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Kia Stinger review – Don't be put off by the badge, the Stinger deserves your attention - Kia Stinger MPG and running costs

In its most powerful V6-powered form, the Stinger works as a real drivers' car. While the four-cylinder models are also enjoyable

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from £32,025
  • Great value for money, real fun and involvement to be had behind the wheel
  • Not a ten-tenths car, four-cylinder engines (both petrol and diesel) make an uninspiring noise

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.

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