2020 Genesis G80 vs. 2020 Kia Stinger

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Safety

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The G80’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Stinger doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Genesis G80 are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Kia Stinger has only front height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the G80 and the Stinger have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, available all wheel drive and around view monitors.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver and passenger-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, roof strength and head restraint tests, its standard vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system, its standard vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention system, and its standard headlight’s “Good” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the G80 its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2020, a rating granted to only 31 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Stinger is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2020.

Warranty

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The G80’s corrosion warranty is 2 years and unlimited miles longer than the Stinger’s (7/unlimited vs. 5/100,000).

Genesis pays for scheduled maintenance on the G80 for 3 years and 36,000 miles. Genesis will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Kia doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Stinger.

Reliability

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the G80’s reliability 31 points higher than the Stinger.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the G80 second among midsize premium cars in their 2019 Initial Quality Study. The Stinger was rated third in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Genesis vehicles are better in initial quality than Kia vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Genesis first in initial quality, above the industry average. With 7 more problems per 100 vehicles, Kia is ranked second.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Genesis vehicles are more reliable than Kia vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Genesis 4 places higher in reliability than Kia.

Engine

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The G80 has more powerful engines than the Stinger:

Horsepower

Torque

G80 3.8 3.8 DOHC V6

311 HP

293 lbs.-ft.

G80 3.3T Sport 3.3 turbo V6

365 HP

376 lbs.-ft.

G80 5.0 5.0 DOHC V8

420 HP

383 lbs.-ft.

Stinger GT-Line 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

255 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

Stinger GT 3.3 turbo V6

365 HP

376 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the G80 3.8 3.8 DOHC V6 is faster than the Stinger GT-Line 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder:

G80

Stinger

Zero to 60 MPH

6.3 sec

6.6 sec

Quarter Mile

14.6 sec

15 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

97 MPH

95.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The G80 has 4.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Stinger (20.3 vs. 15.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the G80’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Stinger:

G80 3.8

G80 3.3T Sport

Stinger GT-Line

Stinger GT

Front Rotors

13.6 inches

14.2 inches

12.6 inches

13.8 inches

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The G80 has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Stinger doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

The G80 stops much shorter than the Stinger:

G80

Stinger

70 to 0 MPH

167 feet

182 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

114 feet

126 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

137 feet

142 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the G80 has larger standard tires than the Stinger (245/45R18 vs. 225/45R18). The G80’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Stinger (F:245/40R19 & R:275/35R19 vs. F:225/40R19 & R:255/35R19).

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the G80’s wheelbase is 4.1 inches longer than on the Stinger (118.5 inches vs. 114.4 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the G80 is 1.1 inches wider in the front and .5 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Stinger.

The G80 5.0 handles at .88 G’s, while the Stinger GT pulls only .85 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The G80 3.8 AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Stinger (26.2 seconds @ .69 average G’s vs. 26.8 seconds @ .67 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the G80’s turning circle is .5 feet tighter than the Stinger’s (36.2 feet vs. 36.7 feet). The G80 AWD’s turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the Stinger AWD’s (37.4 feet vs. 38.4 feet).

Chassis

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The design of the Genesis G80 amounts to more than styling. The G80 has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .27 Cd. That is lower than the Stinger (.3) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the G80 get better fuel mileage.

As tested by Car and Driver while cruising at 70 MPH, the interior of the G80 5.0 is quieter than the Stinger GT2 (70 vs. 71 dB).

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the G80 a Large car, while the Stinger is rated a Mid-size.

The G80 has 13.9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Stinger (107.7 vs. 93.8).

The G80 has 2.8 inches more front headroom, 3.1 inches more front legroom, .2 inches more front hip room, 1.9 inches more front shoulder room, 1.2 inches more rear headroom and 2.3 inches more rear shoulder room than the Stinger.

Cargo Capacity

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With its sedan body style, valet key and remote trunk release lockout, the G80 offers cargo security. The Stinger’s hatchback body style, non-lockable folding seat and non-lockable remote release defeat cargo security.

Ergonomics

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The G80’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Stinger’s parking brake has to released manually.

The G80’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Stinger’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

The G80’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Stinger’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The G80 3.8 AWD offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Stinger doesn’t offer headlight washers.

A power rear sunshade and manual rear side window sunshades are optional in the G80 to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Stinger doesn’t offer a rear or rear side window sunshades.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Genesis G80, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Kia Stinger isn't recommended.

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