2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Kia Stinger

2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Kia Stinger

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is sleek and chiseled with a chrome bar grille and coupe-like, fastback profile. It’s not a model we initially thought would be compared to sportier models, despite its impressive specs. It seems many are wondering what the main differences are between the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Kia Stinger.

When we think of luxury, we often think of sophisticated and elegance before outright athleticism. It’s not that premium models don’t also offer this, but rather than the styling of a sports car is typically much different than the styling of a sports car. Essentially, the demeanor doesn’t belie what’s under the hood. Some might say this is what distinguishes the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon from the 2018 Kia Stinger. It’s subtle.

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

2019 VW Arteon Performance and Features

There are some things that are similar between the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon and the 2018 Kia Stinger. You’ll note that the base engine for the Stinger is close to what VW offers, though it doles out just a little less horsepower. Both vehicles also offer available all-wheel drive, which many consider a must-have for performance models.

One thing that is distinctly different is that the Arteon offers standard DCC adaptive damping with multiple driving modes. The 2018 Kia Stinger has high-performance damping, but electronic controlled damping is only available on higher trims.

Because VW is putting more emphasis on overall luxury and comfort, the model naturally has more standard features, particularly in the category of driver assistance functions. The Arteon has standard front assist, blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert and keyless entry with push-button start. Infotainment includes an eight-inch touchscreen display with integrated Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink.

Considering the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon as your next vehicle? Contact us here at New Century Volkswagen for more details.