11. Kia Stinger GT
One of the biggest surprises for 2018 is the new Kia Stinger GT. And most car enthusiasts are already crazy about it. You probably wonder how a boring brand like Kia could generate such hype. This Korean brand has introduced a genuinely good-looking, fast, powerful and affordable sports sedan. Basically, Kia has made the perfect BMW, since BMW has moved on to more luxurious, heavier and much more expensive models.
The Stinger has rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive, which is new for Kia’s non-SUV models. Under the hood, there are two engines. The turbocharged four-cylinder delivers 255 HP and the twin-turbo V6 pumps out 365 HP. Car buyers can expect the acceleration times to be 60 mph in around 5.0 seconds for the twin-turbo V6 version.
This is respectable for any model, especially coming from an economy car brand such as Kia. Of course, the Stinger comes with a nice selection of standard equipment and a long list of optional extras. Prices start at around $40,000, which is affordable considering that all comparable cars are much more expensive.