New 2021 Kia Sportage SUV in red exterior color

The 2021 Kia Sportage is a five-passenger compact SUV that is getting enthusiasts excited. If you don't know a lot about the new model, you'll want to read our new 2021 Kia Sportage review. We discuss new prices, engines, interior features, exterior colors, safety ratings, and more.

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2021 Kia Sportage Release Date

The 2021 Kia Sportage release date occurred during 2020. You can purchase the new Kia Sportage for sale in Colorado Springs today.

2021 Kia Sportage Price

2021 Kia Sportage SUV rear exterior view in red color

The base Kia Sportage LX MSRP is $23,900. Even the top-of-the-line 2021 Kia Sportage SX Turbo starting price is only $33,650. However, there are mid-level trims, such as the S and EX models, with prices in between.

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2021 Kia Sportage Trims & Configurations

You can configure your new 2021 Kia Sportage with four unique trim levels. Here is each trim level, along with the starting prices.

  • LX: $23,990
  • S: $26,490
  • EX: $27,290
  • SX Turbo: $33,650

2021 Kia Sportage EX

The new Kia Sportage EX builds on the previous trims' functionality but adds a power liftgate, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear USB port, and a ten-way power-adjustable driver's seat.

2021 Kia Sportage SX Turbo

New 2021 Kia Sportage SX Turbo Trim

The range-topping Sportage SX Turbo comes with a more potent engine and includes a long list of upgraded features. New 2021 Kia Sportage SX Turbo models include an eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat, heated steering wheels, ventilated front seats, LED front fog lights, a panoramic sunroof, LED tail lights, park assist, adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, and a navigation system. Not to mention the wireless device charging, satellite radio, and a premium eight-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system.

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All-New 2021 Kia Sportage Nightfall Edition Package

New 2021 Kia Sportage S Nightfall Edition Package

New for 2021 is the Nightfall Edition package, available on the S trim models. It includes a ten-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a panoramic sunroof, LED interior lighting, unique badging, and black exterior accents. There is also a new Nightfall Edition Premium package offered on the Kia Sportage S trims, including push-button start, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, wireless device charging, and a rear USB port.

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2021 Kia Sportage Interior Features & Cargo Space

New 2021 Kia Sportage Interior

The five-passenger Kia Sportage has all of the room you need with a fancy interior to match. There are 30.7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the back seats, but that expands to 60.1 cubic feet when you fold those seats down. Standard interior features include an eight-inch touch screen, a six-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a USB port, Bluetooth, plus voice recognition.

2021 Kia Sportage Redesign: What Changed from 2020?

There weren't a lot of changes with the 2021 Kia Sportage. New Kia Sportage models are quite similar to the 2020 Kia Sportage. There wasn't a 2021 Kia Sportage redesign, but the Nightfall Edition packages are brand-new for this model year. Sometimes all you need is a refreshed exterior appearance to make the Kia Sportage all-new again.

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2021 Kia Sportage Engines & Performance Specs

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The 2021 Kia Sportage comes standard with a 181-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder motor, while the SX Turbo includes a 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-four. The base engine provides 23 city/30 highway mpg, while the turbocharged engine is rated at 20/28 mpg with front-wheel-drive.

2021 Kia Sportage Exterior Dimensions & Colors

The 2021 Kia Sportage dimensions measure 176″ L x 73″ W x 64-65″ H, with 17-, 18- or 19-inch wheels. There are eight exterior paint colors to choose from, including Black Cherry, Steel Gray, Burnished Copper, Sparkling Silver, Clear White, Snow White Pearl, Hyper Red, and Pacific Blue.

2021 Kia Sportage Reviews & Ratings

The NHTSA gave the 2021 Kia Sportage a perfect five-star safety rating, while the IIHS lists it as a Top Safety Pick. Automotive publications are also fond of the Kia Sportage, with Car and Driver pointing out the "upscale cabin, truly quick turbocharged model, refined ride and adroit handling."

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