How Powerful is the 2021 Kia Sportage?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at 8:54 pm
2021 Kia Sportage blue exterior front fascia passenger side driving on bridge

2021 Kia Sportage Performance Specs and Features

Over the years, many people have switched from enjoying driving small cars to joining the family of SUVs. This is due to enjoying a more spacious vehicle and SUVs improving their performance over time. Instead of being forced to choose between space or performance, SUVs now provide both. One model that provides both remarkably well is the 2021 Kia Sportage. In this blog post, we will be taking a look at the performance specs and features of the 2021 Kia Sportage. Read on to see how powerful this SUV is.


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Powerful and reliable performance for all of your adventures

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The 2021 Kia Sportage has two powerful engines available. The first is a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that is standard on the LX, S, and EX trim levels. This engine produces up to 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The second engine option is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that is standard on the SX Turbo. This engine varies in performance depending on which drivetrain is equipped.

When equipped with front-wheel drive, this engine produces up to 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with all-wheel drive, it delivers up to 237 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with an Electronically Controlled 6-speed Automatic Transmission Overdrive with Sportmatic®. Sportmatic® allows you to shift into a manual shifting mode for more control.


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2021 Kia Sportage available at Airport Kia

If you’re interested in feeling powerful on the road, check out our available inventory of the 2021 Kia Sportage at Airport Kia. After browsing our selection, be sure to schedule a test drive as soon as possible. 

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