Comparison - Kia Stinger Premium 2018 - vs - BMW M3 4dr 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
39,300
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
66,500
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
15.80gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The 2018 BMW M3 Is a sport sedan icon that offers track-ready performance and relatively comfortable seating for four, but it is losing its lead to a group of hungry contenders.

Pros
Superlative performance
Four (relatively) useful seats
Menacing looks
Available carbon ceramic brakes are great...

Cons
...but very expensive
Everything costs more, unless you like white and black cloth
Not fuel efficient
A somewhat digital feel

By: 
thecarconnection.com

What we really love about the M3, though, is that it retains its civility in spite of the performance upgrades. The ride quality remains comfortable thanks to adaptive dampers, the seats are supportive yet comfortable enough for long road trips, and the back seat and trunk are spacious. While there are higher-performing competitors, and more luxurious ones, few blend both traits with the fluidity of the 2018 BMW M3.

PROS
Agile handling without a penalizing ride quality
Upscale, well-equipped interior with room for four adults
Powerful brakes

CONS
Steering is less lively than in competitors
Other sport sedans sound better, go faster

By: 
edmunds.com

"The BMW M3 is a legendary name among supersaloons, but while the latest version is good, its rivals have caught up"

PROS
Practical four-door body
Aggressive looks
Fun to drive

CONS
Pricey to buy and run
No longer sounds as exciting
Some rivals are better to drive

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 1 400rpm
406ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
Horsepower: 
255hp
at 6 200rpm
425hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
40.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
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, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Control
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
190.20in
184.60in
Width: 
73.60in
73.90in
Height: 
55.10in
56.10in
Ground Clearance: 
4.70in
Wheel Base: 
114.40in
110.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
35.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
23.30cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.30cu.ft
12.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3792.00lbs
3575.00lbs

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
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Front Leg Room 42.0 in.
Front Head Room 40.3 in.
Front Shoulder Room 55.1 in.
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather/Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Head Room 37.7 in.
Rear Leg Room 35.1 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 55.1 in.

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
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
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: 
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
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(s)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0
18 X 10.0
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
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 front disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Ventilated 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: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
LED Headlamp
Cornering Lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Gray Interior Package
Advance Driver Assistance System Package
Paint Protection Package
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Package
Executive Package
Competition Package
Exterior Options: 
Door Sill Applique
Puddle Lights
Mud Guards
Bumper Applique
Alloy Door Sill Plate
18" Wheel Locks
19" M Forged Black Double-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
19" M Forged Double-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
20" M Forged Black Star-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
20" M Forged Star-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
Moonroof
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat
Cargo Tray Seat Back
Carpet Floor Mats (AWD)
Power Rear Sunshade
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Wireless Charging
Merino Leather Dashboard
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