For those who’re opting for the 2019 Kia Stinger over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip proper to the 2019 Kia Stinger. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Kia Stinger occurs to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Kia Stinger gives ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction whenever you need it most.
The 2019 Kia Stinger, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this kind of car. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Kia Stinger’s trip and driving experience begin to fall according to extra modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend trying out the 2019 Kia Stinger’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at additional cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Kia Stinger are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Kia Stinger also gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Kia Stinger recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Kia Stinger, which pushes the 2019 Kia Stinger into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.