Kia, a car brand better known for practical transportation and value, has branched into sports sedan territory with the Stinger, a low-slung, four-door hatchback.
The Stinger is a rear-wheel-drive car (all-wheel drive is available), and it has nimble handling that can be playful on a track.
On the downside, the ride is stiff and a bit unsettled.
Two engines are offered: a standard 255-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and a punchy 365-hp, 3.3-liter turbo V6.
The car sits low, which makes getting in and out difficult, limits rear headroom, and severely hurts visibility.
Most of the controls are fairly easy to use, but drivers may find it a long reach to the touch screen.
Advanced safety systems, such as automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance, are available, but only blind spot and rear cross traffic warning are standard.