We got hold of the GT S model which comes with the following:
- 18" Alloy Wheels
- 5 power settings
- Leather Upholstery
- LED Headlamps with dynamic bending
- Heated and cooling Front and Rear Seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Head up display
- Smart Power Tailgate
- 15-speaker Harman/Kardon® Premium Sound System
- 360° Around View Monitor
- Wide Sunroof (Electric One-Touch with Safety Function)
- Wireless Phone Charge
- Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
The diesel we tested was smooth and offered reasonable economy: on a 100 mile test drive we got over 44 to the gallon in the real world. It feels quick too and surprisingly doesn't feel as big as it looks. It's quiet - apart from when in Sport mode when it sounds suitably throatier. The handling of the Kia Stinger was superb - whether on narrow streets or on the open road at full speed.
Inside it continued to impress. The cabin quality is excellent and it seats 4 in comfort with decent legroom and headroom. The cavernous boot offers 406 litres which can be expanded to 1,114 by flipping the rear seat backrests forwards. They don't lie completely flat but this is usual for this class. As the boot is already incredibly spacious we doubt you'll often have cause to flip the backrests.
Infotainment is also to be admired - the 7 inch screen will show you everything from temperatures, nav directions and more.
Oh and by the way a 7 year warranty keeps maintenance costs down so makes it ideal for a 4 year lease.
Our test car was Panthera metal. The only question is would we prefer the M4 slayer with the 3.3 litre engine and sub 5 second 0-60? Now there’s a thought.