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Subaru WRX vs. Kia Stinger

In comparing the Subaru WRX to the Kia Stinger, the Subaru WRX 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 overall quality score. The Kia Stinger has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Subaru WRX versus the Kia Stinger, the Subaru WRX is a better car than the Kia Stinger.

Subaru WRX versus Kia Stinger Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Subaru WRX ranges from $28,931 to $43,624 while a used Kia Stinger from the same model year range is priced between $31,917 to $46,995. For a new model, the Subaru WRX's price is between $28,795 and $44,138, with the Kia Stinger priced between $37,177 and $56,644.

Subaru WRX versus Kia Stinger Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Subaru WRX is 8.4 out of 10 while the Kia Stinger's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Subaru WRX being ranked 6 out of 25 Best Small Cars and the Kia Stinger being ranked 11 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.

Subaru WRX versus Kia Stinger Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the Subaru WRX’s base engine makes 271 horsepower, and the Kia Stinger base engine makes 300 horsepower. The WRX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. The Stinger is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 509 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

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2022 Subaru WRX

2023 Kia Stinger

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,795 - $44,138

Used Asking Price:

$28,931 - $43,624

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

29.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,177 - $56,644

Used Asking Price:

$31,917 - $46,995

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

9.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

6 / 25
14 / 25
15 / 25
16 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

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

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

Premium, GT, Base, Limited

Trim Levels

GT-Line, GT2

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 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:

271 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

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

0.082 hp per pound

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

315 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

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

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

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

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.9 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3297 lbs

Width:

79.3 inches

Height:

57.8 inches

Length:

183.8 inches

Wheelbase:

105.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.4 inches

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

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P225/45R18