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2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Kia Stinger

Common comparisons against the Volkswagen Golf R pit the VW performance model against the Honda Civic Type R and the Subaru WRX STI. Other than those couple of models, it can be hard to find vehicles that accurately match up against the market and budget of the VW Golf R, meaning many matchups are repetitions from year to year. However, we aim to alleviate that sense of constant reiteration. Today, we’ll compare the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R against the new sports sedan from the Kia brand!

The Kia Stinger was first released last year as a 2018 model to much acclaim. As an affordable and stylish sports sedan, it was a new venue for Kia to explore and was executed well enough to earn the approval of critics and audiences alike. So, let’s see if its 2019 model can beat the likes of its Volkswagen competition. It’s the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R hatchback vs the 2019 Kia Stinger sedan!

2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Kia Stinger
2L Turbocharged Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2L Turbocharged Inline 4
288 hp / 280 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 255 hp / 260 lb-ft
4Motion® All-Wheel Drive Standard Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive
52.7 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 40.9 ft3


2019 Volkswagen Golf R Orwigsburg, PA

The 2019 Kia Stinger is a very fun sports model to drive around in. However, it’s still a bit less robust in terms of specs, features, and versatility when compared against the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R. Along with the information listed above, the 2019 VW Golf R performance hatchback model also offers the following advantages: 

  • 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 Seconds 
  • 7-Speed DSG® Automatic Transmission 
  • Spektrum Color Program 
  • Carbon Touch Interior Accents 
  • Leather Seating Surfaces 
  • DCC® Adaptive Chassis Control 
  • XDS® Cross Differential System 
  • Fender® Premium Audio 
  • Driving Mode Selection 
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit 
  • Dual Exhaust with Quad Tips 
  • Climatronic® Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control 
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers 
  • And More! 

To learn more about the Golf family of Volkswagen vehicles, browse through our online inventory and contact us for more information. Our staff here at the J. Bertolet Volkswagen dealership would be happy to assist with whatever automotive service you need. The J. Bertolet VW team can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania within Schuylkill County.