2020 Volkswagen Arteon vs. 2020 Kia Stinger

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Safety

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The Arteon has a standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Stinger doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Arteon offers optional Maneuver Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Stinger doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

Both the Arteon 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, plastic fuel tanks, 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, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

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

Volkswagen pays for scheduled maintenance on the Arteon for 2 years and 20,000 miles. Volkswagen 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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The Volkswagen Arteon’s engine uses a cast iron block for durability, while the Stinger’s engines use an aluminum block. Aluminum engine blocks are much more prone to warp and crack at high temperatures than cast iron.

Engine

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The Arteon’s 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder produces 13 more horsepower (268 vs. 255) than the Stinger GT-Line’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder.

As tested in Motor Trend the Volkswagen Arteon is faster than the Stinger GT-Line 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder:

Arteon

Stinger

Zero to 60 MPH

6.3 sec

6.6 sec

Quarter Mile

14.8 sec

15 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Arteon has 1.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the Stinger (17.4 vs. 15.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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

Arteon

Stinger

Front Rotors

13.4 inches

12.6 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 Arteon has a standard Hydraulic Brake Assist 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 Arteon stops much shorter than the Stinger:

Arteon

Stinger

70 to 0 MPH

171 feet

182 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

114 feet

126 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

129 feet

142 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Arteon has larger tires than the Stinger (245/45R18 vs. 225/45R18). The Arteon’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Stinger (245/45R18 vs. 225/40R19).

The Arteon’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Stinger GT’s 40 series front tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Arteon offers optional 20-inch wheels. The Stinger’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling

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The Arteon SE 4Motion handles at .89 G’s, while the Stinger AWD pulls only .88 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Passenger Space

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

The Arteon has 2.4 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Stinger (96.2 vs. 93.8).

The Arteon has .1 inches more front shoulder room and 3.8 inches more rear legroom than the Stinger.

Cargo Capacity

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The Arteon has a much larger trunk than the Stinger with its rear seat up (27.2 vs. 23.3 cubic feet).

Towing

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The Arteon has a 4850 lbs. towing capacity. The Stinger has no towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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The Arteon’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 Arteon’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 Arteon’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.

Consumer Reports rated the Arteon’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the Stinger’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

The Arteon SEL Premium has standard massaging front seats in order to maximize comfort and eliminate fatigue on long trips. Massaging seats aren’t available in the Stinger.

The Arteon’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Stinger doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

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

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