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Tesla Model 3 vs. Kia Stinger

When we compare the Tesla Model 3 to the Kia Stinger, the Tesla Model 3 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and overall quality score. 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 base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Tesla Model 3 versus the Kia Stinger, the Kia Stinger is a better car than the Tesla Model 3.

Tesla Model 3 versus Kia Stinger Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Tesla Model 3 ranges from $38,400 to $57,997 while a used Kia Stinger from the same model year range is priced between $27,953 to $44,197. For a new model, the Tesla Model 3's price is between $42,090 and $69,149, with the Kia Stinger priced between $40,638 and $59,463.

Tesla Model 3 versus Kia Stinger Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Tesla Model 3 is 8.7 out of 10 while the Kia Stinger's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Tesla Model 3 being ranked 1 out of 15 Best Small Electric Cars and the Kia Stinger being ranked 11 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Tesla Model 3’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Kia Stinger base engine makes 300 horsepower. The Model 3 is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 267 miles. The Stinger is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 509 miles. The Model 3 uses electricity, and the Stinger uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Tesla Model 3, a electric compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room and rear head room. The Kia Stinger, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Tesla Model 3 and the Kia Stinger have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Tesla Model 3 and the Kia Stinger have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2022 Tesla Model 3

2023 Kia Stinger

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$42,090 - $69,149

Used Asking Price:

$38,400 - $57,997

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,638 - $59,463

Used Asking Price:

$27,953 - $44,197

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
1 / 15
2 / 25
2 / 11
2 / 11
3 / 15
4 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

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

Summary Review

The Tesla Model 3 is widely regarded as the best electric sedan in the world. The Model 3 is also the top-selling EV in the US market by a wide margin. This compact/midsize sedan offers a thrilling driving experience and advanced technology.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent range
  • AWD available
  • Attractive styling
  • Amazing performance with Performance trim

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • Pricier than its reputation (mid-$50Ks is the typical price point)
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Interior design and materials don’t match premium pricing

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, Long Range, Performance

Trim Levels

GT-Line, GT2

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

8 years / 120000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 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:

201 hp

Torque:

258 foot-lbs

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

0.052 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:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

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

Not applicable

MPGe:

127 / 126 / 127

Range (city/hwy):

267 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

60 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

10 hours (240V)

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

MPGe:

Not applicable

Range (city/hwy):

350 / 509 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity:

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

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:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

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:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

22.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

97.0 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:

3880 lbs

Width:

82.2 inches

Height:

56.8 inches

Length:

184.8 inches

Wheelbase:

113.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 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:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

235/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P225/45R18