Fastest Kia cars in quarter mile

Top 36 Kia cars in 1/4 mile drag race. Updated June 2021.

The 1/4 mile time is global benchmark for distance-based acceleration. Originally used in United States as standard distance for drag racing, the 1/4 mile now enjoys recognition worldwide with German, French and Italian automotive press using it in instrumented testing.

The quarter mile drag race puts equal emphasis on traction and high speed "pull", with terminal velocities often exceeding 140 mph for fastest supercars.

Quarter mile is also short enough to suit lightweight sportscars which would get caught by heavier but more powerful cars over longer distance.

# make & model Time @ mph▼ Image
1. 2017 Kia Stinger GT 12.9 @ 111 Photo of 2017 Kia Stinger GT
2. 2021 Kia K5 GT 13.7 @ 106 Photo of 2021 Kia K5 GT
3. 2015 Kia K900 V8 13.8 @ 103 Photo of 2015 Kia K900 V8
4. 2018 Kia K900 13.9 @ 102 Photo of 2018 Kia K900
5. 2018 Kia e-Niro 14.8 @ 96 Photo of 2018 Kia e-Niro
6. 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD 14.9 @ 94 Photo of 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD
7. 2020 Kia Forte GT 15.0 Photo of 2020 Kia Forte GT
8. 2019 Kia Soul 1.6 T-GDI 15.0 @ 95 Photo of 2019 Kia Soul 1.6 T-GDI
9. 2018 Kia Proceed 1.6 T-GDI 15.1 @ 95 Photo of 2018 Kia Proceed 1.6 T-GDI
10. 2018 Kia Ceed GT 1.6T GDI 15.2 Photo of 2018 Kia Ceed GT 1.6T GDI
11. 2019 Kia Soul 2.0 15.2 @ 91 Photo of 2019 Kia Soul 2.0
12. 2021 Kia Seltos SX AWD 15.3 @ 91 Photo of 2021 Kia Seltos SX AWD
13. 2019 Kia XCeed 1.6 T-GDI 15.3 Photo of 2019 Kia XCeed 1.6 T-GDI
14. 2015 Kia Ceed GT 15.3 Photo of 2015 Kia Ceed GT
15. 2010 Kia Cerato Koup 15.5 Photo of 2010 Kia Cerato Koup
16. 2020 Kia K5 1.6 T 15.5 @ 92 Photo of 2020 Kia K5 1.6 T
17. 2009 Kia Borrego 15.6 Photo of 2009 Kia Borrego
18. 2016 Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDI 15.8 Photo of 2016 Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDI
19. 2018 Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDI 16.0 @ 104 Photo of 2018 Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDI
20. 2021 Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid 16.2 @ 86 Photo of 2021 Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid
21. 2018 Kia ceed 1.4 T-GDI 16.3 Photo of 2018 Kia ceed 1.4 T-GDI
22. 2019 Kia XCeed 1.4 T-GDI 16.4 Photo of 2019 Kia XCeed 1.4 T-GDI
23. 2010 Kia Soul Sport 2.0 16.4 Photo of 2010 Kia Soul Sport 2.0
24. 2006 Kia Sedona 16.5 Photo of 2006 Kia Sedona
25. 2016 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 4WD 16.5 Photo of 2016 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 4WD
26. 2021 Kia Seltos S 16.5 @ 85 Photo of 2021 Kia Seltos S
27. 2018 Kia Ceed SW 1.4 T-GDI 16.6 Photo of 2018 Kia Ceed SW 1.4 T-GDI
28. 2018 Kia Stinger (2.0L) 17.1 @ 99 Photo of 2018 Kia Stinger (2.0L)
29. 2017 Kia Rio 17.1 Photo of 2017 Kia Rio
30. 2020 Kia XCeed 1.6 GDI Plug In Hybrid 17.1 Photo of 2020 Kia XCeed 1.6 GDI Plug In Hybrid
31. 2017 Kia Stonic 1.0 T-GDI 120 17.2 Photo of 2017 Kia Stonic 1.0 T-GDI 120
32. 2020 Kia Ceed SW Plug-In-Hybrid 17.2 Photo of 2020 Kia Ceed SW Plug-In-Hybrid
33. 2017 Kia Niro 17.3 Photo of 2017 Kia Niro
34. 2008 Kia Pro Ceed 2.0 CVVT 17.6 @ 90 Photo of 2008 Kia Pro Ceed 2.0 CVVT
35. 2017 Kia Picanto 1.2 18.7 Photo of 2017 Kia Picanto 1.2
36. 2017 Kia Stonic 1.4 19.2 @ 73 Photo of 2017 Kia Stonic 1.4

Sources

Car & Driver (1, 2, 6-8, 12, 16), FastestLaps.com (3, 15, 17, 23, 24, 36), Motortrend (4, 5, 11, 26), Quattroroute (9), Auto Bild Sportscars (10, 14), Auto Motor und Sport (13, 18, 21, 22, 25, 27, 29-33, 35), SupercarLists.com estimate* (19, 28, 34), Auto.it (20)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 06/03/2021, last addition - Kia Stonic 1.4.

*Estimates are based on factual test results from reputable sources.