The Sportage is Kia’s midsize SUV, offering and a great choice for drivers who think the Sorento is a bit big and the Kia Seltos just too small. With the 2021 Kia Sportage, you’ll get sporty style, excellent power and handling, luxurious passenger comfort, and amazing technology features. Pair all of these features with Kia’s newest UVO Link technology and fantastic vehicle warranties, and you can’t go wrong when choosing the Sportage.
As the name implies, the Sportage is a sporty SUV with a lot of sports-car qualities, like its strong powertrain and fun Sportmatic transmission. But you also get a bit of luxury when you step inside. Let’s take a closer look at the 2021 Kia Sportage.
Power, Handling, and More
The 2021 Kia Sportage has plenty of power with its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, but you can always upgrade to the SX Turbo trim that features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Both engines are backed up by an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission. Kia’s Sportmatic transmission allows you to easily switch between manual and automatic shift modes. This transmission is perfect for drivers who love both convenience and fun. The six-speed Sportmatic transmission comes standard on all Sportage trim levels.
Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are also available on all trim levels. The Kia Sportage has always been known for excellent handling and a comfortable ride. However, choosing between front-wheel drive or Dynamax All-Wheel Drive is a matter of preference: Front-wheel drive is more efficient, but all-wheel drive offers better handling and traction.
Spacious Luxury for Passengers
When you sit in the 2021 Kia Sportage, you’ll feel like you stepped into the lavishness of a luxury brand. With high-quality materials throughout the interior, the Sportage will give you a sense that this is an SUV with status.
The Kia Sportage also offers seating for five. Even the second row seats are designed with individual comfort in mind. Storage spaces for small items throughout the cabin make it easy to keep personal belongings organized and further maximize the Sportage’s cabin space.
All the Best Technology
The Sportage wouldn’t offer a truly luxurious driving experience if you didn’t have the technology to back it up, and the Kia Sportage offers many tech features as standard on all trims. This SUV’s 8-inch touch-screen infotainment center easily syncs with your Apple or Android device and allows you to quickly set up Bluetooth and voice control functionality. The touch screen also features physical knobs and buttons, which can make using the infotainment center easier.
All the above features come standard, so what more can you ask for with the optional upgrades or higher trim levels? Here are just a few highlights:
- Satellite radio.
- Wireless charging.
- Harman Kardon sound system.
Standard and Additional Safety Features
The Kia name is synonymous with safety, and you can expect nothing less from the 2021 Sportage. Many safety features come standard on all trim levels, making the Sportage SUV a popular choice for many drivers, especially those who have passengers or younger drivers taking the wheel. The Sportage’s standard safety features include:
- Forward Collision Warning.
- Automated Emergency Braking.
- Lane Departure Warning.
- Lane-Keeping Assist.
- Rearview Camera.
- Pedestrian Detection.
- Driver Attention Warning.
- High Beam Assist.
- Auto Headlight Control.
Additional safety features are available on higher trim levels or with upgrade packages. These features only enhance the overall safety of the Sportage. This list includes:
- Blind-Spot Monitoring.
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
- Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go.
- Parking Assist.
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors.
Nightfall Edition Packages
The Nightfall Edition and Nightfall Edition Premium packages have been added as options for the 2021 Sportage S. These package upgrades include beautiful black trim pieces in gloss, piano, or satin black along with special black badging. Upgrade to the Premium package and enjoy the technology features available on the Sportage EX and the EX Technology Package.
The Nightfall upgrades are designed to make your Sportage S stand out in a crowd while you enjoy the best technology features on the market, like wireless charging, UVO Link, and a Harman Kardon sound system to name a few.
Through Kia’s UVO Link and Kia Access App, you can sync your compatible smartphone with your new 2021 Kia Sportage. This feature is available on all trim levels except the LX. It will allow you to call for roadside assistance if needed and can even automatically call 911 for emergency response if your air bags are deployed.
The app also provides convenient access to your SUV’s climate control system, so you can turn on the heat or air conditioner before you get in the car. You can also use the My POIs feature to find locations via your phone and then your Kia’s navigation to get to them. If you’ve lost your vehicle, the Find My Car function will help you locate it through navigation in the app. The Kia Access App is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for even more accessibility.
Kia’s Legendary Warranties
Kia is known for its warranty, which is offered on all models across the board. The company debuted this new warranty in 2008, and every car manufactured since then has been backed by the brand’s amazing service contract. These warranties are sometimes double the length of those offered by other manufacturers.
What warranties does Kia offer? These are included with any new car:
- Limited Powertrain Warranty: 10 years or 100,000 miles.
- Limited Basic Warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles.
- Limited Anti-perforation Warranty: 5 years or 100,000 miles.
- Roadside Assistance: 5 years or 60,000 miles.
An Investment In Sporty Comfort
The new 2021 Kia Sportage offers many standard features that make it stand out in its class as a midsize SUV. If you’re ready to check out the Sportage for yourself and take one for a spin, stop by Huffines Kia in Corinth. At Huffines, you have a friend in the car business, and we’d love to help you into the perfect SUV for you.
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