2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Kia Stinger

2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Kia Stinger

Few things quite express the difference in design sense and purpose in the automotive world like a comparison of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Kia Stinger. When the Stinger came out, it hit hard in terms of marketing for a sporty alternative to luxury brands. The model has an aggressive, athletic design and Kia tends to promote the model’s acceleration time in comparison to the competition. The purpose is clear.

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is, in many ways, competing similarly, but in a toned-down sense. Volkswagen tends to release high-end luxury vehicles that can equally compete, but in a mild-mannered way that is meant to be more classy and classic. Even if it can leave other vehicles in its dust.

2019 VW Arteon


2018 Kia Stinger

2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder Base Engine 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder
268hp/258 lb-ft of torque Performance 255hp/260 lb-ft of torque
MIB II 8-inch touchscreen Infotainment UVO 7-inch touchscreen
Standard Blind spot warning Available

Performance and features

Glancing at the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon and Kia stinger side-by-side, the design differences are obvious. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon has the appearance of a sedan that the CEO of a company might drive as it is at once athletic and refined. The 2018 Kia Stinger has more the appearance of a vehicle Kia hopes will be brought to enthusiast meets and flaunted. Volkswagen already has those vehicles available in its lineup. The Arteon is more of its executive offering.

This isn’t to say it doesn’t offer what the Kia Stinger does in terms of performance. Though it does not offer a V6 option, at least not in its introductory model year, it does pack a punch with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Performance doesn’t stop there, either, as 4Motion all-wheel drive is available and DCC adaptive damping is standard. Altogether, it’s not a model that should be underestimated or one that is anything like Volkswagen currently or previously released.

Standard features in the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon also flaunt the prestigious goals of the model. Highlights include blind spot warning, front assist, an eight-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and much more.

Find out about everything included in the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon when you contact us here at Volkswagen of South Mississippi.