Kia Compares the Stinger GT to a Porsche Panamera V6 and BMW 640i

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

There’s a good reason why the Kia Stinger has been named‘s Car of the Year.

Recently, at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the Korean automaker rolled out its new Kia Forte and proceeded to compare the compact sedan to a Lamborghini Aventador. The hilariously cheeky video even had the Forte pitted against the Italian exotic on the track – but both cars were sitting still. Now, Kia has released a more serious comparison video, pitting the Stinger GT against the Porsche Panamera and the BMW 640i Gran Coupe M Sport.

The company called on AMCI Testing to conduct a series of performance tests that reviewed acceleration, cornering, the slalom, and a closed-course lap.

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Naturally since Kia is promoting the video and sharing it on social media, it’s obvious which vehicle is best in the comparison. But you might be surprised to hear some of the results, especially considering how much more expensive the competition is. We would be more surprised to hear consumers cross-shopping the Stinger GT with the Panamera or 6 Series Gran Coupe, but it does show just how good the Stinger GT really is.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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