Kia has branched into sports-sedan territory with its four-door hatchback Stinger. It was designed as a thoroughbred rear-wheel-drive sports sedan with an aggressive stance. In our tests, the Stinger proved to be a nimble car that combines performance, style, and practicality. But in terms of luxury and comfort, it’s not quite to the level of an Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series.
The 2.0-liter, 255-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine offers ample power and a sporty engine note. There’s hardly any turbo lag. The eight-speed automatic transmission is smooth and responsive.