2021 Kia Sportage Review

2021 Kia Sportage Review | Strait Way Kia

The 2021 KIA Sportage at Strait Way Kia

At Strait Way Kia, we pride ourselves on being the ideal Kia dealership in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Also, we serve the surrounding areas of Cape Brenton and Truro. So, if you are in the area, come check us out.

The 2021 model year finds the Kia Sportage in its fourth generation of production as it continues its run as a top-notch compact crossover. This crossover SUV has excellent fuel economy, a high-class cabin, attractive styling, and a ton of tech features to make it stand out from many of its peers.

This 2021 Kia vehicle comes split into LX, LX S, EX S, EX Premium S, and SX variants. The base LX model is the only one available with both front-wheel and all-wheel drivetrains. Other variants have the Dynamax all-wheel-drive system to keep the tires optimally engaged with the driving surface. The LX and EX trim levels come powered by a 181-horsepower 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine tied to a six-speed automatic transmission. As the top-of-the-line, range-topping model, the SX goes with a turbocharged 237-horsepower 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine.

Interior & Exterior Features

The 2021 Sportage is a five-seater, with two rows of cloth-trimmed seats. The front ones have the heating ability, and the 60/40 split-folding rear seats come designed to expand cargo room if needed. For a bump up in comfortability, go with at least the EX S, which adds power adjustability on the driver's seat and receives a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel. Synthetic leather seats are introduced at the EX Premium S trim level. The KIA SX trim has comfortable features like its exclusive leather seats and power adjustability on all seats. Besides, as the performance-oriented trim, the SX is the only Sportage trim with features such as a D-shaped sport steering wheel, alloy pedals, and piano black interior trim.

New KIA Sportage Interior

New KIA Sportage Interior

New KIA Sportage Exterior

New KIA Sportage Exterior

Technology and Safety Features

Infotainment on the new vehicle uses an 8-inch touchscreen to combine elements such as a six-speaker AM/FM stereo system, a USB port, Bluetooth hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. A remote keyless entry system makes it easy and secure to access the cabin with a key fob. You would need to leap over the LX S to get to the EX S for a pad that wireless charges mobile devices and an upgrade to a smart key system and push-button engine, start for more convenient access and engine start. At the EX Premium S, the front passenger, in addition to the driver, gets automatic climate controls to create a dual-zone system. For absolute entertainment, go with the SX. It's the only one with a navigation system, a trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio, a charging-only USB port, an eight-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, and UVO Intelligent connected car services for executing safety. The SX model also has remote functions-such as vehicle locator, remote start/stop, remote door lock/unlock, monthly vehicle health reporting, automatic collision notification, and roadside assistance-from a mobile app.

A rear-view camera provides driver assistance on this Kia crossover for providing parking guidance when reversing at low speeds, as well as cruise control to help keep you at a safe following space. However, if a crash occurs, the vehicle can deploy any of six airbags, consisting of two frontal impact airbags, two front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and two roof-mounted side curtain airbags. At the LX S trim level, Kia introduces a blind-spot detection system to help avoid side crashes and a rear cross-traffic alert to watch out for vehicles crossing the path behind you. A lane-keep assist system and forward collision-avoidance assist are added at the EX S trim level. If you go with the EX Premium S, Kia adds rear parking sensors to the rear-view camera to provide audible alerts if you're getting too close to hitting something from the rear. Only the SX trim has smart cruise control with stop-and-go technology that uses radar speed detection to measure a safe following distance, front parking sensors. The SX model has a more advanced forward collision-avoidance assist system due to the inclusion of pedestrian detection.

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