2020 Kia Stinger  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#35 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#90 of all 2020 vehicles


The Stinger, introduced by Kia in 2018, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The Stinger has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Kia Stinger is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2020 Kia Stinger has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.036%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.2%.

We estimate that the 2020 Kia Stinger has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0418% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7745%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0418% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7745% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Kia Stinger is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Kia Stinger is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Kia Stinger offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features on the 2020 Kia Stinger can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. An active safety system that is standard on the 2020 Kia Stinger is Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA). Some safety features are optional on the 2020 Kia Stinger--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9367Cadillac CT5Ford MustangAcura TLXToyota AvalonKia StingerNissan MaximaAlfa Romeo GiuliaHyundai Genesis G70Volvo S60Lincoln MKZGMC AcadiaINFINITI Q50Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Kia Stinger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 93. The 2020 Kia Stinger is safer than the 2020 Cadillac CT5 and the 2020 Ford Mustang and less safe than the 2020 GMC Acadia, the 2020 Lincoln MKZ, the 2020 Volvo S60, the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G70, and the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is about as safe as the 2020 Acura TLX, the 2020 Toyota Avalon, the 2020 Nissan Maxima, and the 2020 INFINITI Q50.

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