Posted on July 6, 2021
First introduced in 2019, the Kia Stinger is a perfect blend of high performance, modern technology, and ultimate comfort. Offering an exhilarating driving performance and superb handling in all weather conditions, the Kia Stinger is a great choice for drivers in Calgary that want cool yet capable.
The 2022 Kia Stinger has evolved since its introduction, thanks to an enhanced redesign that made its Canadian debut in the spring of 2021.
The exterior of the 2022 Kia Stinger is sleek and sexy with a bold, aggressive presence. New for 2022 are black 19-inch alloy wheels, rear combination lamps, and more aggressive diffuser and quad exhaust tips. The Stinger turns heads in any of its available seven colours.
On the inside, the Stinger is well designed and attractive, matching the near-luxury quality found in Kia's penultimate Telluride SUV. A simple dashboard with circular air vents, upgraded cluster housing, and crystal clear 10.25-inch touchscreen dominate the cabin environment. An available suede package for the GT Elite trim level is new for 2022 and increases the luxury inside the cabin with suede seat inserts, headliner material, door panels, and more.
The Stinger offers the most cargo space in its class, thanks to its wide hatchback opening and long wheelbase. It offers 660 litres of space behind the second row and 1,158 litres of capacity with the second row folded down.
Kia added more power to the 2022 Stinger, upgrading it to a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that delivers 368 horsepower. It features standard all-wheel drive, Brembo brakes, and electronic suspension control for ultimate capability on all roads and in all driving conditions. In terms of fuel economy, the 2022 Kia Stinger sees 13.7 L/100km in the city and 9.6 L/100km on the highway.
Drivers will enjoy the intuitive infotainment system present on the 2022 Kia Stinger, made even easier to use with a 10.25-inch touchscreen and several physical buttons. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity come standard on all Canadian models, as does a 15-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, Bluetooth, and satellite radio.
Other high-tech features include a smart key remote engine start and a remote UVO Intelligence app that allows drivers to remotely control seat heating and ventilation, among other things.
Kia did not spare any expense when it came to the safety of the 2022 Stinger. Each model comes fully equipped with Kia's cutting-edge Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, including advanced forward collision-avoidance assist with junction turning, safe exit warning, navigation-based advanced smart cruise control, blind spot collision avoidance system, and lane following assist.
The 2022 Kia Stinger is available in three model configurations in Calgary and across Canada: GT Limited, GT Elite, and GT Elite - Suede Package. The GT Limited starts at $50,495 while the GT Elite starts at $52,995, adding such features a blind spot view monitor and head-up display.
Kia really revolutionized the Stinger with the upgrades and attention to detail on the 2022 model. With a powerful engine, standard all-wheel drive, premium interior design, and spacious cabin environment, the Stinger easily checks the boxes for drivers in Calgary.