Kia cars with highest top speed

Top 40 fastest Kia cars in the world. Updated July 2021.

Top speed is, probably, the first performance metric that comes to mind when comparing fast cars.

Top speed depends on balance between engine power and aerodynamic drag - the more power and less drag, the higher the top speed.

High speed stability also matters, since too low downforce can lead to loss of control at speed.

In recent years high performance cars have been tailored for track performance, which, unavoidably, reduces top speed. Therefore the overall top speed is used less in supercar comparisons.

Despite this shift to increased downforce, modern supercars are faster than their predecessors - all thanks to dramatic increase in engine power over the past few decades.

# make & model Speed (mph)▼ Image
1. 2017 Kia Stinger GT 168 Photo of 2017 Kia Stinger GT
2. 2018 Kia Stinger (2.0L) 149 Photo of 2018 Kia Stinger (2.0L)
3. 2018 Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDI 145 Photo of 2018 Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDI
4. 2009 Kia Opirus 143 Photo of 2009 Kia Opirus
5. 2010 Kia Cadenza 143 Photo of 2010 Kia Cadenza
6. 2013 Kia Pro Ceed GT 143 Photo of 2013 Kia Pro Ceed GT
7. 2015 Kia Ceed GT 143 Photo of 2015 Kia Ceed GT
8. 2018 Kia Ceed GT 1.6T GDI 143 Photo of 2018 Kia Ceed GT 1.6T GDI
9. 2017 Kia Stinger 143 Photo of 2017 Kia Stinger
10. 2018 Kia Proceed 1.6 T-GDI 143 Photo of 2018 Kia Proceed 1.6 T-GDI
11. 2006 Kia Optima 2.7 V6 137 Photo of 2006 Kia Optima 2.7 V6
12. 2019 Kia XCeed 1.6 T-GDI 137 Photo of 2019 Kia XCeed 1.6 T-GDI
13. 2021 Kia Proceed 1.5 T-GDI 133 Photo of 2021 Kia Proceed 1.5 T-GDI
14. 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD 132 Photo of 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD
15. 2018 Kia ceed 1.4 T-GDI 130 Photo of 2018 Kia ceed 1.4 T-GDI
16. 2018 Kia Ceed SW 1.4 T-GDI 130 Photo of 2018 Kia Ceed SW 1.4 T-GDI
17. 2018 Kia Proceed 1.4 T-GDI 130 Photo of 2018 Kia Proceed 1.4 T-GDI
18. 2021 Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.5 T-GDI 130 Photo of 2021 Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.5 T-GDI
19. 2021 Kia XCeed 1.5 T-GDI 129 Photo of 2021 Kia XCeed 1.5 T-GDI
20. 2020 Kia K5 1.6 T 128 Photo of 2020 Kia K5 1.6 T
21. 2019 Kia Soul 1.6 T-GDI 128 Photo of 2019 Kia Soul 1.6 T-GDI
22. 2008 Kia Pro Ceed 2.0 CVVT 127 Photo of 2008 Kia Pro Ceed 2.0 CVVT
23. 2017 Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi 127 Photo of 2017 Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi
24. 2016 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 4WD 127 Photo of 2016 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 4WD
25. 2021 Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid 127 Photo of 2021 Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid
26. 2015 Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi 126 Photo of 2015 Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi
27. 2020 Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi 126 Photo of 2020 Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi
28. 2021 Kia Seltos SX AWD 125 Photo of 2021 Kia Seltos SX AWD
29. 2016 Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDI 125 Photo of 2016 Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDI
30. 2010 Kia Cerato Koup 124 Photo of 2010 Kia Cerato Koup
31. 2019 Kia XCeed 1.4 T-GDI 124 Photo of 2019 Kia XCeed 1.4 T-GDI
32. 2020 Kia Ceed SW Plug-In-Hybrid 124 Photo of 2020 Kia Ceed SW Plug-In-Hybrid
33. 2020 Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi 124 Photo of 2020 Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi
34. 2018 Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi 124 Photo of 2018 Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi
35. 2020 Kia XCeed 1.6 GDI Plug In Hybrid 123 Photo of 2020 Kia XCeed 1.6 GDI Plug In Hybrid
36. 2021 Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid 123 Photo of 2021 Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid
37. 2019 Kia Soul 2.0 120 Photo of 2019 Kia Soul 2.0
38. 2009 Kia Ceed 1.6 119 Photo of 2009 Kia Ceed 1.6
39. 2016 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid SW 119 Photo of 2016 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid SW
40. 2010 Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi A/T 118 Photo of 2010 Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi A/T

Sources

Quattroroute (1, 10, 24, 36), Auto Motor und Sport (2, 29), Autozeitung (3, 8, 9, 12, 15-18, 23, 26, 27, 31-33, 39), FastestLaps.com (4-6, 11, 22, 30, 38, 40), Auto Bild Sportscars (7), Auto.it (13), Car & Driver (14, 20, 21, 28, 37), Auto Bild (19, 34), L'Auto-Journal (25), Auto Plus (35)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 07/27/2021, last addition - Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid.