Genesis G80 vs Kia Stinger

If you're looking to upgrade your commute with a stylish new midsize car, you'll want to take a look at the Genesis G80 and the Kia Stinger. These cars are both packed with modern features and equipped for a fun drive. 

This 2018 Genesis G80 vs Kia Stinger comparison from the team of experts at Norm Reeves Genesis will break down all the details of these two cars so that you can decide which would be the best option for your lifestyle in the Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim areas.

Performance: G80 vs Stinger

The Genesis G80 comes standard with a 3.8L V6 engine that produces 311 horsepower, while the Stinger's standard engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder that produces only 255 horsepower. When you upgrade to a more powerful engine, the Genesis provides two additional options: a 3.3L V6 with 365 horsepower and a 5.0L V8 with 420 horsepower. The Stinger has only one extra engine available, which is a 3.3L V6 that produces 365 horsepower.

Both of these cars come with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission. Each also comes standard with rear-wheel drive, or can be upgraded to all-wheel drive for improved traction on slippery road conditions.

Exterior Dimensions

The Genesis G80 offers an overall larger, more powerful silhouette than the Kia Stinger. The G80's wheelbase, the distance between the two axles, measures 118.5 inches, while the Kia Stinger's wheelbase is only 114.4 inches. The length of the G80 is 196.5 inches, and the Stinger is 190.2 inches long. Finally, the G80 is 74.4 inches wide, while the Kia Stinger is 73.6 inches wide.

Safety Features

Both the 2018 Genesis G80 and the 2018 Kia Stinger come equipped with a standard suite of driver-assisting safety features. These are active features that are designed specifically to completely prevent collisions from occurring whenever possible. Both cars come with automatic emergency braking to prevent frontal collisions or lessen their impact.

Adaptive Cruise Control is also standard on both cars, allowing you to set a designated following distance that your vehicle will then automatically brake and accelerate to maintain for you. Blind Spot Monitoring is helpful for changing lanes on the highway, and Rear Cross-traffic Alert notifies you of oncoming vehicles in the lane behind you as you slowly reverse out of a parking space or driveway. Lane Keep Assist helps you to stay safely in your designated lane lines. 

In addition to these features, the Genesis G80 comes with Lane Change Assist, which makes switching lanes on a busy road much easier.

Take a Test Drive

Ready to get started on your search for the perfect new car for your needs? While both of these midsize cars are great options in the segment, our team at Norm Reeves Genesis thinks that drivers will especially appreciate the 2018 Genesis G80's powerful engine options, large size, and standard safety features.

But you won't know if you truly love the G80 until you get behind the wheel for yourself, so contact us today to schedule your test drive. Soon, you'll be cruising the streets of Cerritos, Anaheim, and Long Beach in your brand-new ride.

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