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Kia Stinger vs. Mercedes-Benz A-Class

In comparing the Kia Stinger to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the Kia Stinger has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Kia Stinger versus the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a better car than the Kia Stinger.

Kia Stinger versus Mercedes-Benz A-Class Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Kia Stinger ranges from $27,953 to $44,197 while a used Mercedes-Benz A-Class from the same model year range is priced between $27,878 to $36,994. For a new model, the Kia Stinger's price is between $40,638 and $59,463, with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class priced between $37,262 and $45,835.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Kia Stinger’s base engine makes 300 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class base engine makes 188 horsepower. The Stinger is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 509 miles. The A-Class is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 473 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Kia Stinger, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear head room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Kia Stinger has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia Stinger has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Kia Stinger

2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,638 - $59,463

Used Asking Price:

$27,953 - $44,197

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,262 - $45,835

Used Asking Price:

$27,878 - $36,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.6 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

8 / 13
11 / 13
11 / 13
11 / 13

iSeeCars Rankings

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

GT-Line, GT2

Trim Levels

A 220, A 220 4MATIC

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

300 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

311 foot-lbs @ 1650 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.079 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

188 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

221 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.057 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 32 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

350 / 509 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 35 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

324 / 473 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

37 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Cargo Space:

23.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

93.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

8.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

90.7 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3814 lbs

Width:

73.6 inches

Height:

55.1 inches

Length:

190.2 inches

Wheelbase:

114.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3285 lbs

Width:

78.4 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

179.1 inches

Wheelbase:

107.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P225/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/55R17