In comparing the Lexus RC 350's and the Kia Stinger's specifications and ratings, the Lexus RC 350 has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. 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, and fuel efficiency, reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Lexus RC 350's and the Kia Stinger's specifications and ratings, the Kia Stinger is a better car than the Lexus RC 350.
Lexus RC 350 vs. Kia Stinger Pricing
A used 2023 Lexus RC 350 ranges from $46,894 to $60,936 while a used 2023 Kia Stinger is priced between $35,554 to $54,840. For a new model, the Lexus RC 350's price is between $56,398 and $62,252, with the Kia Stinger priced between $38,488 and $57,428.
Lexus RC 350 vs. Kia Stinger Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Lexus RC 350 loses 32.3 percent of its value and the Kia Stinger loses 46.8 percent of its value. This means the Lexus RC 350 retains 14.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Stinger.
Lexus RC 350 vs. Kia Stinger Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus RC 350 is 7.7 out of 10 while the Kia Stinger's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Lexus RC 350 being ranked 14 out of 33 Best Luxury Coupes and the Kia Stinger being ranked 7 out of 28 Best Hatchbacks.
Lexus RC 350 vs. Kia Stinger Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Lexus RC 350 is 6.0 out of 10. For the Kia Stinger the reliability rating is 7.0 out of 10. This gives the Kia Stinger an advantage in reliability compared to the Lexus RC 350.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lexus RC 350’s base engine makes 311 horsepower, and the Kia Stinger base engine makes 300 horsepower. The RC 350 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 490 miles. The Stinger is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 509 miles. This gives the Kia Stinger the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lexus RC 350. 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, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Lexus RC 350, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Kia Stinger has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia Stinger has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.