2021 Kia Sportage

MSRP range: $24,090 - $35,250
4.9 out of 5 stars(17)
MSRP$26,145
Edmunds suggests you pay$27,257
Low supply is pushing the market average above MSRP.

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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.


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 4.9 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.

Pros

  • Smooth ride
  • Spacious front and rear seating
  • Attractive dashboard layout with appealing features
  • Quiet interior at highway speeds

Cons

  • Lower fuel economy than some top rivals
  • Relatively modest cargo capacity
  • Slow acceleration

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.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Kia Sportage?

2021 Kia Sportage LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

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2021 Kia Sportage EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

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2021 Kia Sportage S 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

2021 Kia Sportage SX Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2021 Kia Sportage SX Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 Kia Sportages are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 Kia Sportage for sale near. There are currently 22 new 2021 Sportages listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $27,230 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 Kia Sportage.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

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?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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