Kia cars with highest top speed

Top 37 fastest Kia cars in the world. Updated April 2022.

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. 2016 Kia Cadenza 148 Photo of 2016 Kia Cadenza
4. 2018 Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDI 145 Photo of 2018 Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDI
5. 2009 Kia Opirus 143 Photo of 2009 Kia Opirus
6. 2010 Kia Cadenza 143 Photo of 2010 Kia Cadenza
7. 2013 Kia Pro Ceed GT 143 Photo of 2013 Kia Pro Ceed GT
8. 2015 Kia Ceed GT 143 Photo of 2015 Kia Ceed GT
9. 2018 Kia Ceed GT 1.6T GDI 143 Photo of 2018 Kia Ceed GT 1.6T GDI
10. 2017 Kia Stinger 143 Photo of 2017 Kia Stinger
11. 2018 Kia Proceed 1.6 T-GDI 143 Photo of 2018 Kia Proceed 1.6 T-GDI
12. 2006 Kia Optima 2.7 V6 137 Photo of 2006 Kia Optima 2.7 V6
13. 2019 Kia XCeed 1.6 T-GDI 137 Photo of 2019 Kia XCeed 1.6 T-GDI
14. 2020 Kia Sorento 2.5 135 Photo of 2020 Kia Sorento 2.5
15. 2021 Kia Proceed 1.5 T-GDI 133 Photo of 2021 Kia Proceed 1.5 T-GDI
16. 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD 132 Photo of 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD
17. 2018 Kia ceed 1.4 T-GDI 130 Photo of 2018 Kia ceed 1.4 T-GDI
18. 2018 Kia Ceed SW 1.4 T-GDI 130 Photo of 2018 Kia Ceed SW 1.4 T-GDI
19. 2018 Kia Proceed 1.4 T-GDI 130 Photo of 2018 Kia Proceed 1.4 T-GDI
20. 2021 Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.5 T-GDI 130 Photo of 2021 Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.5 T-GDI
21. 2021 Kia Ceed 1.5 T-GDI 130 Photo of 2021 Kia Ceed 1.5 T-GDI
22. 2021 Kia XCeed 1.5 T-GDI 129 Photo of 2021 Kia XCeed 1.5 T-GDI
23. 2020 Kia K5 1.6 T 128 Photo of 2020 Kia K5 1.6 T
24. 2019 Kia Soul 1.6 T-GDI 128 Photo of 2019 Kia Soul 1.6 T-GDI
25. 2008 Kia Pro Ceed 2.0 CVVT 127 Photo of 2008 Kia Pro Ceed 2.0 CVVT
26. 2017 Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi 127 Photo of 2017 Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi
27. 2021 Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid 127 Photo of 2021 Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid
28. 2016 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 127 Photo of 2016 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi
29. 2018 Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi 126 Photo of 2018 Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi
30. 2015 Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi 126 Photo of 2015 Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi
31. 2020 Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi 126 Photo of 2020 Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi
32. 2021 Kia Seltos SX AWD 125 Photo of 2021 Kia Seltos SX AWD
33. 2016 Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDI 125 Photo of 2016 Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDI
34. 2021 Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDI 125 Photo of 2021 Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDI
35. 2010 Kia Cerato Koup 124 Photo of 2010 Kia Cerato Koup
36. 2019 Kia XCeed 1.4 T-GDI 124 Photo of 2019 Kia XCeed 1.4 T-GDI
37. 2020 Kia Ceed SW Plug-In-Hybrid 124 Photo of 2020 Kia Ceed SW Plug-In-Hybrid

Sources

Quattroroute (1, 11, 28), Auto Motor und Sport (2, 33), Car & Driver (3, 16, 23, 24, 27, 32), Autozeitung (4, 9, 10, 13, 17-20, 26, 30, 31, 36, 37), FastestLaps.com (5-7, 12, 25, 35), Auto Bild Sportscars (8), SupercarLists.com estimate* (14), Auto.it (15, 29), Auto Bild (21, 22, 34)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 04/03/2022, last addition - Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid.

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