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What's New For 2021 At KIA USA


2021 FORTE

Changes to the 2021 Forte are features that were once optional equipment, but are now standard equipment. The GT Premium Line package adds available 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Other changes include:

  • Premium Navigation with modem, Harman Kardon premium audio, power sunroof and wireless charging are standard on EX trim.
  • Blind-spot Collison Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) are standard on GT Turbo with automatic dual-clutch transmission. GT MT and GT with GT2 package already includes BCW and RCCW.
  • Manual transmission GT models get standard Michelin Pilot Sport Summer tires.

And for the 2021 model year, Forte EX will come with UVO link available through the Kia Owner’s app. Highlighted features include:

  • Connected Routing to provide real-time and historic data for optimal routing.
  • Engine Idle Notification, which enables the user pre-set a duration of time to be notified if the engine is left idling, after which the user will receive a push notification.
  • 911 Connect & Roadside Assistance, which will automatically attempt to call 911 if your airbags deploy — or for non-emergencies, it can connect with 24/7 roadside assistance.
  • Remote Climate Control, which enables the user to pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin prior to driving the vehicle.


  • 2021 Sedona is a carryover model with no feature or spec changes. The “L” and the Venetian Red color trims have been deleted from the Sedona line-up while the Camel Beige interior color has been deleted from the “LX” trim.


All Trims

  • 7 PIN trailer harness (upgraded from 4 PIN)
  • Remote engine start “ON” button on the remote key fob


  • Nightfall Edition appearance package available on AWD with EX Premium package
  • LED headlamps are now included in the EX Premium Package
  • Black Copper now available as an exterior color


  • Black Copper now available as an exterior color


  • Nightfall Edition appearance package available on AWD and SX Prestige package
  • Sangria now available as an exterior color (with Black or Gray leather)

2021 SOUL

All variants

  • Standard Rear Occupant Alert (door logic type)

X-Line and GT-Line

  • New shock valves for improved ride

EX and Turbo

  • Key fob includes integrated remote start
    • Remote start is also still included in the UVO telematics system


  • Revised badging on grille, steering wheel and lift gate


S – Nightfall Edition and Nightfall Edition Premium

  • Replaces last year’s S Sunroof and Premium Package variants
  • Piano black trim pieces on front bumper, side sills, front and rear skid plates and fog lights
  • Unique 18-inch alloy wheels with blacked-out center caps
  • Exclusive Sportage badging across rear lift gate

LX, EX, SX Turbo

  • Carryover

All 21MY Stinger

  • Carryover from 20MY
  • Add red interior to V6 Panthera Gray models