2018 Kia Stinger Vs 2018 Ford Mustang

The 2018 Kia Stinger is a brand-new sports sedan that provides both an exceptional value and a thrilling performance. But how does it stand up to old classics like the Ford Mustang? To find out, our product experts have conducted the head-to-head comparison below. If you have questions about the new Kia Stinger that aren't covered here, just call (866) 825-9532 to be connected with a Kia expert at our dealership in Springfield, MO.

2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 Ford Mustang: Performance

The 2018 Kia Stinger is available with either a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a 3.3L twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine. The 2018 Ford Mustang is available with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or an eight-cylinder engine. In a drag race between the Kia Stinger and Ford Mustang conducted by Motoring Australia, the new Kia Stinger GT ran a quarter-mile in 12.83 seconds, compared to the 13.32 seconds needed by the Ford Mustang GT.

Performance features of the 2018 Kia Stinger include:

  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Rear wheel drive or available all-wheel drive with an electronically controlled transfer case
  • Dynamic torque vectoring control
  • Brembo® brakes
  • High performance dampers
  • Electronic controlled suspension
  • ECO, SPORT, COMFORT, SMART, and CUSTOM driving modes
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2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 Ford Mustang: Interior

The more comfortable of the two cars is by far the new Kia Stinger. The Ford Mustang is a four-seat sport coupe while the Stinger is a five-seat sport sedan. Take a look at the interior dimensions in the table below to learn what a difference this makes in interior space.

Kia Stinger


Ford Mustang


Headroom - Front/Rear



Legroom - Front/Rear


23.3 cu. ft.

Cargo Volume

13.5 cu. ft.

In addition to being much more spacious than the Ford Mustang, the Kia Stinger is also much more luxurious. You and your passengers will enjoy time spent in the Stinger more than in the Mustang.

Standard features of the 2018 Kia Stinger:

  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat and 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat

Standard features of the 2018 Ford Mustang:

  • Manual climate control
  • Cloth seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 4-way manually-adjustable driver's seat and 2-way manually-adjustable front passenger seat

2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 Ford Mustang: Technology

Both the new 2018 Kia Stinger and 2018 Ford Mustang offer infotainment systems with Bluetooth®. However, the Kia Stinger comes with more standard features than the Ford Mustang, including an Android Auto™/Apple CarPlay™ interface and a 7-in. touchscreen compared to the 4.2-in. screen in the Mustang.

Available features of the 2018 Kia Stinger include:

  • Blind Spot Collision Warning with Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
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Lease or Finance a New Sports Car in Springfield, MO

Are you convinced that the 2018 Kia Stinger is exactly the sports sedan you are looking for? Our Kia dealership in Springfield, MO has several new Stinger models available for purchase or lease right now. Just pick out your favorite from our inventory, then visit our   incentives page to learn what deals are currently available to help you save on your new sports car.

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