2019 Ford Mustang vs 2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Ford Mustang vs 2019 Kia Stinger

With its 2018 debut, the Kia Stinger came as an unexpected contender in the sports car segment from the generally mild automaker. Does the Stinger have what it takes to compete as a sports vehicle, or is it just another sedan in muscle car clothing?

To put the Stinger to the test, we'll see how it stacks up to a true American icon: the Ford Mustang. Keep reading for a side-by-side comparison of the engine specs offered on the 2019 Ford Mustang and 2019 Kia Stinger lineup.

2019 Ford Mustang


2019 Kia Stinger

$35,355  Starting MSRP $32,990 
4.3 sec.  Acceleration Time (0-60 mph) 4.7 sec.
526 hp  Max. Horsepower 365 hp 
429 lb.-ft.  Max. Torque 376 lb.-ft. 

Comparing the Engine Specs of the 2019 Ford Mustang and the 2019 Kia Stinger

The Kia Stinger features just 2 engine options across its 5 trim levels. At its base trim, the Stinger comes equipped with 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which scores the model 255 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Upgrading to the higher-level GT trims will get you a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 instead. Equipped with the V6, the Stinger maxes out with 365 horsepower and 376 lb.-ft. of torque. All Stinger models are limited to an 8-speed automatic transmission, depriving drivers of a manual option.

All Mustang engines are connected to a standard 6-speed manual transmission with an optional 10-speed automatic transmission option available. The Mustang comes equipped with a standard 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that brings in 310 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. This gives the Mustang a 55-horsepower, 90-lb.-ft. lead on the Stinger at the base trim level. A level up, the 5.0-liter V8 offers 460 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. At the top end of the Mustang engine lineup, the 5.2-liter V8 hammers out 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. With the Mustang holding a 161 horsepower, 53 lb.-ft. lead in max. power, the Stinger just can’t seem to keep up.