Some people want a fancy sports car to show off to their friends, but you need something a bit more practical. After all, you might have kids to drive to soccer practice or important errands to run, so you'll need a sedan with just the right mix of fun and practicality for your money. That's why the 2018 Kia Stinger GT gives you a lot more options where safety, comfort and convenience technology are concerned; certainly, a lot more than you'd find on your average sedan or sports car. However, let us allow a competing sports car, the 2018 Ford Mustang GT, to have its day and see how the two cars line up side-by-side.

Kia Stinger GT vs. Ford Mustang GT: Which is Faster?

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT and Ford Mustang GT are nearly identical in terms of outright acceleration. The 365 horsepower twin-turbocharged Kia Stinger GT sprinted to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds and completed the 1/4 mile in just 12.9 seconds in Car & Driver's testing. By comparison, the 2018 Ford Mustang GT was only 0.1 seconds faster to 60 mph and just 0.3 seconds quicker through the 1/4 mile according to Car & Driver. The Kia Stinger GT manages to nearly match the straight-line performance of the Mustang in a far more practical 4-door sedan package (compared to the Mustang's limiting 2-door coupe configuration). Read on to find out how the two vehicles compare in everyday usability.

Features & Practicality Comparison

Interior and Cargo Space

Whether you need space for cargo or passengers, the Kia Stinger GT has you covered with 93.8 cubic feet of passenger volume and 23.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. The Ford Mustang is a bit more limited where interior space is concerned with 84.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and 13.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. In fact, the Kia Stinger GT seats five passengers like most other sedans, whereas the Mustang only seats four.


The drivetrain of the Kia Stinger gives you a lot more control of the vehicle with all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive options. The Ford Mustang GT comes standard in rear-wheel drive.

Fuel Efficiency

The Mustang GT has a combined highways and city fuel efficiency of 18 miles to the gallon, whereas the Kia Stinger GT has a combined fuel efficiency of 21 miles per gallon.

Features and Technology

The Kia Stinger GT has a bit more to offered where safety features are concerned and comes standard with child safety locks, front active headrests and height-adjustable front seatbelt adjusters. All of these safety features are absent from the Mustang GT.

If you and your copilot want a little extra comfort up front, you'll be delighted to know that the Kia Stinger GT comes standard with heated leather front seats which are absent from the base trim of the Mustang GT and have to be upgraded.

The Kia Stinger GT comes standard with power heated exterior rearview mirrors, which aid in exterior viewing in colder weather. While the Mustang obviously does have exterior rearview mirrors, the option for heated ones is unavailable on the base trim.

For your entertainment, the Kia Stinger comes available with SiriusXM Radio and a nine-speaker audio system. The Mustang GT comes standard with a six-speaker audio system and Sirius XM has to be upgraded with a higher trim.


The warranties of the Kia Stinger GT keep your sedan covered for twice as long than those of the Mustang. The Basic Warranty of the Kia Stinger lasts for 60 months or 60,000 months (whichever comes first) and the Powertrain Warranty keeps your engine covered for 120 months or 100,000 miles. Meanwhile, the Basic Warranty of the Mustang covers the vehicle for 36 months or 36,000 miles and the Powertrain Warranty covers the engine for 60 miles or 60,000 miles.

The Practical Sports Sedan for Pennsylvania

The Mustang might be the faster of the two sedans, but when it comes to overall practicality, the Kia Stinger has what you need. Whether it's the roomier interior, better safety features or a more options for comfort and convenience technology, the Kia Stinger combines usefulness and protection at an affordable price. Come check out all that the Kia Stinger can do for you and test drive one today, here at Raceway Kia in Conshohocken, PA. See you soon!


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