2021 Kia Stinger  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#31 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#84 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Kia Stinger
The Stinger, introduced by Kia in 2018, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Kia Stinger is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Kia Stinger is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Kia Stinger offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2021 Kia Stinger include the following active safety system: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA). Some safety features are optional on the 2021 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).

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9271Ford MustangLexus NXToyota AvalonKia StingerINFINITI Q50Dodge ChargerAlfa Romeo GiuliaAcura TLXHyundai Genesis G70Volvo S60Audi A4Nissan MaximaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Kia Stinger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 92. The 2021 Kia Stinger is safer than the 2021 Ford Mustang and less safe than the 2021 Nissan Maxima, the 2021 Audi A4, the 2021 Volvo S60, the 2021 Hyundai Genesis G70, the 2021 Acura TLX, and the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is about as safe as the 2021 Lexus NX, the 2021 Toyota Avalon, the 2021 INFINITI Q50, and the 2021 Dodge Charger.

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