Call us or stop by soon!


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