Sedans do not promote like they used to, however that hasn’t stopped both Hyundai or Kia from making them. And boy, has it made some scorching ones. The Kia Stinger GT and Hyundai Elantra N are two potent vehicles which are fairly completely different beneath the hood, however a brand new Sam CarLegion YouTube video discovers how completely different they don’t seem to be.
The Kia Stinger GT is the beast between the 2, packing a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine that makes 365 horsepower (272 kilowatts) and 376 pound-feet (506 Newton-meters) of torque. It additionally has the benefit of powering all 4 wheels, however the bigger automotive is about 700 kilos heavier than the front-wheel-drive Elantra N. It solely has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 276 hp (205 kW) and 289 lb-ft (391 Nm) of torque. Nevertheless, the Elantra can pump out as much as 286 hp (213 kW) for a couple of seconds for an additional little bit of oomph.
Because of the GT’s AWD, the primary race begins with the Stinger getting a large lead forward of the Elantra. Nevertheless, as soon as the Elantra N will get going, it retains tempo with the bigger Stinger, even gaining on it simply earlier than crossing the end line. The Elantra struggled for traction off the road, solely powering its entrance two wheels, but it surely did not end far behind the Stinger.
The Stinger has a late begin with the next rolling race, leaving the Elantra to win with a big lead. The second rolling race is way more illustrative. The Stinger will get a greater begin, however it will probably’t draw back from the Elantra. As a substitute, the 2 cross the end line on the similar time, although the Stinger was starting to drag away on the finish.
Their specs do not line up, however that modifications on the race observe, even when the Stinger GT has the benefit. Luxurious automakers typically supply fun-to-drive sedans, so having extra mainstream choices is good. Sadly, folks aren’t shopping for them, so if you wish to stand out from the crossover crowd, here is a enjoyable pair of vehicles price trying out.