2021 Kia Sportage Trim Levels

2021 Kia Sportage exterior shot with dark red paint color driving on a dirt gravel road and kicking up dust

The 2021 Kia Sportage may be one compact crossover in a sea of similar vehicles out there, but the Sportage offers award-winning safety and modern Kia styling with the automaker’s reputation for initial quality. The model is split into four trims including one with a turbocharged engine and a long list of other great features.

If your eye is on the Sportage, you should know which trim is going to fit your lifestyle best. Some people need nothing more than the LX, while others might not stand for anything less than the EX. The SX Turbo has its own gravitational pull for those that want to maximize engine power, so if you are interested in the Sportage, use the table below to review some of the most prominent features of each trim.



Trim Levels

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LX 2.4L 4-Cylinder Engine Lane Departure and Lane Keeping Technology Auto Emergency Braking & Warning Technology
S Roof Rails and Skid Plates Sofino® Synthetic Leather Seat Trim Blind-Spot Detection Technology
EX Smart Power Liftgate™ Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control Smart Key with Push Button Start
SX Turbo 2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine with 240 Horsepower Leather Seat Trim Panoramic Sunroof with Power Sunshade

Trim Level Comparison Analysis

The low starting MSRP and the relatively extensive list of features on the LX trim mean it has already seen a lot of success. Of course, those who are willing to pay for more features will find great matches in the S or EX trims. Due to the turbocharged engine, the SX Turbo costs the most by far, but it’s a hard trim to beat in terms of performance, safety, luxury features, comfort, and entertainment. Although middle trims tend to be especially popular, that doesn’t seem to be the case for the Sportage, and since there isn’t an exact middle anyway, it isn’t a drawback for the other trims.

Other Features Available on the 2021 Kia Sportage

  • Wireless Phone charger
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist
  • Harman-Kardon® Premium Surround Sound System
  • And More!