When you're shopping for a Kia SUV around Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle, Pennsylvania, you want something you'll feel comfortable in. Chances are, you're looking for a model with a spacious interior, tasteful design, and high-tech features.

As you'll find out in this 2021 Kia Sportage interior review from Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg, this Kia SUV checks all these boxes and more. Will it soon serve as your on-the-road oasis for everyday commutes and adventurous road trips? Let's find out.

Kia Sportage Seating and Trims

One of the most important things to consider when purchasing or leasing your next Kia SUV is luxury. Luckily, the inside of the 2021 Sportage can be customized to suit both your driving and personal needs as well as your unique style.

Features like Piano Black accents, race-inspired alloy pedals, and Metal Door Scuff Plates are all available to upgrade the premium feel inside, but this is only the beginning.

The Sportage LX, the base trim of this model, comes standard with woven cloth seats, which you can get in either black or gray. However, we recommend opting for the YES Essentials® Fabric Treatment if you go with this trim. These tricot cloth seats help protect from messy spills and stains, so they last longer.

The EX and SX Turbo trim levels, the following trims in the Sportage lineup, come standard with Sofino synthetic leather-trimmed seats, also available in your choice of Black or Gray. For a distinctive cool gray leather, choose the EX Sport Appearance Package.

Like the look and feel of real leather seats? These are standard on the SX Turbo, giving it a striking complement to the sporty exterior. Plus, they're available in Beige as well. Read all about the different trim levels offered for the Kia Sportage with our Kia Sportage trim levels review.

2021 Sportage Interior Comfort

Once you choose your seating trim inside the Sportage, it's time to get comfortable.

You can find your optimal seating position with the standard 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat. Or, upgrade to the available 10-way power driver's seat, which includes 2-way lumbar support. With more chance for optimizing your coziness, you'll really notice the difference this support makes the next time you head out for a long drive.

Want to add even more comfort? Then choose these available features when you're customizing your Kia Sportage interior:

  • Heated and Ventilated Seating: Available for the front seats, these accommodating seats can keep you comfortable all year long. Place it on the heat setting for chilly winter mornings or to soothe after working. In the summer, the three fan speeds help you stay cool even on the warmest of days.
  • 8-Way Adjustable Front Passenger Seat: Along with your powered seat, your front passenger can also personalize their comfort with this easy-to-alter power seat.
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat with 17-Step Recline: Not only can these seats be folded down to extend your cargo space, but they also offer optimal coziness for your rear-seat passengers. With 17 recline settings, customization is easy!  
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control: Everyone has different temperature preferences and with this available feature, it's easy to accommodate them. Set one temp for you and another for your copilot. This system also comes with an Auto De-Fog System to keep your windshield clear and an ionizer to ensure only clean air is what you breathe.

2021 Kia Sportage Technology

To make sure your drives are modern and full of connectivity, the 2021 Kia Sportage introduces some exciting and progressive technologies.

When you go to back out of your driveway or parking spot, a standard rear-camera display will help you see any objects behind the Sportage. This is shown to you on the standard 8-inch touchscreen display, which is found in every 2021 Sportage trim in the lineup. However, the infotainment systems change, the higher the trim you choose.

The standard system offers AM/FM/MP3 playback capabilities as well as SiriusXM® Radio, so you can take advantage of over 130 streaming channels. This option also keeps you connected with Bluetooth® calling and music playback that includes voice recognition, thanks to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

You can also upgrade to the top-tier UVO link system for more connectivity options in your Kia vehicle. Along with its additional features, you can also find other tech upgrades like:

  • On-Screen Navigation: Controlled by your voice commands, this innovative system makes it simple to get to where you're going on time every time.
  • Parking Assist: Equipped with front and rear sensors, this system helps make parking a breeze. Thanks to ultrasonic sensors, you'll be warned of obstacles for perfect parking every time.
  • Wireless Phone Charger: Skip the clutter that comes along with cords with this handy available feature. Just place your compatible device on the tray and you're good to go.
  • Supervision Meter Instrument Cluster with LCD Trip Computer: This system makes it easy to see all your vital driving information right behind your steering wheel.
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with HomeLink® and Compass: This mirror will dim the harsh headlights of models behind you. Plus, with the wireless HomeLink® feature, you can seamlessly open your garage door, access your security system, and more.

But the fun doesn't stop there. The Kia Sportage also comes standard with a 6-speaker sound system that includes four dynamic speakers and two tweeters close to the driver for crystal clear listening. Or, standard in the SX Turbo trim, you'll receive the Harman Kardon® Premium Surround Sound System.

This elevated audio system boasts eight speakers, a 320-watt amplifier, and Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology, delivering your tunes the way they're supposed to be heard.

2021 Sportage Interior Dimensions

Of course, all these comfort and convenience features are even better when you take into account how roomy the 2021 Kia Sportage interior is.

Inside, you'll find 129.3 cubic feet of interior volume for you and your travel companions to enjoy. All five passengers can enjoy ample headroom as well with 39.3 inches in the front, and 39.1 inches in the rear, when not outfitted with the Panoramic Sunroof.

If you do opt for the stunning sunroof addition, you won't notice much of a difference with a front headroom of 37.6 inches, and 37.9 inches in the back.

Your legs will have plenty of room to stretch. This is thanks to the 41.5 inches of front legroom, and 38.2 inches of rear legroom. So, go ahead and stretch out!

To ensure you and your passengers have plenty of wiggle room, the 2021 Kia Sportage also has the following interior dimensions:

  • Front Shoulder Room: 57.1 inches
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 55.1 inches
  • Front Hip Room: 54.3 inches
  • Rear Hip Room: 51.2 inches

Sportage Cargo Space

Along with the passenger space in your Sportage, even your cargo area has room to spread out.

When the rear seats are up, there's an impressive 30.7 cubic feet of cargo space available behind them. This is great for groceries, luggage, and more, without sacrificing seating space. Want to turn your Sportage into a cargo-hauling machine? Fold down the rear seats to nearly double the cargo volume to a generous 60.1 cubic feet. This area also boasts a dual-level cargo floor!

The cargo area is elevated even further with its extremely easy access inside. Thanks to the available Smart Power Liftgate, which senses your key and automatically opens the cargo doors, you can load and unload your cabin seamlessly.

There are plenty of other storage options available inside the Sportage as well, including:

  • Removable tray under the cargo floor
  • Rear center armrest cupholders
  • Front and back bottle holders
  • Overhead sunglass holder
  • Driver and passenger seatback pockets

Interior Convenience of the Kia Sportage

You have the space, tech, and comfort features you want in a Kia SUV, but what about an easy and convenient drive? The Sportage has you covered as well, incorporating amenities that make any commute a breeze.

Start by entering your Kia Sportage seamlessly with Remote Keyless Entry, allowing you to open your doors with a simple press of the key fob. Or, take advantage of the available Smart Key that gives you remote access as well as a Push-Button Start.

Then, adjust the tilt and telescoping steering column to your exact liking. This steering wheel can also include incredible available features like mounted paddle shifters, controls for hands-free calling and audio, and can be heated and wrapped in leather.

Other convenience features inside the Kia Sportage include:

  • Power outlets, auxiliary jacks, and USB charging ports
  • Power windows with driver one-touch auto up and down
  • LED interior lighting with delay-off mode
  • Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold
  • Center console armrest with storage tray and cup holders

2021 Kia Sportage Interior: See It in Person

Intrigued by the features and trims available inside the Kia Sportage? Read the rest of our Kia Sportage reviews and comparisons to learn even more! The best way to see if this Kia SUV will be the perfect fit for you and your family is to experience it firsthand.

Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg has several available on our lot, so contact us if you're interested in seeing it in person! We can't wait to show this incredible model to all Kia car shoppers around Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle, PA, so schedule your test drive today!

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