Last year, Kia sold over 615,000 cars and crossovers in the United States, an increase of 4.4 percent over 2018. The majority of those sales were crossovers, led by the Kia Soul, Sorento, and Sportage. Its latest crossover, the seven-passenger Telluride, is also red-hot, selling faster than dealers can replenish their stock.
Unfortunately, the brand’s best sedan, the 2020 Kia Stinger, isn’t doing as well as it should. With its excellent rear-wheel drive platform, available all-wheel drive, powerful turbocharged engines, sexy good looks, and a luxurious interior, the Stinger is the brand’s highest-performance vehicle and has been one of our favorite sedans since it was introduced in 2018. Yet Kia has only sold about 37,000 in the last two-and-a-half years. This is a car more Americans should be buying. The 2020 Kia Stinger is fast, fun, and comfortable, and with prices starting in the mid-$30,000 range and topping out at about $54,000, it’s an incredible value compared to many of its European sport sedan rivals from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.