2021 Kia Seltos vs. Its Competition

2021 Kia Seltos
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2021 Seltos arrives in showrooms in early 2020.

2021 Kia Seltos2021 Kia Seltos
2002 Honda HR-V2020 Honda HR-V
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2020 Hyundai Kona2020 Hyundai Kona
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2020 Hyundai Kona Electric2020 Hyundai Kona Electric
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2020 Jeep Compass2020 Jeep Compass
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2020 Kia Sportage2020 Kia SportageGet Your Price
Quick Specs
The 2021 Kia Seltos anchors a family of crossover SUVs with its choice of 4-cylinders and available wide-screen infotainment
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The 2020 Honda HR-V oozes with practicality, though gas mileage and safety equipment have room to improve.
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The 2020 Hyundai Kona is an eyeful, but has nearly everything crossover buyers want in a city-friendly package.
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At under $30,000 after tax credits, the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric is a great-value, high-range EV… even if it isn’t available everywhere.
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The 2020 Jeep Compass is smartly sized and priced but lacks in key areas like safety and efficiency.
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The 2020 Kia Sportage is refreshed, stylish, and competitive as ever, though its fuel economy is poor.
MSRP From     
N/A$20,820$20,100$36,990$22,105$23,990
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4ElectricRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
N/ALX 2WD CVTSE Automatic FWDSEL FWDSport FWDLX FWD
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/ACVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Honda HR-V2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Hyundai Kona2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Jeep Compass2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Kia Sportage