Comparison - Kia Stinger Premium 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C 43 2018

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Average Price: 
39,300
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
53,400
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
17.40gals

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

There have been some changes to standard and optional equipment across the C-Class lineup, and Mercedes has simplified some options packages and stand-alone options. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available in the C-Class, too. A plug-in hybrid, the C350e, is essentially new, though it technically debuted very late in the 2017 model year.

PROS
Interior is impeccably crafted
Many available cutting-edge features
Exterior styling turns heads everywhere
Multiple high-horsepower powertrains available

CONS
Stiff standard suspension
Clumsy touchpad infotainment interface

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranked #10 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 47 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Elegant interior with high-grade materials
Refined, powerful engines

Cons
Complicated infotainment system and controls
Small rear seats
Poor predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

Very expensive and still not very large, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class nonetheless leads its luxury niche with fabulous style and fantastic power and grip.

Pros
Coupe, convertible, or sedan
A great-looking family
Powertrains range from great to GREAT
Best C-Class handling ever

Cons
Automatic-only
From $$ to $$$$
Tight rear seats
Shy on cargo space
Plug-in hybrid adds little

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 1 400rpm
384ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
255hp
at 6 200rpm
362hp
at 5 550rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
38.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
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, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
190.20in
185.00in
Width: 
73.60in
71.30in
Height: 
55.10in
56.30in
Wheel Base: 
114.40in
111.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.10
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
35.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
23.30cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.30cu.ft
12.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3792.00lbs
3759.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

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
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
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 Driver Seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Leatherette/Suede
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
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear 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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity 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
5 Total Speakers
Memory Card Slot
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0
18 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Run Flat Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

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 front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear 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
yes
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
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Gray Interior Package
Advance Driver Assistance System Package
Paint Protection Package
Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa Leather Package
Advanced Lighting Package
Designo Saddle Brown/Black Nappa Leather Package
AMG Night Package
Designo Saddle Brown/Black Nappa Leather W/AMG Performance Seats
Parking Assist Package
Multimedia Package
Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa Leather W/AMG Performance Seats
Premium Driver Assistance Package
Smartphone Integration Package
Exterior Options: 
Door Sill Applique
Puddle Lights
Mud Guards
Bumper Applique
Alloy Door Sill Plate
18" Wheel Locks
Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
19" AMG Split 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
Wheel Locks
19" AMG Multispoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Illuminated Star
LED Headlamps
AMG Exterior Carbon-Fiber Package
19" AMG Split 5-Spoke
Panorama Sunroof
19" AMG Multispoke Wheels
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
LED Logo Projectors
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat
Cargo Tray Seat Back
Carpet Floor Mats (AWD)
Head-Up Display
Burmester Surround Sound System
Rear-Side Window Sunshades
Replace Red Or Silver Seat Belts W/Black
Garmin MAP PILOT SD Card
AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
Power Rear-Window Sunshade
AMG Performance Seats
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
Air Balance Cabin Air Purification And Fragrance System
AMG Track Pace Application