2021 Kia Sportage

MSRP range: $24,090 - $35,250
4.8 out of 5 stars(17)
MSRP $26,145
Edmunds suggests you pay $26,982

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2021 Kia Sportage Review

  • Smooth ride
  • Spacious front and rear seating
  • Attractive dashboard layout with appealing features
  • Quiet interior at highway speeds
  • Lower fuel economy than some top rivals
  • Relatively modest cargo capacity
  • Slow acceleration
  • S Sunroof and Premium packages are no longer available
  • Nightfall Edition and Nightfall Edition Premium packages take their place
  • Part of the fourth Sportage generation introduced for 2017

The 2021 Kia Sportage is a small SUV that slots between the three-row Sorento and the compact Seltos. The Sportage shares more than a little with its corporate sibling, the Hyundai Tucson. The Sportage packs tons of features into an affordable package, with available all-wheel drive and a striking design that helps it stand out from the crowd. But in a very crowded segment, it rated lower on our list than all-stars such as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester.

The current-generation Sportage debuted in 2017 and benefited from a variety of updates for 2020. As such, very little changes on the 2021 model. For our full take on the ups and downs on the Sportage and whether it's the best SUV for you, check out our Expert Rating for all the details.

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The Sportage is a pleasing city runabout. We like its easy-to-use controls and value for the dollar. But in terms of real performance, driving refinement and fuel economy, the Sportage falls below what we consider acceptable in the class. It has some advantages, but there are just as many reasons to look elsewhere.
The Sportage performs best around town, where its ample low-end torque, smooth braking and nicely weighted steering can shine. But when taken out of its comfort zone, the Kia largely disappoints. Our Sportage test vehicle had the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. With it we managed a 0-60 mph sprint of 9 seconds, which is a poor showing for a small SUV with an upgraded engine. The brake pedal is a little soft, but it's easy to gauge the amount of pressure needed to bring the Sportage to an easy stop.

While the ride feels sporty, the suspension feels sloppy on twisty roads. Combined with numb steering and sometimes on-off power delivery, the Sportage reveals itself to be anything but sporty.
We like the supportive front seats that have plenty of adjustment and above-average heating and cooling capabilities. The climate control system quickly adjusts cabin temperatures too. The interior is well isolated from traffic noise and from road noise over bumps, but tire noise is noticeable at freeway speeds.

In keeping with the Sportage name, the ride is a bit firm and sporty. Around town, the suspension does a great job absorbing small bumps, but at higher speeds and over larger bumps, there's noticeable bounciness and rebound. It can be almost boat-like at times.
The Sportage's interior feels high-quality for the class and has some nice features, but the sleek roofline creates compromises. Drivers and passengers more than 6 feet tall may note a lack of headroom. The low roof makes the interior feel smaller than it is, and the thick roof pillars create a number of blind spots. Yet even with the low roof, it's easy to get in or out of the SUV due to the wide door openings.

The seating position offers a good range of motion, especially with the generously telescoping steering wheel, but taller drivers will wish the seat could go lower. Buttons are clearly labeled, but each panel features buttons of identical shape and size so you will be relying on those labels rather than finding controls by touch.
With few exceptions, the Sportage's tech features are top-notch. The logical and approachable touchscreen is user-friendly, and we appreciate the standard smartphone integration and charging options for front and rear passengers. The available upgraded stereo is among the best in the class. Navigation graphics are clean and crisp. But voice commands are disappointing — the system is easily confused, especially when you're trying to control navigation — and can't be accessed while using smartphone projection. A subscription to Kia's Uvo services, which our tester lacked, is said to improve voice recognition.

The Sportage's suite of driver aids works well, handling traffic without false positives or unsettling jerkiness. Only lane keeping assist has issues; it can misread lane marker lines and doesn't provide much steering assist to keep you within the lane.
Cargo capacity is average for the class. There's 30.7 cubic feet of space behind the second row and 60.1 cubic feet with the seats folded. The low cargo floor makes it easy to load items, but the the wheelwells intrude into the space. In the cabin, there's not much space for small items. We like the generous phone cubby, but the center console bin is on the small side, and the door bins are narrow. 

Got small children? The reclining rear seatback and clearly marked car seat anchors make fitting a child seat easier, but installing a bulky rear-facing seat will require moving the front seats forward.
EPA estimates range from 26 mpg combined for the base front-wheel-drive Sportage down to 21 mpg combined for the turbocharged 2.0-liter model with all-wheel drive. Neither of those numbers is a strong showing in a class where competitors can claim up to 30 mpg.

On our real-world testing route, the Sportage returned 20.6 mpg, coming close to the EPA estimate. Still, considering the relatively slow acceleration from even the turbocharged model, these economy numbers are disappointing.
Where the Sportage was once a standout, it's now caught up in the mix as automakers hone their value propositions. The Kia has a slight price advantage, especially if you place more priority on comfort and tech features than performance or practicality. But the real value proposition is Kia's warranty: The five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty are matched only by Hyundai.

Starting at around $24,000, the Sportage undercuts the base CR-V, but it's less practical and comes with a less desirable base engine. Our top-of-the-line tester came in at a bit over $37,000, which just undercuts the highest-trim CX-5 that offers better performance with similar practicality. For the class, you're not quite getting everything you're paying for.
The Sportage lives and dies on its features, and it really only shines as a commuter. It's certainly an SUV that feels good to get into, with its well-built interior and comprehensive feature set, but push it outside of its comfort zone and the veneer cracks. In the end, it's hard to do anything but assign a split score here.

Which Sportage does Edmunds recommend?

There's a long list of standard features on all Sportage trims, but the EX really packs them in for the price. This model adds several visual upgrades as well as some that you'll feel right away, such as the power-adjustable driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Kia Sportage models

The 2021 Kia Sportage is available in one of four trims: the LX, S, EX and SX. All models come with a six-speed automatic transmission and your choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

LX
Standard equipment on the LX includes:

  • 181-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • USB port
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone functionality
  • Selectable driving modes
  • 60/40-split folding and reclining back seat
  • Rear privacy glass

The Sportage also comes with a suite of safety features, such as:

  • Driver attention monitor (issues an alert if sensors determine you may be fatigued)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if it detects drifting without a turn signal activated)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the Sportage back into its lane if it drifts over the line)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)

S
Builds off the LX, adding:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels in dark gray
  • Foglights
  • Roof rails
  • Heated, power-folding mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)

EX
Makes several optional packages from LX and S standard:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with machined finish
  • Hands-free tailgate
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Gloss black interior trim
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear USB port

SX Turbo
Tops the range with exclusive features including:

  • 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Larger front brakes
  • LED headlights
  • Black roof rails
  • Navigation system and satellite radio
  • Harman Kardon eight-speaker sound system
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Heated flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather seats
  • Power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car ahead, even in heavy traffic)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Kia Sportage.

Average user rating: 4.8 stars
17 total reviews
5 star reviews: 82%
4 star reviews: 18%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, SX Turbo
Vernon Smith,
SX Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
I bought one; traded in my 2016 Turbo; don't try to sell me anything else. I've looked at infinity (had two and loved them) but for quality and value this is my choice!
5/5 stars, Beyond expectations
DB GaNung,
SX Turbo 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
2021 Kia Sportage SX Turbo, Pacific Blue with Beige interior package (really tan with charcoal edges, HOT! It has every smart safety upgrade, including the fact it can park itself either by backing into a slop or parallel. And then it can unpark itself. It has lane departure, but also will keep one in the lane utilizing adaptive cruise control as you go. Front and back avoidance and braking functions for the unexpected. On and on I could go. I agree with the other reviews about the interior and of course the spectacular panoramic roof (one touch). The glass all around is tinted fading to a lighter tint in front. The roof is tinted, doesn't glare as light pores in, feels cool and refreshing. The SPORT mode in driving as the Turbo to break out of the cage and be the tiger it is. Otherwise NORMAL and ECO modes feel just fine, more than enough power. While it may not be the very top it certainly comes in nice enough. Consider the paddle shifters on the back side of the steering wheel as a case in point, so VERY EASY to use. Infosys allows for every contingency in multiple ways to access. The adaptive cruise control drives, brakes, and adapts to the flow without a hitch, a major relief in itself. The lack of memory for the seats is a bummer but I can live with it. Even the thickness of the steering wheel feels just right. Easy vehicle to drive. 19" tires lend a sense of security and handling wherever I go. The back cargo space has a spare tire and other space when you lift the lid for storage. It also drops in the event of a taller than normal box. This is a keeper. I wouldn't get the AWD unless I needed it. The mileage is better around town than I expected, 24.5 mpg average. Max they say is 28 mpg on the Hwy. I wonder with adaptive cruise control it won't be better than that (slightly - maybe 30 mpg.)
5/5 stars, A bobby dazzler
Sew lady,
LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Do your homework as I did and you'll make the same decision. It ticks all my boxes for my needs and I get so many compliments. We live in snow county and this SUV is a dream on the roads
5/5 stars, Love my Sportage
Dawn Penn,
SX Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The Kia Sportage is a great SUV. It fits me and my four grandchildren comfortably. It has a good amount of cargo space in the hatchback. Great on gas mileage. Handles great. A lot of good features available. Great midsize SUV. I have had 4.

2021 Kia Sportage video

I'm Edmunds editor Brynn McKinnon and this is a rundown of the features you'll find in the 2018 Kia Sportage the Sportage is a well-equipped good-looking and comfortable riding compact SUV that comes with a strong warranty the base LX trim gets you respectable features for an affordable price but you'll probably want a few comfort and safety options fortunately the options list is short the mid grade II X is the sweet spot offering an upgraded entertainment system and more standard safety features like blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert the top-line SX comes fully loaded with a powerful turbocharged engine regardless of which trim you choose all-wheel drive is a $1,500 option you get 30 point 7 cubic feet of space behind the rear seatbacks witch trails class leaders by about 4 to 6 cubic feet while folding down those seat backs opens up a similarly modest 60.1 cubic feet the back seat is remarkably roomy for a compact crossover to six footers can fit without issue a second row USB port and 12-volt power outlet are standard on all Sportage --is there are three available entertainment systems with five inch 7 inch and 8 inch display sizes only the latter to support Android auto and apple carplay so be prepared to upgrade if you prioritize phone integration major controls are clearly labeled and easy to use and the quality of the interior gives an above-average impression for the class it's pretty quiet too you can get safety tech like adaptive cruise control lane departure warning blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert on any trim level [Music] kia sportage is top competitors include Honda CRV Mazda cx-5 and Ford Escape bottom line from its well-appointed and roomy interior comfortable and quiet ride and plentiful standard features the Sportage deliver strong value that makes it worth your consideration [Music]

2018 Kia Sportage Features Rundown

NOTE: This video is about the 2018 Kia Sportage, but since the 2021 Kia Sportage is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$24,090
MPG & Fuel
23 City / 30 Hwy / 26 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.4 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 181 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 175 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 176.4 in. / Height: 64.4 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: N/A
Overall Width without Mirrors: 73.0 in.
Curb Weight: 3305 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 30.7 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Sportage safety features:

Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist
Warns you if it detects pedestrians or stopped or suddenly slowing vehicles. Automatically brakes if needed.
Lane Departure Warning System
Warns you if the Sportage drifts out of the lane without you using a turn signal.
Blind-Spot Collision Warning
Monitors your blind spots and alerts you to other vehicles through lights in the side mirrors.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver4 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover15.5%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Kia Sportage vs. the competition

2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia Sportage

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Honda CR-V

Kia Sportage vs. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is the most well-rounded small SUV you can buy. It nails the crossover formula with a comfortable ride, a strong and fuel-efficient engine, and roomy interior. The CR-V also boasts excellent cargo space. Its weak spot is a glitchy and confusing infotainment system, while infotainment is a strength for the Sportage. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda CR-V.

Compare Kia Sportage & Honda CR-V features 

Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson

These two SUVs have a lot in common thanks to the corporate partnership between Kia and Hyundai. They share the same impressive tech and cargo space. But the Tucson offers more enjoyable performance, a more comfortable ride and more personality. If you take a Sportage and make it a little better throughout, you've got a Tucson.

Compare Kia Sportage & Hyundai Tucson features 

Kia Sportage vs. Mazda CX-5

The CX-5 is the undisputed SUV of choice when it comes to getting an upscale experience. Mazda simply nailed the steering and handling, which immediately sets the CX-5 apart in a sea of cushy competitors. We also like the premium interior and available turbocharged engine on higher trims. The CX-5's cargo space is about the same as the Sportage's, so neither vehicle is super practical.

Compare Kia Sportage & Mazda CX-5 features 

2021 Kia Sportage First Impressions

What is the Sportage?

The 2021 Kia Sportage is a small SUV that slots between the three-row Sorento and the compact Seltos. The Sportage shares more than a little with its corporate sibling, the Hyundai Tucson. The Sportage packs tons of features into an affordable package, with a striking design that helps it stand out from the crowd. And it's a respectable fourth in our rankings, behind the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester.

The current Sportage debuted in 2017 and benefited from a midcycle refresh for 2020. Changes include updated styling, more driver aids such as adaptive cruise control, and a larger touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. With this recent refresh, we don't expect any significant updates for 2021.

EdmundsEdmunds says

The Sportage isn't our favorite small crossover — it can't quite match the top-ranked Honda CR-V when it comes to a complete package — though it does offer a lot of value for the price.


FAQ

Is the Kia Sportage a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Sportage both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.2 out of 10. You probably care about Kia Sportage fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Sportage gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg to 26 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Sportage has 30.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Kia Sportage. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Kia Sportage?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Kia Sportage:

  • S Sunroof and Premium packages are no longer available
  • Nightfall Edition and Nightfall Edition Premium packages take their place
  • Part of the fourth Sportage generation introduced for 2017
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Is the Kia Sportage reliable?

To determine whether the Kia Sportage is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Sportage. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Sportage's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Kia Sportage a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Kia Sportage is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Sportage and gave it a 7.2 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Sportage is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Kia Sportage?

The least-expensive 2021 Kia Sportage is the 2021 Kia Sportage LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,090.

Other versions include:

  • LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $24,090
  • EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $27,390
  • LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $25,590
  • S 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $26,590
  • EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $28,890
  • S 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $28,290
  • SX Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $35,250
  • SX Turbo 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $33,750
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What are the different models of Kia Sportage?

If you're interested in the Kia Sportage, the next question is, which Sportage model is right for you? Sportage variants include LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and S 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A). For a full list of Sportage models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia Sportage Overview

The 2021 Kia Sportage is offered in the following submodels: Sportage SUV. Available styles include LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), S 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), S 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SX Turbo 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and SX Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A). Kia Sportage models are available with a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 181 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Kia Sportage comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Kia Sportage comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Kia Sportage?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Kia Sportage and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Sportage 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Sportage.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Kia Sportage and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Sportage featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Kia Sportage?

2021 Kia Sportage LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
26 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2021 Kia Sportage EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
26 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2021 Kia Sportage LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG26
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.4 L
Passenger Volume129.3 cu.ft.
Wheelbase105.1 in.
Length176.4 in.
WidthN/A
Height64.4 in.
Curb Weight3305 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Kia Sportage?

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