The reliability, warranty and affordable running costs expected of a Kia

Stinger may be a completely new kind of Kia – but it is still a Kia. That means it has the reliability to sustain Kia's industry-leading seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, which – as with every one of the company's models – is supplied as standard.

Every prototype was driven for at least 10,000 kilometres around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, not only to hone the car's dynamic abilities, but also to ensure Stinger would be just as durable as any other Kia. Prototypes were also driven for more than 1.1 million kilometres – the equivalent of 27 times around the Equator ­– on all kinds of roads and in the most extreme climates to test the car's durability. Right-hand-drive versions were further tested in the UK to ensure they could meet the unique challenges posed by the country's roads.  

All five versions of Stinger are extensively equipped and do not require buyers to spend a small fortune on options to bring the car up to an acceptable specification. And while a car such as Stinger can never be cheap to run, ownership costs are far from outlandish for a car such as this.

Fuel consumption (mpg) and CO2 (g/km)

Model
Comb. mpg
CO2 g/km
Stinger 2.0 T-GDi ‘GT-Line’
35.8
181
Stinger 2.2 CRDi ‘GT-Line’
48.7
154
Stinger 2.0 T-GDi ‘GT-Line S’
35.8
181
Stinger 2.2 CRDi ‘GT-Line S’
48.7
154
Stinger 3.3 V6 ’GT S’
28.5
225

Benefit-in-kind taxation rates and VED (2017-18)

Model
Tax rate
VED first year/thereafter
Stinger 2.0 T-GDi ‘GT-Line’
35%
£800/£140
Stinger 2.2 CRDi ‘GT-Line’
31%
£500/£140
Stinger 2.0 T-GDi ‘GT-Line S’
35%
£800/£140
Stinger 2.2 CRDi ‘GT-Line S’
31%
£500/£140
Stinger 3.3 V6 ’GT S’
37%
£1,200/£450*
* For five years: £140 per year thereafter

Insurance Groups

Model
Stinger 2.0 T-GDi ‘GT-Line’
34
Stinger 2.2 CRDi ‘GT-Line’
32
Stinger 2.0 T-GDi ‘GT-Line S’
36
Stinger 2.2 CRDi ‘GT-Line S’
34
Stinger 3.3 V6 ’GT S’
41

Servicing

6,000 miles or every six months (petrol)

10,000 miles or every 12 months (diesel)

Warranty and support

Kia set a new benchmark in 2007 when it launched the cee'd with an industry-best seven-year warranty.  That demonstration of faith in the quality and reliability of Kia products has subsequently been extended to every model.

A major benefit is that it is transferable to subsequent owners at no charge as long as the seven-year time limit has not been reached and the mileage is below 100,000.  If the car is sold when less than 18 months old or with less than 18,000 miles on the clock, the warranty is topped up to match that of a new model.

The mechanical warranty is supported by a 12-year anti-perforation warranty and a five-year paint warranty plus one-year Europe-wide roadside assistance through KIAssist.