You're right on the point of sales numbers --- "decently" considers what this car's sales targets were, and according to Kia that volume is pretty much what was forecast. US sales are about 14,000 per year as you note, with another 1700 per year or so in Canada. It consistently sold better than the G70, and they launched a couple years apart. Compared to another premium sedan like the Acura TLX which moved roughly 30,000 examples per year, it sold much worse. Nobody in Seoul thought this was going to outsell the 3 Series, as it was more about brand building, at least in the U.S. As to the reference to the Accord 2.0T, the Honda is about 600 pounds lighter and that does help it handle just about as well, but it's a lot slower. Their interiors I'd say are comparable, but the Accord's infotainment system is a bit cheap compared to what you get in the Stinger. Accord is the better car for the money, overall.
I agree. Almost bought one but settled for the K5 GT line. Great car but the logo says KN. I thought they sold filters and the like. No one I have talked to yet has liked the new logo except for the 20 yr old salesman at the dealership and He will tell me anything I want to here.