2023 Ford Mustang vs. 2023 Kia Stinger
Ford Mustang and Kia Stinger are the most popular sports cars on the market. They’re both rear-wheel drive, offer a manual transmission and V8 engine options, and even have similar styling cues. So what’s better: Ford Mustang or Kia Stinger? This article will compare these two cars to determine which is better for your needs.
Design & Style
- Exterior Design
The first thing you’ll notice about the 2023 Ford Mustang and Kia Stinger is the similarities in their profiles. Both have long hoods, short rear overhangs, and wide track widths. The Ford has a sunken roofline, while the Stinger has an upright roofline, which gives each car its character that’s instantly recognizable as a muscle car or sports sedan.
The Kia Stinger features muscular arches that flow into a wide front grille with horizontal slats for air intake, and it also has LED headlights at all four corners of the vehicle. The taillights follow suit with a rectangular shape in red or blue depending on whether you choose premium or standard trim level packages for your Kia Stinger GT AWD model respectively; they’re available as optional upgrades on other trims but can’t be added later if they’re not ordered upfront when ordering your new Kia Stinger GT AWD or RWD models respectively.
- Interior Design
You’ll find the 2023 Ford Mustang’s interior quite similar to its traditional exterior. It has a classic look and feels, focusing on functionality over luxury. You won’t find any high-tech features here as you might in some other sports cars, but this is a good thing. The instruments are straightforward and easy to read, the seats are comfortable and supportive enough for long drives (though there isn’t much lumbar support), and the materials aren’t fancy, but they’re all durable and well put together.
It’s easy to get comfortable behind the wheel of this car—you’ll have plenty of space, even if you’re tall or wide, because of how much room there is between yourself and your passenger(s). You can also easily access everything that matters while driving thanks to nicely placed controls around each seat so that everyone will have easy access without having anyone move their seat forward or back too far away from where they need it most while driving around town or across country roads.
Technology & Safety
The Mustang has been around for quite a while, and it’s always been one of the best in its class. It has an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that responds quickly to touch commands when you’re looking at the navigation system or setting up your vehicle.
The Kia Stinger also has a large touchscreen on its dash, but this one is 10 inches across, giving it more space to display information than the Mustang’s smaller screen. It also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but not other smartphone platforms like Samsung or LG devices (unless they’ve recently updated their software). Like many infotainment systems these days, both screens support voice commands. If you don’t want to use your fingers so much—say “Hey Siri” or “Ok Google” into your phone before starting up either car, and it’ll connect instantly!
Let’s start with the Mustang. This is one of the best-selling sports cars in America and one of the most recognizable. It comes with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that puts out 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, which is good enough for 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds with rear-wheel drive or 4.9 seconds with all-wheel drive (AWD). The Kia Stinger has a lot more going for it than an impressive name—it can also deliver plenty of power from its 365 hp turbocharged V6 engine and make you feel like you’re driving something much more exotic than it is.
The Mustang still leads with straight-line speed (with no AWD).
The Bottom Line
While the Kia Stinger is a great car, the 2023 Ford Mustang is the best choice in this category. It has a bigger engine, better performance, and more options.
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