This Sad Kia Stinger Was Squished By A Toyota RAV4

The Kia Stinger isn’t for sale in the United States just yet but one unit has already been involved in a crash in Washington, D.C.

Local blog PoPville received images from one of its readers of a grey Stinger that was squished by a Toyota RAV4 taxi in a bizarre and unfortunate scene, particularly for the South Korean sports sedan.

Jalopnik reports that the crash occurred after the Stinger pulled out from a parking spot on the side of the road, only to have an incoming RAV4 crash into its front-end and drive up over the hood.

While you could assume that some pretty severe damage would be caused to both cars in such a collision, neither have significant damage. In fact, the RAV4 only appears to have some dents in the bumper while the Stinger’s front quarter panel has been crushed and left with some of the Toyota’s red paint.

Fortunately, the Stinger wasn’t a customer car so a proud new owner won’t have to deal with the hassle of getting it repaired. Instead, it is a manufacturer car so Kia will probably just swap out a few parts and send it back out onto the roads.

Image credit: Paul via Jalopnik


  • baofe

    I don’t think this is what toyota had in mind when they said the RAV can go off road. That said, even with a 4000lb turd sitting on top of it, the stinger still looks good

  • BlackPegasus


    – Stinger looks great even when involved in a crash. 👌🏽

  • Bill Nguyen

    I guess taxi drivers are terrible everywhere in the world then…

  • ctk4949

    Im liking that cement color on that Stinger. lol

  • ediotsavant

    Poor RAV4.

  • Jonathan Garcia

    i didn’t realize how big the stinger was until i saw the side profile in this picture.

    • Infinite1


  • john1168

    Man that Stinger looks good! That light grey color looks great too. KIA needs to release what colors the Stinger will be available in, in the USA.

    • john1168

      The Stinger held up pretty well too. It appears that only the fender got damaged and not as bad as one would think.

      • Honda NSX-R

        Korean cars have come a long way…

        • john1168

          They sure have.

        • Infinite1



  • Steve S

    Kia just wants to smell Rav under carriage.

  • lapirk

    is that statham in the last pic? looks like this is a shoot for the nest ff series lol

  • AnaIvanovic

    If I didn’t know the Stinger was a Kia, I would’ve thought it was a new Maserati or Jaguar sports saloon.

  • Infinite1

    The Stinger’s a sight to behold even with the dent.

  • Anon

    I dont like KIA But that car is nice, Needs new wheels

  • Craig

    Even squished.. that Stinger is a VERY nice looking car!!