Comparison - Audi RS 3 Quattro 2018 - vs - Kia Stinger Premium 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
54,900
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
39,300
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Audi RS 3 is a high-performance variant of the A3 and S3 sedans. It is available in a single trim level and is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine (400 hp, 354 lb-ft). A seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels.

PROS
Potent acceleration and heaps of traction
Well-trimmed cabin
Enough practicality to serve everyday use

CONS
Ride quality might be too firm for casual drivers
Snug back seat and small cargo area

By: 
edmunds.com

Overall, an excellent car, even considering the high price given the size. It has a well-rounded set of features, and when performance is taken into account, some would even argue that it is good value for money. Definitely well worth a drive!

pros
Excellent power and performance;
Five-cylinder exhaust sound is unique;
Interior fit and finish typical high Audi quality;
Chuckability around tight roads;
Sharp looks both inside and out

Cons
Turbo lag (which may be a pro for some!);
Transmission logic in Comfort mode;
Software bugs in engine and transmission control units;
Lack of electric seat adjustability;
No puddle lights

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Pros
Outrageous speed
Fantastic grip
High-quality interior

Cons
Very expensive
Alternatives have bigger boots
Thirsty engine

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2018 Kia Stinger ranked #1 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Kia Stinger has a score of 9.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Dynamic handling
Eager turbocharged engines
Feature-rich, straightforward infotainment system
Outstanding warranty and predicted reliability ratings
Large cargo area

Cons
So-so fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Rough-edged limit handling,
lacks luxury-level finish,
on the loud side.

Cons
Not a luxury car but an awfully quick approximation of one.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Kia Stinger is an all-new model.As stylish as the latest Kias have become, they typically haven't had the performance and handling to match. That all changes with the all-new Kia Stinger.

PROS
Sporty and graceful appearance stands out
Entertaining levels of performance
Refined interior with hatchback utility
Generous warranty coverage

CONS
Ride quality can get a little jittery at times
Limited space for rear-seat passengers

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
20
16
Cylinders: 
5
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
354ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
260ft-lbs
at 1 400rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 7 000rpm
255hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Igniton
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
190.20in
Width: 
73.60in
Height: 
55.10in
Wheel Base: 
114.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
23.30cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.30cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3792.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Memory Card Slot
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
180 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input
15 Total Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
2 Subwoofer(S)
720 Watts Stereo Output
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
no
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assistance Package
Dynamic Plus Package
Dynamic Package
Technology Package
Black Optic Package
RS Design Package
Gray Interior Package
Advance Driver Assistance System Package
Paint Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Carbon Fiber Caps
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Door Sill Applique
Puddle Lights
Mud Guards
Bumper Applique
Alloy Door Sill Plate
18" Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
Leatherette Covered Door Armrest And Alcantara Kneepads W/Rock Gray Stitching
Audi First Aid Kit
Leather Care Kit
USB Cables
Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat
Cargo Tray Seat Back
Carpet Floor Mats (AWD)