For those in the market for a rear-wheel-drive sport sedan, Chevrolet no longer has them covered. The death of the Holden VF Commodore subsequently killed the Chevrolet SS earlier this year—and there are no plans to replace it. Instead, Chevy will happily sell you a new Camaro.
But, Kia will also sell you a Stinger, the brand’s new RWD sport sedan. And they’ll lease it to you even cheaper than a Camaro. Cars Direct uncovered that Kia will lease the Stinger with its base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for just $299 per month with $2,999 down nationwide. Comparatively, the Camaro turbo leases for $7 more.
It’s significant since the Stinger costs more (over $5,000 more) and requires a lower down payment to drive off in one compared to the Camaro turbo. Chevrolet’s current lease deal is $289 per month with $3,899 due at signing. The effective cost jumps to $389 per month, while the Stinger costs $382 per month with the $2,999 down. Kia will also allow 12,000 miles per year, while Chevy will give customers 10,000 miles per year.
The cars aren’t direct rivals, but they both offer turbocharged four-cylinder engines with an RWD layout. For what it’s worth, the Camaro turbo makes more power at 275 hp versus the Stinger’s 255 hp. Could the Stinger persuade you over a Camaro? Talk to us in the comment section below.