Kia has gone to great lengths to win us all over with the new Stinger. As an attempt to dip into the luxury sedan segment, the Stinger offers a lot of features that rival big-name luxury automakers – that is, until you add the Mercedes-Benz C-Class into the equation. As one of the top-selling luxury cars over the last 10 years, the C-Class remains a popular option among luxury car shoppers who want everything from outstanding performance to eloquent interior features with only the most innovative technology. so how does the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 compare to the 2019 Kia Stinger? Find out here as we complete a full comparison between the two!
2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan
2019 Kia Stinger Base
|23 city/34 hwy mpg**||Fuel Efficiency||22 city/29 hwy mpg|
|9-Speed Automatic||Transmission||8-Speed Automatic|
|255 hp/273 lb-ft||Horsepower/Torque||255 hp/260 lb-ft|
The C 300 has a lot to offer, but we’ll start with the performance. Under the hood sits a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with a commanding 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. While it’s the same horsepower as the Stinger, there is more torque to go along with the 9-speed automatic transmission, which will give you more seamless gear changes than the 8-speed automatic in the Stinger. The C300 also edges out the Stinger in fuel efficiency** as well. The interior comforts and conveniences in the C 300 are a little better as well, with stylish touches from the genuine wood trim and a newly-available 64-color ambient lighting system. If you’ve had a stressful day, you might be especially fond of the available front power lumbar with massage feature too. It’s a free massage waiting for you in the front seat that can be used whenever you want, whether you’re on your way home from work or you just want to hide out in the garage away from other people and find your happy place.
The C 300 will continue to be a popular luxury sedan option in 2019, comparing favorably against other similar models like the Stinger. Learn more by contacting the team at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert!
*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.
**EPA estimated 34 MPG highway and 23 MPG city with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.