New 2024 Jeep Gladiator Updates, Models, Specs – The 2024 Kia Stinger is a five-door hatchback that has been revamped for comfort and cutting-edge technology. Although the Stinger is a member of a rare and quickly vanishing breed of rear-wheel-drive sedans, it makes a convincing case for their survival with strong performance, lots of flair, and a full feature set across the lineup.
The minor styling changes for 2024 Jeep Gladiator do not drastically affect the look, which is a plus. The bigger LED daytime running lights give it a more menacing aspect at night, but the design remains the same. Its dimensions, like those of a few current automobiles, scream rear-wheel drive. While some may claim that the bodywork is overburdened with ducts and flares, we feel this does not push the aesthetic into unduly crowded territory.
2024 Jeep Gladiator Redesign
The mid-cycle refresh of the Stinger has a more powerful base engine, an expanded list of available driver aid technologies, and a standard 10.3-inch touchscreen. Along with the GT-Line, GT1, and GT2 trim levels, the new 2024 Jeep Gladiator trim level has exclusive colors, exclusive black wheels, and black trim components. The Stinger fastback’s long nose and muscular tail result in a more distinct light signature on both the front and rear. While LED headlights and extended daytime running lights are now standard, the many air vents on the front and rear of the new 18- and 19-inch wheel designs remain intact. At the rear, LED taillights span the hatch more horizontally, and the quad exhaust pipes have been expanded.
The new variable exhaust system increases engine noise and output by 3 horsepower, bringing the total to 368 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine from last year has been replaced by a 2.5-liter turbo-4 engine producing 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque and sprinting from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. On GT1 and GT2 models, an eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels or all four wheels when all-wheel drive is specified. On the interior, ambient lighting and new stitch patterns have been added to the available nappa leather seats, as well as more chrome and black gloss detailing on the instrument panel. The proportions remain the same, but the automobile now resembles a mid-size sedan rather than a compact. This means power-adjustable, leather-trimmed front seats and rear seats that stay visible even though the roofline is sloping.
The spectacular beauty of the Stinger does not come at the expense of internal spaciousness. It earns an 8 in this category, with one point awarded for front seat comfort, one point awarded for rear seat legroom, and one point awarded for cargo space. We’d add another for the superior materials used in the higher trim levels. The Stinger’s 190.2-inch length puts it in line with larger sedans like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series, giving it considerable capacity in both rows. The driver’s seat is equipped with basic power adjustments, and both front seats provide sufficient support for minor bends. All grades have leather upholstery, while the GT2 adds nappa leather and heated and cooled seats.
While its roofline looks to reduce back headroom, it reclines sufficiently to alleviate claustrophobic sensations. Additionally, the 36.4 inches of back legroom allows passengers to stretch their legs. Behind the Stinger’s liftgate, there is 23.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity that is deep enough to accommodate a pair of golf bags diagonally. Additionally, the Stinger’s cabin materials are a step up from those seen in Kia’s other passenger vehicles, with metallic controls and soft-touch surfaces. It falls short of luxury standards, although it comes close.
The Stinger GT-Line gets a new engine, which shares its 2.5-liter turbo-4 with the K5 GT and Sorento SUV. The Stinger’s base engine generates 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 45 horsepower and 51 pound-feet over last year’s standard engine. The 290-horsepower K5 GT is a complete joy to drive, which makes one expect that the Stinger GT-Line, equipped with the same engine (and rear-wheel drive), will be as well. Unfortunately, this is not the case, as the Stinger GT-Line is equipped with a conventional eight-speed automatic transmission rather than the K5 GT’s eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission. Although Kia says the Stinger GT-Line accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds, the car seems slower on the road due to a sluggish push off the line.
This is in sharp contrast to the engine chosen for the Stinger, a 368-horsepower, 3.3-liter turbo-6 delivering 376 lb-ft of torque. It produces more low-end torque and has a different first gear ratio than the conventional engine, and it feels quicker than the 4.7-second 0-60 mph time implies. The top speed is a staggering 167 miles per hour when equipped with summer tires. The handling of the Stinger is accurate, and the ride is really pleasant. While the car is comfortable on curving roads, it is a little too hefty and lacks the agility of certain other sport sedans to be a track weapon. It’s a terrific car for daily driving and the occasional weekend canyon road adventure or escape from the usual.
2024 Jeep Gladiator Release Date and Price
The GT-larger Line’s turbo-4 engine begins bidding at $37,135, including $1,045 destination, a $3,000 premium over the 2024 version. On the other hand, the 2024 Stinger GT2 is priced at $54,535 with the twin-turbo V-6, an increase of $900 over last year’s model.