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Kia Stinger
2021 Kia Stinger
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$33,090
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.3
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Mazda 6 Sedan
2021 Mazda 6 Sedan
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$24,325
Starting Price (MSRP)
N/A
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Volkswagen Passat
2021 Volkswagen Passat
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$23,995
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.9
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
14.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
255 hp @ 6200 rpm
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
174 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
206 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.7 ft
36.7 ft
36.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
17" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
17" x 7.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
P225/55VR17
P215/55HR17
Rear Tire
P225/45HR18
P225/55VR17
P215/55HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
25 MPG
29 MPG
28 MPG
City
22 MPG
26 MPG
24 MPG
Highway
29 MPG
35 MPG
36 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 Tons/yr
6.2 Tons/yr
6.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
16.4 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
349.8 miles
426.4 miles
444 miles
Cruising Range Highway
461.1 miles
574 miles
666 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
190.2 in
192.7 in
193.6 in
Height
55.1 in
57.1 in
58 in
Max Width
73.6 in
72.4 in
72.2 in
Front Width
62.8 in
62.4 in
62.1 in
Rear Width
64.8 in
62 in
61 in
Wheelbase
114.4 in
111.4 in
110.4 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
6.5 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.6 in
42.2 in
42.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.3 in
38.4 in
38.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.4 in
55.9 in
56.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.5 in
53.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.4 in
38.7 in
39.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37 in
37.1 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
55.1 in
57 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56.1 in
53.5 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,611 lbs
3,437 lbs
3,325 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
14.7 ft³
15.9 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Micro Blue
  • Panthera Metal
  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Ceramic Silver
  • HiChroma Red
  • Snow White Pearl
N/A
Aurora Red Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Optional
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles