Compare 2021 Hyundai Accent vs 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Hyundai Accent
2021 Kia Seltos
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Limited Sedan IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accent Limited Sedan IVT 33 41 $18,929 $19,500
Accent SE Sedan IVT 33 41 $16,080 $16,495
Accent SE Sedan Manual 29 39 $15,024 $15,395
Accent SEL Sedan IVT 33 41 $17,267 $17,750
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EX IVT AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Seltos EX IVT AWD 27 31 $24,502 $25,390
Seltos LX IVT AWD 27 31 $21,221 $21,990
Seltos S DCT AWD 25 30 $24,695 $25,590
Seltos S IVT AWD 27 31 $22,765 $23,590
Seltos S IVT FWD 29 34 $21,221 $21,990
Seltos SX DCT AWD 25 30 $26,731 $27,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,929
$24,502
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,500
$25,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$423 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Hyundai Accent is cheap and cheerful, but chintzy on safety. The 2021 Kia Seltos combines the practicality of the hatchback Soul in a larger package with the automaker’s low price and superlative warranty.
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Fuel Economy
City
33 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 38
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 172
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 63.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
101.6 103.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 62.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 26.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 26.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 12
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/45HR17 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45HR17 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2679 3087
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
113 @ 4500 132 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6300 146 @ 6200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 27
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 2.68 - 0.39
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.45 6.05
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.82
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Accent Kia Seltos
Body Style
Sedan Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 6.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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