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Kia Stinger vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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

Kia Stinger versus Mercedes-Benz C-Class Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Kia Stinger ranges from $27,953 to $44,197 while a used Mercedes-Benz C-Class from the same model year range is priced between $28,998 to $47,824. For a new model, the Kia Stinger's price is between $40,638 and $59,463, with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class priced between $45,174 and $57,491.

Kia Stinger versus Mercedes-Benz C-Class Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Stinger is 8.0 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz C-Class' quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Kia Stinger being ranked 11 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class being ranked 3 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Kia Stinger’s base engine makes 300 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class base engine makes 255 horsepower. The Stinger is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 509 miles. The C-Class is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 626 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 head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear shoulder room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Kia Stinger and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Kia Stinger and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Kia Stinger

2023 Mercedes-Benz C-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:

$45,174 - $57,491

Used Asking Price:

$28,998 - $47,824

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.8%

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:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 39
7 / 39

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

Convertible

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

GT-Line, GT2

Trim Levels

AMG C 43, C 300, C 300 4MATIC, AMG C 63 S

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):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

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:

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

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

0.067 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:

RWD / AWD

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

25 / 36 / 29

Range (city/hwy):

435 / 626 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:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

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:

37.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

93.0 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:

3825 lbs

Width:

80 inches

Height:

56.6 inches

Length:

187 inches

Wheelbase:

112.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

3.8 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:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/45R18