The Kia Sportage is consistently among the most popular small crossovers because it exudes sportiness and style. Sure, a crossover is about meeting practical needs, but consumers want to love their rides and have fun driving them—and this is where the Sportage excels. The 2021 Kia Sportage in North Huntingdon furthers that appeal with two new black-themed appearance packages: Nightfall and Nightfall Premium. You can visit our Kia dealership serving North Huntingdon Pittsburgh area drivers to see these new options, or call or contact Jim Shorkey Kia online to learn about our latest specials.
The dimensions of the 2021 Kia Sportage in North Huntingdon are in line with what you would expect from a compact crossover SUV: 105.1-inch wheelbase, 176.4 inches in overall length, 73.0 inches wide, 64.4 inches tall and a 6.4-inch minimum ground clearance. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard. The S and EX have 18-inch wheels, and the SX Turbo features 19-inch wheels. The up-level S trim upgrades the base model with heated power side mirrors, fog lamps and roof rails. The EX adds keyless entry and a hands-free liftgate, and the SX Turbo boasts LED headlamps and special roof rails.
The 2021 Kia Sportage in North Huntingdon offers seating for five and nearly 100 cubic feet of overall passenger volume. Front headroom is nearly 40 inches and legroom nearly 42. The rear seating affords more than 39 inches of headroom and 38 inches of legroom. The core cargo space measures more than 30 cubic feet, and you can fold the second row for more than 60 cubes. The base package includes an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system and a 60/40-split folding reclining rear seat. Options include leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats and zoned automatic climate control.
At our location serving North Huntingdon Pittsburgh area drivers, you have your choice of either standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. The Sportage has a strut front suspension, a multilink rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes with antilock braking. The SX Turbo is unique in that it features larger brakes and a performance-tuned suspension.
The standard powertrain for the 2021 Kia Sportage marries a 2.4L four-cylinder engine to a six-speed automatic transmission, which can distribute powers to the front wheels or all four wheels depending on your drivetrain choice. This engine makes 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful powertrain is exclusive to the SX Turbo. It features the same six-speed automatic but a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 240 hp and 260 pound-feet with front-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive version of the SX Turbo produces several less horses, which is not really noticeable in practice. Trailering equipment is available, and with it, your Sportage can tow more than 1,500 pounds.
The 2021 Kia Sportage has not been crash tested as of this writing. However, it is mechanically the same as the 2020 model, which earned five stars from the NHTSA and was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. All models feature the latest Uvo infotainment tech with an 8-inch color touchscreen. Features include a rearview camera system, voice recognition, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A number of driver assistance technologies are standard as well. These include a forward collision mitigation system, a lane departure mitigation system and a monitor for driver awareness. The up-level S trim adds a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-path detection, and the SX Turbo features an integrated navigation system and adaptive cruise control with full stop and go.
The team at Jim Shorkey Kia is proud to be your local Kia experts serving North Huntingdon Pittsburgh area residents. If you would like to test-drive the 2021 Kia Sportage, simply visit our location at your convenience. While we do set appointments, doing so is never required. You can also call us or contact us online through email or text for personalized quotes and much more. You can shop with us online as well. Our website lists all Kia models along with trims and options, and if you require any assistance, just click or tap the live chat button. We have team members standing by to answer questions, discuss specials, provide quotes, value trade-ins and assist with financing and leasing preapproval.
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