Wheels (Australia) - - Head To Head -

The temp­ta­tion to give the full-size sec­tor a sw­erve and step into the pre­mium ex­ec­u­tive class isn’t en­tirely driven by sim­ple snob value. A three-year re­sale value of 40 per­cent for the Kia Stinger com­pares to 57 per­cent for the Jaguar XE and up to 60 per­cent for some BMW 3 Se­ries and Mercedes-benz C-class vari­ants. These resid­u­als help drive down typ­i­cal leas­ing costs and help ex­plain why these blue-col­lar badges com­pete in a steadily di­min­ish­ing mar­ket.

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