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After an update for 2021, the Kia Stinger enters 2022 largely unchanged.

Pricing before on-roads is up by $200 across the board, which Kia attributes to the usual external factors such as exchange rates and business costs. The company continues to offer nationwide drive-away pricing.

UPDATE, 07/02/2022 – Kia has once again upped the recommended retail pricing and the national drive-away pricing for the Stinger range.

Recommended retail pricing is up $1000 across the entire Stinger range, and national drive-away prices are up $1000 to $2000, depending on the trim.

Kia attributes the price increases to external factors such as exchanges rates and business costs, and the Stinger is among several Kia model lines so affected.

There have been no spec changes beyond the new badges.

Kia is continuing to roll out its new logo, and all Stingers produced after mid-August 2021 are 2022 vehicles with the new logo.

Limited quantities of 2022 Stingers started being delivered in September.

Kia Australia has yet to publish imagery with the new logos so we’ve published images of the US-market model above, with images of the otherwise unchanged 2021 model elsewhere in this article.

The Stinger is about to lose its position as Kia’s flagship model with the new electric EV6 touching down in 2022, though that model’s 430kW GT flagship mightn’t arrive until 2023.

The Stinger was facelifted for 2021, with revised headlights and tail lights, new wheel designs, and a new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

It was also upgraded with the latest safety technology from Kia, including cyclist detection and junction assist for the autonomous emergency braking, as well as lane-following assist.

GT-Line and GT models also feature the new Blind Spot View Monitor, as well as blind-spot assist and rear cross-traffic assist which brake the car if they detect you’re about to veer or reverse into another vehicle.

It was mechanically unchanged, but for a standard factory-developed bi-modal exhaust on twin-turbo V6 models and the substitution of adaptive dampers for a mechanical limited-slip differential on the GT-Line.

Rumours have swirled the Stinger is living on borrowed time and, at the very least, won’t receive a second generation.

That’s a shame as, in twin-turbo V6 guise at least, it’s a performance bargain and a spiritual successor of sorts to the likes of the Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo.


  • 2022 Kia Stinger 200S: $51,250 (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Stinger 330S: $55,030 ($1000)
  • 2022 Kia Stinger GT-Line: $58,930 (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Stinger GT: $64,960 (+$1000)

All prices exclude on-road costs.


The 2022 Kia Stinger range comes with a choice of two engines.

Powering the Stinger 200S and GT-Line is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 182kW of power and 353Nm of torque.

The Stinger 330S and GT use a twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 with 274kW and 510Nm.

All Stingers use an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

We miss out on the new 224kW/422Nm 2.5-litre turbo four available in markets like Korea and the US and we also continue to miss out on all-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy

The 2022 Kia Stinger, when equipped with the turbocharged 2.0-litre, consumes 8.8L/100km on the combined cycle while the more powerful twin-turbocharged 3.3 V6 uses 10.2L/100km.

All Stingers use 91RON regular unleaded fuel and have a 60L fuel tank.


The 2022 Kia Stinger measures 4830mm long, 1400mm tall and 1870mm wide with a 2905mm wheelbase.

The Stinger’s total luggage space is 406L, increasing to 1114L with the rear seats folded. Under the boot floor is a space-saver spare.

Servicing and Warranty

All 2022 Kia Stinger models require servicing every 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.

Kia offers seven years of capped-price servicing in addition to its seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Service prices are as follows:

200S and GT-Line330S and GT
1 year/10,000km$312$350
2 years/20,000km$498$537
3 years/30,000km$399$487
4 years/40,000km$685$792
5 years/50,000km$351$394
6 years/60,000km$635$731
7 years/70,000km$669$952


When the Kia Stinger was tested by ANCAP in 2017, it received a rating of five stars.

That rating was based on an adult occupant protection score of 91 per cent, child occupant protection of 81 per cent, pedestrian protection of 78 per cent and safety assist of 70 per cent.

All 2022 Kia Stinger models come standard with:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning, cyclist detection and junction assist
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane-following assist
  • Front, front-side and curtain airbags and a driver’s knee bag
  • Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
  • Rear occupant alert
  • Driver attention alert
  • Leading vehicle departure alert
  • Adaptive cruise control

GT-Line and GT models add:

  • Safe exit warning
  • Blind-spot assist with blind-spot view monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic assist
  • Front parking sensors
  • Surround-view camera

Standard Equipment

The base Stinger 200S comes with the following standard features:

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB digital radio
  • LED headlights
  • Reversing camera and rear parking sensors
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Automatic headlights
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Remote start
  • “Sports Premium” seat trim
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Paddle shifters
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Tilt and telescoping steering column
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Dual-zone climate control

The Stinger 330S adds the following features:

  • Twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6
  • Brembo brakes
  • Mechanical limited-slip differential
  • Bi-modal exhaust

Next up the price ladder is the Stinger GT-Line, which doesn’t include the 330S’s engine, exhaust and Brembo brakes, but adds:

  • Front parking sensors
  • Surround-view camera
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Rear cross-traffic assist
  • Safe exit warning
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Active cornering lights
  • Leather trim
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Eight-way power passenger’s seat
  • Sunroof
  • Flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel with heating
  • 7.0-inch instrument cluster display
  • Alloy pedals
  • Head-up display
  • Suede interior trim for roof, pillars and visors
  • Wireless phone charging
  • 15-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system
  • Colour-adjustable ambient lighting
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

Over the Stinger GT-Line, the Stinger GT adds:

  • Twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 engine
  • Brembo brakes
  • Adaptive dampers
  • Nappa leather trim
  • Electronically-adjustable tilt and telescoping steering wheel


The 2022 Kia Stinger is available in the following paint colours:

  • Panthera Metal
  • Silky Silver
  • Ceramic Grey
  • Hichroma Red
  • Micro Blue
  • Deep Chroma Blue ($695 option)
  • Snow White Pearl ($695 option)
  • Aurora Black ($695 option, GT-Line and GT only)

200S and 330S models are available only with a black interior, but a red interior option is a no-cost option on GT-Line and GT models. It’s not available with Micro Blue or Hichroma Red.

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William Stopford

William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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