The Kia Stinger GT is quite a large car with plenty of space in the front and a reasonably roomy boot. Rear-seat headroom leaves a little to be desired, however…
The Kia Stinger GT‘s leather front seats are supportive and mounted low down in the cabin to make the Stinger feel sporty. They come with adjustable lumbar support to help stave off back ache on long drives.
Despite looking like a swoopy sports car, there’s still plenty of headroom in the front seats, so you can get comfy even if you’re very tall. The seat and steering wheel even slide out of your way automatically to make it easy to climb in and out – just like in a Mercedes.
Unfortunately, space in the back isn’t quite as generous. There’s just enough headroom for a six-foot-tall adult (if they’re happy to slouch slightly) but there’s very little space under the front seats for your passengers to put their feet.
At least the outer rear seats are soft and supportive but the central seat is harder, higher and much narrower. Combine this with a tall lump in the floor and the back of the Stinger’s only really suitable for kids.
Thankfully, it’s easy to lift in and secure a child seat thanks to the Stinger’s reasonably wide rear doors and clearly marked Isofix points. Unlike in an Audi, these sit behind handy folding flaps rather than annoying removable (and easy to lose) plastic covers.
The Kia Stinger GT interior might look quite sporty, but it still comes with plenty of handy cubby holes to help you keep it looking neat and tidy. There’s space for a one-litre bottle under the front armrest and in the front door bins, while the two cupholders in the centre console can hold a large bottle and a drinks can at once.
The glovebox is pretty roomy, but then it has to be – the owner’s manual alone is big and heavy enough to work equally well as a doorstop for the entrance to a nuclear bunker. In the back you also get a set of reasonably roomy door bins and a folding armrest with two generous cupholders.
Be careful when you adjust your seat if you have passengers in the back – lower it a little too far and they’ll be in danger of losing a few toes…
The Kia Stinger GT might be a big car, but its boot isn’t quite as roomy as in an Audi A5 Sportback or a BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. There’s enough room in its 406-litre boot for a set of golf clubs or two large suitcases and two soft bags, but both the 480-litre Audi and BMW can carry noticeably more.
The boot’s square shape makes it reasonably easy to pack full of large boxes but there’s quite a tall boot lip that’ll make lifting in very heavy items rather tricky. You can tuck a small soft bag or a few valuables under the boot floor but there’s nowhere to put the parcel shelf when you remove it.
Need to carry some very long boxes? All Stingers come with two-way (60:40) split folding rear seats so you can carry bulky items and a passenger in the back at once. Fold all the rear seats down and the Stinger’s boot grows to 1,114 litres – enough to carry a bike with its wheels attached but a whopping 186 litres less than in a 4 Series Gran Coupe.
Thankfully, just like in the BMW the seats fold almost completely flat and there’s no annoying step in the boot floor so you won’t put your back out pushing large boxes right up behind the front seats.