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Kia Stinger hatchback (2018-2022) review - Practicality & boot space

A spacious interior for long trips, but rivals have bigger boots

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3.2 out of 5

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Practicality & boot space Rating

3.5 out of 5

The Kia Stinger is a spacious ‘fastback’ with just about enough boot space and some practical touches dotted around the interior. Its tailgate includes the rear window, so the car is a lot more versatile and easy to load than a BMW 3 Series saloon. That makes up for the fact that the Stinger has a slightly smaller boot than rivals.

Kia Stinger interior space & storage

There’s plenty of space in the Stinger for the driver and front-seat passenger, and you should be able to find your preferred driving position thanks to power-adjustable memory front seats and electric adjustment for the rake and reach of the steering wheel.

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The rear seats offer adequate legroom for even taller adults but those same passengers will suffer slightly in the headroom department because of the coupe roofline. Low-mounted front seats mean there isn’t too much foot room underneath. The centre console incorporates a tray for wireless phone charging.

Boot space

The Kia Stinger has a 406-litre boot. Although very usable in its own right, it’s significantly down on the 480-litre boots of the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. The Stinger’s boot is at least made a little more practical by the powered tailgate that comes as standard, plus the split-folding rear seats help with the loading of longer items. Kia has also ensured the car has a low boot lip, which will make it easy to load bulkier or heavy things.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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