It will come as little surprise to learn that the 2.2 CRDi Stinger returns the most palatable fuel economy figures with a combined 50.4mpg and 154g/km of CO2. What might be more surprising is that figures in the 50s aren’t out of the question in real-world driving conditions, specifically on long motorway runs, though high 40s are more likely if you indulge in the car’s performance with any regularity.
Next up is the 35.8mpg 2.0 T-GDi, and again numbers in the mid 30s aren’t entirely out of reach. Once again this will drop – think high 20s – if you extend the four-pot, but neither four-cylinder model should be too frightening to fuel. The V6 might be a different matter with its official 26.6mpg, but early indications with our long-termer again suggest mid-20s are possible.
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All Stingers benefit from one of Kia’s main selling points for new buyers: a seven-year warranty (unlimited mileage over the first 36 months and then 100,000 miles for the remaining period), which will also make two- or three-year old Stingers fairly desirable for subsequent owners.