The 2021 Kia Sportage is a fun-to-drive crossover SUV with space for the whole family. The vehicle is designed for adventure and equipped with features to make it easy to handle. It also has space to load up with gear and the sturdy frame you need for long trips. This Kia model comes with a long list of entertainment and technology features that will make your drive convenient and keep you informed when you are away from home.
Take a look at the best entertainment and technology features of the 2021 Kia Sportage.
Infotainment Technology Features
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Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto
You can connect to the apps from your phone using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The standard 8-inch touch-screen display shows the icons from your phone so that you can access your favorite apps, music, and maps. Use the Bluetooth on board to connect your phone to the system and see all your information projected onto the screen.
Wireless charging comes in the higher Sportage trims, though the regular variants have multiple USB ports for connecting and charging devices.
Kia wants you to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel, so they offer the UVO link for hands-free calling and texting with the 2021 Sportage. With UVO, you can request the music you want and perform certain commands just by using your voice, whether you’re close to home or out on the road.
Use your phone to:
- Lock and unlock the doors remotely.
- Set the climate controls before you even get in the car.
- Find your car and get directions to it.
- Remotely start the engine.
- Connect to Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa so you can use voice commands to activate features such as the climate control and remote start.
In-vehicle navigation is also available with the UVO Link, and you can find your destination using voice controls. The large 8-inch touch screen will then display the map you need and provide turn-by-turn directions.
The Harman Kardon Premium Stereo System
The Sportage comes standard with a six-speaker stereo system or an eight-speaker Harman Kardon system if you bump up to the SX Turbo. This stereo delivers a 320-watt acoustic experience and has Clari-Fi restoration technology for the best sound. Clari-Fi analyzes the digital audio files in real-time and brings them to life so that you don’t lose the radio details in the digitally compressed music.
The premium stereo system uses the patented QLS, which separates the input sources and then redistributes them to the speakers. This technology delivers an immersive sound experience that you don’t get with the regular stereo system.
Smart Key and Push Button Start
The Kia remote start uses the Smart Key to remotely start the Sportage engine. The Smart Key has a remote range of up to 500 feet, which means you can start the car from inside your house or workplace and let it warm up or cool down before you get in. The Smart Key can also stop the engine from outside the car on command or lock and unlock the doors remotely. This system can even immobilize the Sportage, so it will not start without the Smart Key.
Kia Drive Wise
Technology is not only about entertaining passengers but also about keeping everyone safe. Kia Drive Wise uses smart technology to aid the driver to make sure they stay on the road and avoid collisions. Drive Wise includes systems such as:
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
Forward collision-avoidance assist (FCA) will alert the driver if it senses they’re rapidly approaching a decelerating or stationary vehicle. In addition, the FAC will automatically apply the brakes when it senses a potential collision and will even provide the driver with an audible and visual alert.
Blind-Spot Collision Warning
The blind-spot collision warning system uses sensors set in the rear bumper to alert the driver to an approaching vehicle in the blind spot. A yellow light flashes on the outside edge of the rearview mirror to let the driver know. If the driver uses the turn signal when there is a vehicle in their blind spot, the system will provide an audible alert. These are just some of amazing features that make the Kia Sportage the best choice for your next car.
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
The blind-spot collision avoidance assist system builds on the blind-spot warning system and applies the brakes when there is a potential collision with a vehicle in the blind spot. The system deploys the brake to the opposite side front wheel and provides a visual warning.
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
The rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assists scan approaching vehicles when the Sportage is in reverse. The system starts with an audible warning to let the driver know of incoming traffic. It also shows a visible light on the instrument cluster and the outside mirror. If there’s an increased risk of collision, the system automatically applies the brakes.
Lane Keeping Assist
The Sportage’s lane-keeping assist system (LKA) uses a front view camera to detect the lane markers on the side of the road. The LKA can sense when the Sportage moves outside its lane and will provide an audible warning and display an alert on the instrument cluster. If the driver doesn’t make a correction, it will use small steering adjustments to keep the vehicle in its lane.
Lane Following Assist
The lane following assist system makes sure the Sportage stays centered in its lane. Sensors monitor the lane markings and make adjustments to the steering when needed.
Smart Cruise Control With Stop & Go
The smart cruise control system will maintain a set distance from other vehicles in front of the Sportage by adjusting the speed. This system works when you’re traveling at least 20 mph and will automatically adjust your speed based on the vehicle in front of you.
Contact Huffines Kia McKinney to find out more about the technology and entertainment features in the Kia Sportage. We’ll schedule a test drive so you can experience it all firsthand.