2022 Acura TLX Type S vs 2022 Kia Stinger GT

Maus Acura of North Tampa offers a comparison between the 2023 Acura TLX Type S and the 2022 Kia Stinger GT.

2022 Acura TLX Type S vs 2022 Kia Stinger GT

You may have heard a lot about Kia's Stinger because of the unique name, but there's much to admire about the new Acura TLX Type S. Both offer impeccable strength and power, but one is arguably more fun than the other. The reliable team at Maus Acura of North Tampa is here with an in-depth comparison between the new Acura TLX Type S and the Kia Stinger GT.

2022 Acura TLX Type S vs 2022 Kia Stinger GT

Acura's Type S line of sports vehicles is specially engineered to offer the best that the company has in terms of performance. The TLX is part of this collection of powerful cars and the results are absolutely incredible. On the other hand, the Stinger GT offers much power but may be lacking in other departments.


Being a Type S specialty vehicle, the new TLX Type S comes with a very impressive 3.0L Turbo V6 engine capable of 355 horsepower which makes it a worthy contender. This particular sports car is built with quad exhaust outlets for a spectacular show, a chassis designed for high performance, an Adaptive Damper System for noticeable smoothness, and Brembo brakes for precise handling. The TLX Type S utilizes a double-wishbone front suspension for powerful grip strength, and the overall structure of the frame is lightweight yet rigid for a dynamic feel. And of course, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive adds to the driving experience by adjusting the power to each individual wheel as needed.  You can even customize your ride with 5 distinct drive modes:







As far as the Stinger GT is concerned, the standard engine is a 2.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder at 300 horsepower which is less than the TLX Type S, but you can pay extra to get a slightly enhanced twin-turbo V6 at 368 horsepower which is just marginally above Acura's contender. You could experience driving technologies such as variable-ratio steering, launch control, Brembo brakes, and a limited-slip differential, but you will need to upgrade to the GT1 to enjoy these dynamic features.


Safety Features

No matter the vehicle, Acura always has your back with AcuraWatch which includes essential safety features also offered in the TLX Type S such as:

       Collision Mitigation Braking System

       Road Departure Mitigation

       Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow

       Lane Keeping Assist System

       Pedestrian Detection

       Traffic Sign Recognition

       Traffic Jam Assist


Additionally, the TLX Type S also comes with extra features to help you feel more protected like a Blind Spot Information System, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and Surround-View Camera so you have eyes all around you everywhere you go.

Many of the safety features for the Stinger GT are available rather than standard and include Automated Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane-Departure Warning, Lane-Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control. These features are nice, but the TLX Type S provides more security.


The interior features are where the TLX Type S really cranks up the fun factor. Acura really wanted to show off this stunning performance car with cabin-centric enhancements such as ambient lighting with 24 different modes, a 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and an ES 3D Studio audio system with 17 total speakers. Even the materials that make up the interior are truly something to behold with authentic materials like genuine leather, natural open-pore wood trim, and real aluminum accents. The Type S specifically comes with full-grain Milano leather on top of ergonomic sports seats for lasting and unforgettable comfort. Every time you step into a TLX Type S, it's like being let into an exclusive party.

When it comes to the interior design of the Stinger GT, you'll find that it's a little less impressive in comparison. There is an available 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, but that's literal millimeters off of what the TLX Type S has. The Stinger GT does come with a premium Harman Kardon audio system, but it only has 15 speakers compared to the 17-speaker system in the TLX Type S.

Bottom Line

While some people may go with the Stinger GT just because of the brand recognition thanks to the plentiful amount of odd commercials that Kia likes to put out, the real gem is in Acura's TLX Type S. Amazing and adaptable power with a fun and exciting interior is tantalizing, to say the least, and the TLX Type S does not disappoint.

Ask Maus Acura of North Tampa About the 2022 Acura TLX Type S!

It's hard not to inquire about the 2022 Acura TLX Type S, and in that case, Maus Acura of North Tampa can answer all of your questions! Give us a call any time at (813) 535-6287 and our friendly staff will be glad to help you.


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