2021 Kia Sportage

Original MSRP Range
$24,090 - $35,250
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
19 - 23 MPG City / 24 - 30 MPG Hwy
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2021 Kia Sportage

What We Like

  • Arguably attractive exterior and interior designs
  • All-wheel drive available at all trim levels
  • Gutsy 2.0-liter turbocharged engine in the top trim
  • Generous standard technology
  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty


Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.6/ 5


How Much Does a 2021 Kia Sportage Cost?

The 2021 Kia Sportage comes in LX, S, EX and SX Turbo trims. All-wheel drive is optional for every version, costing $1,500 except in S trim, where (for some reason) it’s $1,700. LX ($25,110) has 17-in alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, privacy glass, power-adjustable side mirrors, rear window wiper/defroster, rear spoiler, power locks/windows, air conditioning with rear vents, selectable driving modes (Normal, Sport and Eco), forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, 3.5-in thin-film-transistor LCD driver information cluster, 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, cloth upholstery, 60/40 split/fold/recline rear seat, front seatback pockets, cargo net hooks, luggage under-tray, dual-level cargo floor, three 12-volt outlets, 8-in infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth phone/audio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, USB port, auxiliary audio input, and a 6-speaker/160-watt audio system. This trim is eligible for a Popular package ($1,595) that brings a power adjustable driver’s seat, stain-resistant cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated/power-folding side mirrors, UV-reducing solar-control glass, windshield wiper de-icer, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and dual illuminated vanity mirrors. An LX with all-wheel drive and this package also gains heated front seats. S ($27,610) includes 18-in alloy wheels, fog lights, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, simulated leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails and heated/power-folding mirrors. As mentioned above, S trim qualifies for Nightfall Edition ($1,500) and Nightfall Edition Premium ($1,800, requires Nightfall Edition) packages. The former brings metal sport pedals, LED interior lighting, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, flat-bottomed steering wheel, black roof rails, paddle shifters, 18-in dark gray alloy wheels, and a rear Sportage badge (in black) that goes across the lift gate. The latter adds a self-dimming rearview mirror with compass and remote garage door opener, USB port for the rear seat, leather-wrapped shift knob, electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, and keyless entry/ignition. EX ($28,410) has a powered lift gate, solar glass, windshield wiper de-icer, keyless entry/ignition, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, heated front seats, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped shift knob, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an additional USB port for the back seat. A Technology package for EX trim ($4,560) includes leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof with powered sunshade, black roof rails, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, adaptive cruise control, navigation, satellite radio, wireless charging, 320-watt Harman Kardon premium sound system, front/rear parking sensors, self-dimming rearview mirror with compass and remote garage door opener, plus a compact spare tire. SX Turbo ($34,770) comes with the more powerful engine and sport suspension, plus 19-in alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof with powered sunshade, LED exterior/interior lighting, dual exhaust system, metal-finished front and rear skid plates, metal scuff plates, metal sport pedals, leather seating surfaces, ventilated front seats, 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat, heated/flat-bottomed steering wheel, paddle shifters, dashboard stitching, 4.2-in color thin-film-transistor LCD driver information cluster, electronic parking brake with auto-hold, black headliner, black high-gloss interior inserts, navigation, wireless charging, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, and front/rear parking sensors.

Sportage Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Sportage EX AWD$28,890 / $27,7334 Cylinder18121 / 256-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage EX FWD$27,390 / $26,2954 Cylinder18123 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage LX AWD$25,590 / $24,5674 Cylinder18121 / 256-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage LX FWD$24,090 / $23,1254 Cylinder18123 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage S AWD$28,290 / $27,1574 Cylinder18121 / 256-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage S FWD$26,590 / $25,5274 Cylinder18123 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage SX Turbo AWD$35,250 / $33,6644 Cylinder Turbo23719 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage SX Turbo FWD$33,750 / $32,2324 Cylinder Turbo24020 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Kia Sportage Safety

Is the 2021 Kia Sportage a Safe Car?

Every Sportage has advanced dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side-curtain airbags and dual full-length side-curtain airbags with rollover sensing. Anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, hill-start assist, downhill brake control, LATCH connectors, and a rearview camera are also standard. The driver assistance features in the base LX trim includes forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, driver attention warning and lane-keeping assistance. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is optional in the LX, standard at every other trim level. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Sportage its top marks in all the major categories and made it a Top Safety Pick. The Sportage also earned a maximum five stars overall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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5 Year Cost to Own

$40,921 ($0.55 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic5 Years/60,000 Miles
Drivetrain10 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Nightfall Edition
  • Premium Pkg


2021 Kia Sportage vs the competition

2021 Honda CR-V — The best-selling compact crossover in the United States. A great benchmark for refinement and reliability. 2021 Toyota RAV4Toyota’s long-running compact crossover entered a new generation only two years ago, providing more room, more equipment and more power than before. Every RAV4 comes standard with a full array of collision avoidance/driver assistance features. A hybrid version is also in the range. 2021 Mazda CX-5 Mazda always has a distinct edge in terms of styling and driver engagement. The CX-5 delivers the best driving experience in this class. 2021 Nissan Rogue — An all-new generation debuts for 2021. Top trims offer a partially autonomous driving system. Used Lexus RX — The RX has been the most popular luxury vehicle in the United States for years, so there should be plenty around. It’s a midsize, providing much more space than a Sportage. It’s super-comfortable and build quality is exemplary. Check out the Lexus certified pre-owned (CPO) program.

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