2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2018 Kia Stinger exterior front fascia and passenger side vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class exterior front fascia and drivers side

You may think that a luxury vehicle would have more power, technology and comfort features standard in the vehicle than a non-luxury vehicle. However, there are some sedans that come to surprise you by being able to go toe to toe with luxury brand vehicles. The 2018 Kia Stinger is among them. To prove it, we’ve taken a luxury vehicle; the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class, to compared to the Stinger. Let’s find out how the Stinger holds up against this popular luxury brand.

For this comparison, we are going to take a look a horsepower, seating, as well as some technology and comfort features. You’ll be looking at the standard and available features and specs of the base trims of both vehicles. This means you’ll see the 2018 Kia Stinger 4dr Sedan with the 2.0L 4cyl Turbo engine. This is compared to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4dr Sedan with the 2.0L 4cyl Turbo engine. Now let’s take a look at how the Kia Stinger holds up against this luxury vehicle.

2018 Kia Stinger


2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class

255 hp Horsepower 241 hp
Leather Upholstery Leatherette
Standard Parking Assistance Optional
Standard Heated Seats Optional

Advantages of the 2018 Kia Stinger

As you can see, the 2018 Kia Stinger actually has more horsepower than the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class. So, if you were thinking about getting a luxury vehicle for the power they have, you actually might want to check out the 2018 Kia Stinger instead.

This trend continues with the upholstery. While the C Class does have a nice leatherette seating, the Stinger has actual leather. If you are planning on driving to colder states, or are looking for heated seats when the weather drops a bit, then you’ll probably want to look at the Stinger as well, since it has heated seats standard.

Have trouble parking in tighter spaces? The 2018 Kia Stinger has parking assistance standard as well. It should be noted that you can get both heated seats and parking assistance on the C Class, but they do not come standard, so you’ll find yourself paying a bit more if you want these features.

Can’t wait to get your hand on this speedy vehicle? Come on over to Serra Trussville Kia. You’ll be able to take a look at the specs and features of the Stinger yourself.