The 2021 Kia Seltos has bold styling and unique looks. It appears to be a cross between the Sportage and the Telluride. It is offered in four trim levels and two engine options so there are options for all budgets. 2.0L and 1.6L turbo engines will propel the Kia Seltos through your favorite adventures. AWD is available with both engine options so conquering all weather conditions will be a breeze. The introductory engine is backed by a continuously variable automatic transmission, more commonly known as CVT and the turbocharged engine will be matched with a seven-speed automatic.
The standard engine offered for the all new compact SUV is the four-cylinder 2.0-liter that produces 146 horsepower. The standard engine is mated to a CVT transmission for extra smooth cruising.
There are no fuel economy numbers for the Seltos quite yet but we can assume they will be similar to its sister the Kona. For front-wheel drive models fuel economy could be as high as 33 mpg when equipped with the 2.0-liter. The all-wheel-drive model with the same engine can be expected to achieve similar fuel economy as one with front-wheel-drive. The front-wheel-drive 1.6-liter Seltos could see as high as 34 mpg.
A slight upgraded from the 2.0-liter the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine delivers a slightly more sporty experience. The turbo allows the 1.6-liter to produce a bit more horsepower over the standard engine option. 175 horsepower will allow for a more exciting drive. For a compact SUV, these numbers will offer a drive that will be sure to not disappoint.
Entertainment & Connectivity
The interior of the Kia Seltos is similar to other vehicles in the lineup with a few features unique to the compact SUV. The infotainment system offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you are always connected. Play your favorite music and manage everything through the optional 10.3-inch touchscreen. It has a screen-splitting capability in order to view navigation directions and change the radio station at the same time. Enjoy features like an available 8-speaker Bose audio system that will be sure to amplify your favorite tunes. On more equipped models you can find options like a wireless phone charging pad, three USB ports, and a 7.0-inch color guage cluster display.
Driver Safety Features
Remain confident on the road with Kia Drive Wise. Features include Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist-Rear. To avoid a collision the Seltos can apply brake pressure to the front wheel of the opposite side to maintain your lane. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist utilizes a radar to sense vehicles in front proximity and automatically apply the brakes to avoid a crash. Highway Driving Assist will adjust the vehicle's cruising speed when a vehicle is detected in front of you to maintain safety. Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance uses sensors to detect vehicles that may drive past while backing up. If there is a hazard the system with provide audio and visual warnings as well as braking intervention if needed. Lastly, the Safe Exit Assist notifies passengers when trying to exit the vehicle when the rear sensors detects a vehicle from behind.
Industry's Best Warranty
No company can compare to Kia's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Have confidence in your Kia with: