Compare 2021 Jeep Compass vs 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Jeep Compass
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80th Anniversary 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Compass 80th Anniversary 4x4 22 30 $29,551 $30,195
Compass 80th Anniversary FWD 22 31 $28,126 $28,695
Compass Altitude 4x4 22 30 $27,394 $27,925
Compass Altitude FWD 22 31 $25,969 $26,425
Compass Freedom 4x4 22 30 $25,690 $25,995
Compass Latitude 4x4 22 30 $27,394 $27,925
Compass Latitude FWD 22 31 $25,969 $26,425
Compass Limited 4x4 22 30 $30,691 $31,395
Compass Limited FWD 22 31 $29,266 $29,895
Compass Sport 4x4 22 30 $25,690 $25,995
Compass Sport FWD 22 31 $24,258 $24,495
Compass Trailhawk 4x4 22 30 $30,691 $31,395
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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
$29,551
$24,502
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,195
$25,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$423 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Jeep Compass skimps on safety and seat comfort, but delivers crossover utility in a compact footprint. 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
22 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
64.8 63.6
Liftover Height (in)
29.7 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 103.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 62
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
173 172
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.2 26.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.2 26.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
42.1 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
59.8 62.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR19 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TPS NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR19 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPS NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3327 3087
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3900 132 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EDE NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6400 146 @ 6200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 6.05
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
9 1
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 -
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 2.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 -
Trans Order Code
DFH NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 2.68 - 0.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Compass Kia Seltos
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 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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2021 Jeep Compass
  • 2021 Compass still arriving
  • Lease: From $406 for 36 months
  • Rebates: No cash offers this month
  • Finance: From 3.08% APR for 48 months
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2021 Kia Seltos
  • 2021 Seltos is available; 2022s coming soon
  • Lease: From $189 per month for 36 months
  • Rebate: College grad and military deals
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 66 months
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