The 2022 Kia Stinger high-performance sport sedan evolves with more of everything. “We’ve added a lot of content,” Paul Fisher, Stinger’s product planning manager, told media during a March 2021 Zoom webinar with the Automotive Press Association. The zesty rear wheel drive four-door sedan now provides a slew of standard advanced driver assistance systems. ADAS technologies include blind spot collision avoidance assist, highway driving assist, lane following assist, and safe exit warning. New-for-2022 interior updates include a 4.2-inch or a 7-inch cluster screen, a 10.25-inch touchscreen display with navigation, and a frameless rearview mirror. The latest exterior and power revisions to the sedan — introduced in the 2018 model year — include a new Kia logo on the front-end and a stronger base engine under the hood.
The new 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine outperforms the 2021 Stinger’s 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. With its maximum 300 horsepower (45 horsepower increase versus the current engine) and 311 lb-ft of torque, the 2022 Stinger’s 2.5-liter 4-cylinder joins the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 that releases 368 horsepower. (The 6-cylinder is the highest output turbocharged engine in its class.) That V6 is paired with a new, standard electronic variable exhaust valve, providing a throaty-sporty roar. Stinger is available with all wheel drive. Russell Wager, Kia Motors America’s vice president of marketing, said the Stinger is “a great road trip vehicle.” Watch this website for a future KJB Syndicate review of the 2022 Kia Stinger.