Compared to options like the Cadillac CT4-V, Alfa Romeo Giulia, and the Audi RS 3, the Kia Stinger is one of the more affordable sports sedans. However, you may wonder how much you’ll save if you go for the fully loaded top trim instead of the alternatives listed above and whether it’s worth it. Below is a summary of how much a fully loaded 2023 Kia Stinger GT2 costs, but first, here are the standard inclusions in the trim.
2023 Kia Stinger GT2 overview
The 2023 Kia Stinger GT2 is available for a $51,790 starting price with $1,105 in delivery charges. Consequently, the total price of getting the car to your driveway is $52,895 without any extras. This package includes a sunroof, 19-inch alloy wheels fitted with Brembo brakes, an electronically controlled suspension system, and LED projector headlights.
Under the Stinger GT2’s hood is a 3.3L V6 outputting 368 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. It’s also like the 2022 version, which according to Car and Driver, featured an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive is standard, although AWD is also an option for buyers who desire extra traction.
Inside the car, you find Nappa leather upholstery, features like heated seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, and a premium audio system. There’s also a host of convenience, safety, and driver-assist technologies like automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection, wireless charging, Apple CarPlay, etc.
According to Kia‘s build calculator, total costs for the fully loaded GT2 amount to $54,955. Examples of optional extras in the package include puddle lights, wheel locks, mudguards, and paint protection.
Add-ons, packages, and options that you might have to pay extra for
As mentioned above, all-wheel drive isn’t standard with the 2023 Kia Stinger GT2, and you can only get it by adding $2,200 to the purchase price. That said, it’s worth noting that this will reduce the vehicle’s overall top speed. Additionally, there’s the GT2 Grand Tourer special edition package. This adds another $1,000 to the cost.
Panthera Metal is the only free exterior color option for the special edition package. Buyers can also get Ceramic Silver and HiChroma Red for an extra $495. This package also limits interior color options to black leather with suede accents.
Speaking of the interior, if you don’t go for the Grand Tourer package, you’ll have three Nappa leather color options to choose from. These include black, beige, and red, although the red comes at an extra $295. Ultimately, if you decide to have AWD and the Grand Tourer special edition package in your purchase, Kia’s build calculator lists the total cost at $57,995.
How the Kia Stinger GT2 compare to the less sporty GT-Line trim
Of course, the most significant difference between the two trims is the cost, with the Kia Stinger GT-Line trim starting at $36,590, according to Kia. At this price, you only get 18-inch alloy wheels. While the sunroof is available, it isn’t standard like in the higher trim.
Buyers also get a smaller 2.5L four-cylinder engine putting out 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. This is still plenty of power, especially for a daily driver. The drivetrain and transmission options are similar for both Kia Stinger trims and include rear-wheel drive with optional AWD and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
In the GT-Line’s interior, you get a bigger screen at 10.25 inches with leather seats available in black, beige, and red. Other minor interior differences include the fact that there’s no heads-up display, no memory driver’s seat, and you’ll need to pay $2,300 extra to get premium sound.