When shopping for the 2021 Kia Sportage, drivers will find it offered in four trims: LX, S, EX and SX Turbo. While this gives drivers plenty of freedom to choice, some drivers might find it difficult to choose between the four. To educate drivers about the configurations available for this SUV and help them make their decision, we’ve put together a comprehensive 2021 Kia Sportage trim level comparison.
The base trim level of the 2021 Kia Sportage is the LX trim. Many desirable features can be found in this base model, including rear privacy glass, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a USB port, an audio system with six speakers, an infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen display and selectable driving modes.
The 2021 Kia Sportage S adds even more features and amenities for drivers to enjoy. While most of the features added by the S trim are comfort-oriented, some driver aids are introduced as well. Notable additions found in the S trim include roof rails, foglights, heated power-folding mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, simulated leather upholstery, a blind-spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert.
The EX trim level of the 2021 Kia Sportage combines many of the features found in this SUV’s optional packages. Feature highlights of this trim include a USB port for the rear row, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, gloss black interior trim, a keyless entry and ignition system, a hands-free liftgate, a power-adjustable driver’s seat and 18-inch alloy wheels with a special finish.
The range-topping 2021 Kia Sportage SX Turbo adds a new powertrain: A turbocharged, 240-horsepower, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine. This configuration also adds a large number of premium features, including leather seating, front and rear parking sensors, black roof rails, an integrated navigation system, a wireless charging pad, adaptive cruise control, a sport-tuned suspension system and more.