Jim Gauthier Kia
Posted on August 4, 2021
The Kia Seltos was introduced to the market back in 2019 and quickly became one of the most popular vehicles in the small SUV segment. The Kia Seltos everything buyers want from a small SUV including agile handling, a small turning radius, and fuel economy. On the other hand, it also delivers an impressive performance as well as more interior and cargo space than its closest competitors.
The 2021 Kia Seltos starts at just over $25,000 and for that price gives you impressive features right out of the gate. Seltos buyers will enjoy standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and heated front seats. You can also get all-wheel drive and 17-inch wheels for just $2,000 more.
The Seltos will also give you a sunroof, lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning, push-button start, and leather seats for less than $30,000.
Powering the 2021 Kia Seltos is a base 2 L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 146 horsepower along with 132-pound feet of torque. This engine also has a fuel economy rating of 8.2 L per 100km in the city and 7.1 L per 100km on the highway. Even with all-wheel drive, the fuel economy rating average is roughly 8 litres per 100 kilometres.
If you want more power, you can opt for the available 1.6 L turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers 175 horsepower along with 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine is by far the most powerful in the segment and it will give you impressive performance to go along with remarkable fuel economy.
Last but not least, the Kia Seltos offers 752 L of total cargo space with the rear seats in place. You will not find a more spacious vehicle in this segment.
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