2020 NISSAN MAXIMA VS. 2019 KIA STINGER
- Available Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof (vs. single panel) – Maxima’s available dual panel moonroof allows people in the front and rear seats to enjoy open-air motoring with its very large opening. Stinger offers only a single panel moonroof.
- Zero Gravity front seats – Every Maxima comes standard with Zero Gravity front seats, which help reduce fatigue when driving long distances. Stinger only offers a conventional seat design.
- Remote Engine Start with Intelligent Climate Control – Maxima’s standard Remote Engine Start with Intelligent Climate Control allows the vehicle to be started remotely to warm or cool the interior prior to driving, and can even start the vehicle in defrost mode. Stinger does not offer this feature.
- Available Intelligent Around View® Monitor1 (I-AVM) – Maxima’s available Intelligent Around View Monitor provides views to the front, passenger side, and rear, and a composite view from above, to help enhance visibility when parking. It also provides visual and audible warnings if a moving object is detected within the displayed monitor image. Stinger offers only a conventional rearview camera.
- More standard safety features – Maxima has many more standard safety features than Stinger:
- Rear passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags2
- Standard High Beam Assist (HBA) (vs. available)
- Standard Lane Departure Warning3 (LDW) (vs. available)
- Standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert4 (RCTA) (vs. available)
- Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning5 (I-FCW) (vs. available and not intelligent)
- Standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection6 (vs. available)
- Standard Rear Automatic Braking7 (RAB)
- Standard Integrated Dynamics-control Module
- Intelligent Engine Brake (I-EB)
- Standard Intelligent Trace Control8 (I-TC) (vs. available Dynamic Torque Vectoring)
- Active Ride Control (ARC)
- Standard vented front and rear disc brakes (vs. standard front, but available rear)
- Standard LED low- and high-beam headlights (vs. available)
- Available tilt-down outside mirrors
- Available climate-controlled (heated and cooled) front seats (vs. heated and ventilated)
- Type-A and Type-C USB ports9 (vs. Type-A only)
- Available power rear-window sunshade
- Available entry/exit assist
- Rear Door Alert10
- Available Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement
- Available Traffic Sign Recognition11 (TSR)
- Standard Intelligent Driver Alertness12 (I-DA) (vs. available)
- Driver and front-passenger supplemental knee air bags2 (vs. driver’s side only)
- Easy-Fill Tire Alert13
- More front leg room14
- More interior passenger volume14
- Larger fuel tank14
- Better fuel economy estimates (vs. V6)15
- Longer corrosion (miles) limited warranty coverage16
2019 KIA STINGER OVERVIEW
Stinger is a midsize sport sedan, positioned between the Optima and the Cadenza in the Kia sedan lineup. It is offered in five trim levels with a choice of turbocharged 4- or 6-cylinder engines. Both engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic. Stinger is available in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive with and without Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control.
Stinger is a well-equipped, performance-oriented sport sedan, particularly in the higher trims. Maxima offers its own distinctive and sporty design, along with a long list of standard and available driver-assist and convenience features not found on Stinger.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 KIA STINGER
Stinger was an all-new entry for 2018 and carries over for 2019 with the following changes:
- Limited-slip differential on rear-wheel drive GT
- Sun and Sound package available on Stinger 2.0L:
- Blind Spot Collision Warning is now standard on all trims.
- The following driver-assist features are now standard on Premium and GT1 trims:
- Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning
- Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist systems
- Driver Attention Warning
TRIM LEVEL MATCHUPS