34: 2020 Kia Stinger
It was not too long ago that Kia was considered a “bargain brand” in the automotive market. But the brand has managed to elevate itself tremendously in the last decade. While the Optima has gotten better and better with age, the Stinger is the pride of the Kia sedan lineup. You might wonder why Kia is entering the sport sedan race while the Stinger is more of a halo car to help bolster the brand’s reputation with young buyers. Kia hasn’t had a sports car in the lineup prior and this was a great way to introduce a car to a new set of buyers. The Stinger never fails to deliver a serious surprise around every turn.
Aside from the obvious exterior styling which is gorgeous, the Stinger also boasts a revised cockpit that is designed to swaddle the driver in comfort. If you’ve never been behind the wheel of a new Kia model, you’re in for a treat. The Stinger manages to incorporate upscale luxury with a comfortable driving position. The performance of the Stinger is just one of the strong suits and it gives the car an attitude that Kia hasn’t had before. The turbocharged engine is a great powerplant coupled with the beautiful exterior styling to make an excellent car. The Stinger is still a new concept for Kia, and the fact that it differentiates from the Optima is a great thing for buyers who want a unique car with loads of personality.