Kia Sportage Performance and Specs

The Kia Sportage is quickly rising through the ranks as one of the most dynamic and capable models on the market. This model offers a lineup of specifications that will excite any commuter or adventurer in the communities of Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI.

In this guide, we at Feldman Kia of Novi will give you a detailed overview of the Kia Sportage's performance and interior specifications to give you a better idea of how it'll fit into your unique lifestyle. Read ahead to learn more!

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Kia Sportage Performance and SpecsStandardly, the 2021 Kia Sportage is powered by a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. This engine standardly pairs with a front-wheel drivetrain (FWD), as well as an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic® technology.

Together, this duo makes plenty of power while still achieving an impressive fuel economy. At peak performance, this standard powertrain pumps out a peppy 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque while still achieving an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway/26 combined MPG.1

For more capability on and off the highway, you can pair this standard engine with an available Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with a Locking Center Differential. This drivetrain is designed to give you the best grip possible on snow, ice, sand, mud, and pavement.


For more power and capability, you can opt for the 2021 Kia Sportage's available 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This engine, which works together with the same standard transmission and FWD, pumps out a whopping 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

With this kind of power, you'll be able to tow plenty of trailer weight. Properly equip the 2021 Kia Sportage and you'll be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds.


Kia Sportage Performance and Specs

Inside the 2021 Kia Sportage, you'll find five spacious seats. No matter which seat you decide to sit in, you'll have more than enough wiggle room with the following passenger area dimensions:


Front Row of Seats

Second Row of Seats


37.6 to 39.3 inches

37.9 to 39.1 inches

Hip Room

54.3 inches

51.2 inches


41.5 inches

38.2 inches

Shoulder Room

57.1 inches

55.1 inches



On top of all this space you and your four passengers will be able to enjoy, you'll also get enough space for all your cargo items. With all five seats upright and in place, you'll have 30.7 spacious cubic feet of cargo volume to use behind the rear row of seats.

Still need more space for your cargo items? Take advantage of the Sportage's split-folding capabilities of the rear seats to make the most of the 60.1 total cubic feet of cargo space.


Now that you've had a taste of what the Kia Sportage has to offer when it comes to performance and specifications, it's time to get behind the wheel and get the full experience for yourself. Shoppers in the areas of Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, Michigan, can schedule a test drive in this incredible Kia vehicle by giving us a call at Feldman Kia of Novi today!


1. EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.