2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Sportage

The Kia Seltos is the latest model from Kia. It comes with a unique style and offers a wonderful crossover alternative in the already extensive Kia crossover and SUV lineup. The model slots in just above the Soul but still below the Sportage in terms of price. You can try a new 2021 Kia Seltos in Bridgewater, NJ at Bridgewater Kia. We have several new Seltos models in stock, and you can check them out now by clicking the link below. Otherwise, you can keep reading to learn more about everything that this model has to offer and how it compares to the 2020 Soul.

2021 Kia Seltos


2020 Kia Soul

$21,990 Base MSRP $17,490
Available (Standard on Most Trims) AWD Not Available
26.6 Cubic-Feet Rear Cargo Volume 24.2 Cubic-Feet
5 Passengers Seating 5 Passengers

Features of the 2021 Kia Seltos

In all, there are five trim levels available for the 2021 Kia Seltos. The lineup begins with the LX and goes up from there with the S, EX, S Turbo, and the top SX Turbo. The first three trim levels get a 2.0-liter engine that can provide 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. This engine is coupled with an intelligent variable transmission to provide up to 29-city and 34-highway mpg. However, this is in front-wheel drive, which is only available on the S trim. All other trims come with AWD standard, and AWD with this engine and transmission still gives you an impressive 27-city mpg and 31-highway mpg.

The top two trims, as their names imply, come with a turbo engine. This 1.6-liter turbocharged powerplant can produce 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. This engine is attached to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission distributing power to the all-wheel-drive system and still providing 25-city mpg and 30-highway mpg.

When it comes to tech, the Seltos has a lot of available and standard features. Standard, the Seltos gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with power windows, remote keyless entry, and more. On higher trims, you can get SOFINO seating, heated front seats, forward collision avoidance, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, high beam assist, driver attention warning, radar cruise control, and more.