The stinger is actually on my to test drive list before I make a decision about the next car I have. My reservations about it: For a car equipped how I would need it, it is significantly more expensive. I like that for $36k you can have essentially a fully loaded accord 2.0 touring. For the fully loaded Kia you are looking at closer to $60k. Most people I know wouldn't bat an eyelash at spending $36k for a honda but would balk at dropping even $50k for a kia. If they had made the Kia with the 2.0 have close to the same performance as the 2.0T honda, and priced them equally for similar options, I might be willing to consider one of those. My current car has a liftback, so while I do like it, it's not necessarily a must have for my next purchase. The rear visibility is always compromised with a liftback. I do enjoy RWD and don't necessarily need AWD where I live, so the kia gets a plus in that department, but it's not like I autocross or track my cars so the real difference is negligible. While I do like the looks of the stinger, I remember driving kias not so long ago that basically fall apart after a few years, they still have a reputation for that they are trying to shake. Hondas to me have always had a better reputation for making quality vehicles than kia has.