When comparing the 2021 Acura TLX's and the 2021 Kia Stinger's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Acura TLX has the advantage in the areas of reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2021 Kia Stinger has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, resale value and interior volume. The 2021 Acura TLX and 2021 Kia Stinger have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Acura TLX's and the 2021 Kia Stinger's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Kia Stinger Pricing
A used 2021 Acura TLX ranges from $28,990 to $43,998 while a used 2021 Kia Stinger is priced between $27,685 to $42,960.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Kia Stinger Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Acura TLX loses 51.1 percent of its value and the 2021 Kia Stinger loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Kia Stinger retains 4.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Acura TLX.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Kia Stinger Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura TLX is 8.4 out of 10 while the Kia Stinger's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Acura TLX being ranked 10 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Kia Stinger being ranked 7 out of 28 Best Hatchbacks.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Kia Stinger Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Acura TLX is 7.2 out of 10. For the Kia Stinger the reliability rating is 7.0 out of 10. This gives the Acura TLX a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Stinger.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Acura TLX’s base engine makes 272 horsepower, and the 2021 Kia Stinger base engine makes 255 horsepower. Both the TLX and the Stinger are rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 491 and 461 miles respectively. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2021 Kia Stinger has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2021 Acura TLX has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Acura TLX and the 2021 Kia Stinger have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.