Here’s great news for car enthusiasts on a budget: the Kia Stinger GT is already becoming a bit of a used car bargain. A brand-new Stinger GT starts at $40,000 with no options, while a desirable "GT2" model is $51,000 with shipping and before options. But if you buy used, you can get a much better deal for the Stinger GT, which uses Kia’s impressive 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 with 365 horsepower.
First off, it’s worth noting that the Stinger is, like all Kia models, offered with Kia’s certified pre-owned warranty, meaning you can get a used one with the same 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty as a new model — and a similar bumper-to-bumper warranty, too. Although there are only 44 certified pre-owned Kia Stinger models in dealership inventories as I write this, that number will only increase as more of these get out in the world — and, of course, as values go down.
Narrowing the search to the fully-equipped GT2 model, however, really shows you what a bargain the Stinger is. There are just 12 certified pre-owned Stinger GT2 models on Autotrader, but the cheapest ones are under $40,000 with around 9,000 miles — meaning you get the same warranty as a new model, you get a vehicle that’s only been out a year, and you pay the "base-level" new car price for a fully-equipped example. It’s a bargain.
And, indeed, it’s such a bargain that there isn’t a single certified pre-owned Stinger GT2 on Autotrader right now for more than $43,000, which — again — is a big discount from new. As buyers gravitate towards SUVs, sedans seem to be depreciating quicker than usual — and that’s good news for shoppers who want to pick up a Kia Stinger on the used market.