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Kia Stinger 2018 in-depth review - better than a BMW or Audi? | carwow Reviews

Published on Jan 26, 2018 1,251,326 views

The Kia Stinger: a car that takes the Korean brand away from the sensible and affordable, and against some genuine performance cars. This top spec GT model gets a 3.3-litre turbo V6 engine which places it very much in Audi S5 Sportback and BMW 440i Gran Coupe territory. So can it compete against the premium rivals? Find out in my full, in-depth review.

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Comments
  • MatWatsonCars
    MatWatsonCars Год назад Hi Mat Watson here. To all you doubters of my integrity I've done a short video wobbling some other cars' centre consoles to see if they flex as bad as the Stinger's https://youtu.be/MCgZYhX9QnM
  • ahbrian A
    ahbrian A Год назад (изменено) MatWatsonCars :: look at his fake motions. He looks like he trying to shaking center console but look at his hands and fingers. Not even pressed! It is shame on him he even made this video, you should just say sorry. People make mistakes.
  • Henrik
    Henrik Год назад He´s pressing with his palms, he would not get enough pressure if he pushed with his fingers.
  • Paulo Almeida
    Paulo Almeida Год назад Well done Mat ! It's hard to some kia lovers to swallow the truth ... let them choke with your video proof
  • Pedro
    Pedro Год назад Paulo show us ur Ferrari F12 u loser.
  • Raizal Mohammad
    Raizal Mohammad Год назад My 2003 Toyota Yaris will outlast any German made cars,.... 15 years....almost ZERO problems,...!!! My other car is A Toyota...
  • John Sullivan
    John Sullivan Год назад (изменено) RAIZAL MOHAMMAD: Only poor people in third world countries stay 15 years with the same car, normal people exchange cars every 3 to 5 years. Never the less, there are MANY VW, Mercedes and BMW with more than 1000000 km and more than 2 decades still on the roads, there are Mercedes 190D with more them 2 MILION km still going strong, as a matter of fact there are Merdeces , Porches, VW on the road from even before Toyota was born ! So get some education and some knowledge about the automobile industry before saying bullshit !
  • Immanuel O.
    Immanuel O. Год назад MatWatsonCars you should respond to Danny Lim's comment
  • 1969cmp
    1969cmp Год назад It would be interesting to walk into a Kia dealer and see if any other Stingers do the 'wobble'. Matt, did you get any feedback from Kia about the wobble, assuming you told them?
  • MatWatsonCars
    MatWatsonCars Год назад 1969cmp wait for my Stonic review.... Just saying
  • Antoine Edicó
    Antoine Edicó Год назад (изменено) John Sullivan my dad is a general manager at a very big company..he is damn rich,but he likes to live like a normal people....and he's still using a 2002 hyundai....so how about that?
  • schmill2
    schmill2 Год назад So John Sullivan, anyone that does not replace their vehicle every 3 - 5 years is not normal & lives in a third world country? I only replace my car when it is absolutely f**ked, beyond economical repair. As a result, at over 50yrs old now, I have only owned 5 cars in my lifetime & I work in the automotive industry. Some of us abnormal folk prefer to spend money on other things rather than pouring money down the drain for the latest model!
  • mev202
    mev202 Год назад (изменено) https://youtu.be/53GRJO9OUvI skip to 2 mins and surprise, no wobble.
  • John Sullivan
    John Sullivan Год назад schmill2: And some of us folk DO SPEND money ON CARS and on OTHER things at the same time! The main difference is that you have to choose WHERE to spend your money and we can choose WHEN to spend it ... where does not matter ;)
  • John Sullivan
    John Sullivan Год назад mev202: Well, at 2 mins IT DOES WOBBLE !!! As someone already said, ARE YOU BLINDED BY YOUR "FANBOYISM"
  • Antonio Silva
    Antonio Silva Год назад (изменено) Dear schmill2, so what can a guy that has been driving a Toyota Yaris for the LAST 15 YEARS can offer to this debate ? Better yet, what can you offer to this debate ? Do you drive a Kia ?
  • ovp66223
    ovp66223 Год назад (изменено) Actually, only poor people get a new car every 3 to 5 years. That's what makes them poor...the constant, life-long car payments. I own a 2003 Accord and my last payment was 2008, 10 years ago. That is over $50,400 I have NOT been spending based on new car payments in 2003 (420/mnth). Based on more current prices, that's well over $70,000 I have saved, which makes me richer than the poor, sad fools in constant need of a new(er) car. It's to compensate for something missing in their lives or lack of self-esteem, I get it. I guess if you're wealthy enough to simply pull out stacks of $100s and set them on fire, then by all means give stacks of $100s away every year for a new car that you think makes you more important, but in reality, no one (other than the buyer) cares about a new car more than a few seconds. When you show off a new car, you get a "nice" and "that's cool" response and then it's over. I don't think that's worth a perpetual $550 or $750 car payment every month. I will be getting a new car soon, and I will have that for AT LEAST 10 years, barring some unforseen lemon or accident.
  • Antonio Silva
    Antonio Silva Год назад ovp66223, your mind just cant consive that a LOT of people do not need to make "car payments", they just go to the stand and pay in full ! Your comment only serves to prove that you are poor economically and poor minded !
  • Paulo Almeida
    Paulo Almeida Год назад Dear ovp66223: No wonder that you can't grab the concept, your mind is formatted in a "poor man's" fashion, does it ever occur to you that not every one needs to make monthly payments on a car ? Does it ever occur to you that a lot of people do buy 100000 euros/USD cars and pay in full ? Does it ever occur to you that a lot of people have 2, 3 and even 4 cars on their garages and do not make a simple monthly payment for them? All you lame excuses are typical from jealousy ... lack of self-esteem ? LOL ... GET A LIFE, cause you sure are not having one !
  • schmill2
    schmill2 Год назад Describe "other things" . What do other things look like in the first or second world? ;-)
  • ohseyu
    ohseyu Год назад Dear Mat, thanks for your reviews. Actually I'm enjoying your reviews. In your review, you compared Stinger with Audi A5 sedan, but this time, you are comparing with SUVs. For me, SUVs that you brought have different structure or style of center console. Would you compare Stinger with Audi A5 or other sedan style cars which have same style of center console, one more time? I'm wondering the result might be the same.
  • Talal Abdulaziz
    Talal Abdulaziz Год назад Third world countries based on your stupid categories, yeah let me see how many Bugatti Chiron / LA FERRARI you have in your region stupid !, Even RR makes Saudi Wraith or what ever. Even stupid Trump before he become the US president was thinking to stop working with middle-east countries but when he won the election immediately changed his opinion .
  • Talal Abdulaziz
    Talal Abdulaziz Год назад A person who judge by the appearance of others will never live right and happy !. Thank you sir for your replay, it was very kind, I wish you have another 50-100 years a happy man ! Sincerely Talal from a third country based on John's Sulivan perspective !!!
  • Dicky Knees
    Dicky Knees Год назад Why bother trying to wobble centre consoles in the first place. Nobody does. Does,not prove anything worthwhile.
  • Ron Khumalo
    Ron Khumalo Год назад MatWatsonCars you are a champion. Best car review videos I have seen in a long time. Keep up the awesome work.
  • ovp66223
    ovp66223 Год назад Oh, I get that, and I said as much. If you have tons of money and can't find anything better to spend it on, then why not a new car every 3 or 5 years. Makes sense. I am talking about the millions of of U.S. citizens that find themselves in financial trouble mostly because of a house they can't afford and/or constant car payments that are completely unnecessary and by choice, and poor choice at that. The quickest way to wealth is to limit frivolous spending and new quick-depreciating automobiles are #1 problem. I will be paying cash for my next car too, so I DO get it, moreso than you do I am sure.
  • ovp66223
    ovp66223 Год назад Considering I will be paying cash for my next vehicle, I think I get it even more than you as well. The fact is very VERY few people have the means to pay cash for a new car every 3-5 years. There are some (millions), but there are 20 times more that don't (hundred million plus).
  • Andrew Paul
    Andrew Paul Год назад Hi Mat, Good review mate thank you - nice to get a UK-perspective on the car. I'm currently looking into the purchase of a Stinger and I've been mindful to check the centre console wobble on a couple of demo cars in Kia dealerships when I've been checking them out and they don't seem to move to the extent this one does suggesting this may be a quirk of this particular car. The two I tested seemed much more solid when manipulated in the same fashion - it sure didn't look good above though!
  • alfisti93
    alfisti93 Год назад @ j sullivan Listen, Toyota produced their first buyable car in 1936, called the AA. Meanwhile vw was founded by the nazis in 1938, as KdF-Wagen. This nazi creation didn't produce anything buyable until 1946! And the design of the beetle-bug was a blatant rip-off from Hans Ledwinka and Bela Barenyi, lesser known austrian engineers. Porsche only ever took credit for other peoples work... Also a vw/porsche/audi needs 3 replacement engines, transmissions or turbochargers to sniff near a million km (not even talking about miles). So get your two brain cells into gear and eat your words: "get some education and some knowledge about the automobile industry before saying bullshit".
  • Andrew M
    Andrew M Год назад (изменено) John Sullivan: With all manner of jobs being outsourced, folks are getting poorer. Asian made cars are much cheaper to run & maintain. Japanese cars are more reliable - facts are facts. If I were you, I'll get my daughter to learn & speak an Asian language & marry an Asian. Like it or not, they're the way of the future.
  • Steve Vater
    Steve Vater Год назад RAIZAL MOHAMMAD try honda accords they even more long lasting with near 100% reliability
  • sse sse
    sse sse Год назад Hi Mat, agree with you on foot space and headspace in back. But in terms of shaking the centre console, its a bit over the top. With the warranty they give you can still claim it long after not like the luxury marques that give you 3 years and then will charge you an arm and a leg if something like that happens.
  • kaehvogel
    kaehvogel Год назад He's literally shaking the other cars with his "not even pressing". That's how sturdy the console is. Just admit that KIA did a horrible job with the center console in the Stinger.
  • Aaron Hussain
    Aaron Hussain Год назад Matt, here's your problem: throughout this video (Kia review) you're constantly slamming the Stinger for not being as well-built or as refined as it's German rivals. Kia knows this! Everybody knows that this car isn't as well put together because it'd built down to a price!! The Stinger is less expensive than it's rivals, and if you watch Doug Demuro's video, you should hopefully see why this car is so appealing to petrolheads.
  • Kelvin L
    Kelvin L Год назад MatWatsonCars
  • Matt Galo
    Matt Galo Год назад Lol you're ridiculous. Hop out of your Honda and go check out an actual production Stinger. No wobble there...
  • Bill Macnaught
    Bill Macnaught Год назад Mat I suggest you look up the terms objectively and credibility because yours has been tarnished with this review.
  • Levar Shaw
    Levar Shaw Год назад Bullshit review...go Check Doug and see how a professional actually review a car! I definitely going unsubsribe from your channel
  • xxthehuskycaboosexx
    xxthehuskycaboosexx Год назад MatWatsonCars it sucks you had to make a whole new video because stupid Kia fanboys can’t handle the criticism.
  • James Huffmar
    James Huffmar Год назад (изменено) that is a very good quality test and i will use it when i will buy my car. it was a little unexpected and funny that you managed to destroy Kia's reputation in just 1 minute :D
  • Wael Mkaouar
    Wael Mkaouar Год назад Integrity ? Lol nu. U dun have that.
  • Rhodesia lives
    Rhodesia lives Год назад MatWatsonCars to late for this Matt, the damage is already done. Your credibility has been shot out of the water by this review. I wonder, how many people like me have unsubscribed and stopped watching this channel because of your blatant BMW/Merc/Audi biast
  • Just Juice
    Just Juice Год назад The problem with most of you here is that you are not in the market for this class car. Comparison with its competitors is fundamental since KIA themselves are aiming into that market share. It's a nice car, for poor people or pennie pinchers.
  • BehaviourSkills
    BehaviourSkills Год назад I don't take any of your comments seriously to be honest, I have seen several reviews of the Stinger where they literally put a BMW, an Audi, and even a Porsche against it. It blew the BMW's away like they were a piece of crap, the Audi's are a joke, and only the Porsche slightly bettered it in performance. So, take ya prejudice and poor review skills somewhere else.
  • mark Cruz
    mark Cruz Год назад surgeons in australia still have camry and a 5 million house
  • Pilot Ngake
    Pilot Ngake Год назад MatWatsonCars The Germans paid you, bloody Nazi.
  • Jaman Kamrul
    Jaman Kamrul Год назад Please is lamborghini
  • Mark Wilson
    Mark Wilson Год назад John Sullivan that’s when they made decent cars, VW, vag in general, BMW and Merc are still marketing the image of German engineering from 30 years ago. Believe me, if you a have German car as a company car, fair game; but if you bought a car for personal use, you’d steer clear. I’ve had 5 vag cars Audi and vw, bought personally as I believed in quality, even worked in a German company in a quality department for 20 years, it comes down to cost, I now work in quality assurance around the country, I drive a KIA, no issues.
  • wali363
    wali363 Год назад (изменено) John Sullivan absolutely wrong. the cars which have done this many miles last due to extreme maintenance from owners. take vw group and almost all their engines have issues many will totally malfunctioned around 90k-140k km. atleast three cars in my circle had to get engines replaced. in stead of teaching other you better teach yourself first. by the way people in rich countries are infact poor enough that they cannot afford the maintenance cost of cars when aging hence thay are forced to switch.
  • The Aroused Eunuch
    The Aroused Eunuch Год назад That's how people's feedback should be handled. Good job, Mat.
  • bren leysen
    bren leysen 11 месяцев назад @ john sullivan damn you are retarded, 15 year is long but not everybody changes their car every 3-5 years. and why would they be poor, you are probably a guy that lives on the street but you own fancy car . well i prefer having a nice house and having a diner now and then instead of showing people how rich i am. A car is made to go from point A to B .
  • Brendan
    Brendan 11 месяцев назад MatWatsonCars nice hatchet job Matt
  • H
    H 11 месяцев назад John Sullivan you're a slave of consumerism, and you combine it with racism and ignorance. You're typical Sir, nothing new under the sun here. Have fun blaming foreigners when you lose your job in the next economical crisis that people like you will cause.
  • Rohan Iyer
    Rohan Iyer 11 месяцев назад lmao some of these comments are trashy af
  • toonmili03
    toonmili03 11 месяцев назад John Sullivan people with self esteem don't need to buy a new car every three years. Lol.
  • Khoren Melkon
    Khoren Melkon 10 месяцев назад I do change my car every 2-3 years!!! And I do have billions in my bank counts!!!)))))
  • eastwood978
    eastwood978 10 месяцев назад watched it & loads of wobble not that you drive along stroking the dash or flexing the console.
  • Gavin Nash
    Gavin Nash 10 месяцев назад MatWatsonCars did your balls wobble as well? Oh you don't have one.
  • franctoma
    franctoma 10 месяцев назад At the end of the day, this guy is a business man, who gets a cut from the manufacturers, when people buy cars through Carwow.com. Guess KIA decided not to give a cut for the Stinger sales, hence the biased reporting. I no longer watch this guy when car shopping. But for entertainment? Yeah, pretty good.
  • Inkyfan.exe
    Inkyfan.exe 10 месяцев назад Weird my sorento center streering cover not loose like the stinger in your vid...could be due to the press test car..hundreds of testers keep wiggle on parts it finally came loose
  • Steve Lane
    Steve Lane 9 месяцев назад +Matwatsoncars - credit to you. Conspiracy theorists think they can just shout 'fake' and win the argument, or put all the onus on the other person to prove something. I think you did well to not just tell them to go forth.
  • Danny Thomas
    Danny Thomas 9 месяцев назад ahbrian A STFU
  • Danny Thomas
    Danny Thomas 9 месяцев назад ahbrian A his video was great. Just like all of his other videos. Every video of his is good. You’re the guy who has minecraft parody song in your playlist(no joke you actually do).
  • SuperV8driver
    SuperV8driver 8 месяцев назад I believe you,BUT i own the same car and tried to move the centre console and it does NOT move, so maybe they also fixed it on nall newer models?
  • Marty D
    Marty D 8 месяцев назад Bit of an unfair review, not every car company is trying to compete with BMW and audi. Everyone knows that wankers love them and I'll be guessing you drive a BMW or audi
  • Naughtysauce
    Naughtysauce 7 месяцев назад @ahbrian A STFU you idiot
  • Naughtysauce
    Naughtysauce 7 месяцев назад @MatWatsonCars Hey Mat, just wanted to show my support from all these idiots defending this overpriced junk. No one in their right mind would choose this ugly POS over a similarly price Audi or even a Hyundai/Genesis. Keep up the good work!
  • Cliff Wilkins
    Cliff Wilkins 6 месяцев назад You have no integrity, I have yet to see one of your reviews of a S.Korean car which is subjective or truly independent. Either you are in the pay of certain manufacturers or you have an anti South Korean thing going on..... You are an appallingly poor journalist .
  • Raffaele Menci
    Raffaele Menci 6 месяцев назад Hi. Sincerely speaking I have been at a KIA dealer after watching this video and tried to move the "tunnel" ... no way was flexing the way is showed in this video. I have no doubt on Mat's bonafide, but I guess the car you tested had a specific problem or got slightly damaged somehow. Cheers everyone.
  • Mark R
    Mark R 6 месяцев назад Since when does a moving console mean poor quality? It’s like saying the interior has hard plastic. They all have hard plastic somewhere. I know I really feel bad when I sleep on the dashboard.
  • Hoàng Giang Nguyễn
    Hoàng Giang Nguyễn 6 месяцев назад @ahbrian A you fanboy just can't ever accept the facts that your beloved car model is not perfect don't you. Even if it was a total shit pile on wheels, you would still do whatever it takes, regardless of your self esteem and protect the image of it. Poor souls.
  • MDDeGrande1994
    MDDeGrande1994 5 месяцев назад @MatWatsonCars You're still a badge snob
  • 22BrotherX
    22BrotherX 4 месяца назад @ohseyu I Have an Audi A5, the console is solid as a rock. Now go and drive in your shitty Kia.
  • Bashar Md
    Bashar Md 4 месяца назад can you name some of the other cars ? , cause it sounds more like a fairy tail than a real true story ?? @BehaviourSkills
  • BehaviourSkills
    BehaviourSkills 4 месяца назад @Bashar Md what are you talking about? I said there are several videos on YT showing the Stinger against other cars, where the others were mostly outperformed by the Stinger. Use your search function.
  • Bashar Md
    Bashar Md 4 месяца назад @BehaviourSkills is that a new function ? never heard of it .
  • BehaviourSkills
    BehaviourSkills 4 месяца назад @Bashar Md possibly in your country, yes.
  • Bashar Md
    Bashar Md 4 месяца назад BehaviourSkills you must had squeezed your brain too damn hard to come up with such a bright comment , bravo,
  • BehaviourSkills
    BehaviourSkills 4 месяца назад @Bashar Md Can you use English properly when you reply please, it's hard to understand your poor English. https://youtu.be/v_WOFPYPbx8
  • Bashar Md
    Bashar Md 4 месяца назад @BehaviourSkills my English is just fine , may I suggest an MRI to check whats wrong with your brain
  • Bashar Md
    Bashar Md 4 месяца назад BehaviourSkills almost forgot , here is one of the search “ function “ results : https://youtu.be/ChL51QIT8wA
  • BehaviourSkills
    BehaviourSkills 4 месяца назад @Bashar Md lol. Yeah, ok.
  • dEBA Maisnam
    dEBA Maisnam 3 месяца назад MatWatsonCars Allow me to shake all Mercs, BMWs and Audis . But U gotta pay if it breaks . Deal ?
  • Uzumaki Naruto
    Uzumaki Naruto 3 месяца назад John Sullivan lol your parents are related or something
  • beaufighter245
    beaufighter245 2 месяца назад Good review Mat. I saw one of these yesterday and thought I glimpsed a Kia badge but though, surely not. Looks good to me and as looking at outing my Touareg, it's worth a look.
  • beaufighter245
    beaufighter245 2 месяца назад @schmill2 agree, nothing more depreciates like a new car.
  • Carl Deithloff
    Carl Deithloff Неделю назад I have driven a number of examples of the Stinger GT 2 throughout 2018 that did not exhibit this behavior. Probably an early production model & press car. Note- I personally feel you you treat all vehicles you test the same and are very honest in your analysis and conclusions.