2021 Kia Seltos Review
A Kia SUV with plenty of interior space, style, and convenience might be just what you’re looking for to liven up your everyday commutes throughout Louisville, KY; Elizabethtown, KY; and Clarksville, IN. The Kia Store team would like to introduce you to a few of the things the 2021 Kia Seltos has up its sleeve.
Whether you’re barreling down the open road in search of your ideal getaway or making your way through bumper-to-bumper traffic, the Seltos has what it takes to get the job done. Read further to find out all about it.
Kia Seltos Power and Performance
The Kia Seltos provides drivers with two powertrain options, so they can choose the one that works best for their lifestyle. When you choose the base level trim, you’ll receive a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. When paired with the Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), you can expect to crank out 146 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.
If you’re looking for a bit more oomph in the power department, you can move up to the available 1.6-liter Turbo Gasoline Direct Inject (GDI) engine, which is married to a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Together, this dynamic duo nets you a thrilling 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
With Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD), you’ll enhance your driving experience, especially when traveling through inclement weather. Depending on the road conditions, you can change into three different drive modes, including Normal, Eco, and Sport.
Even with all this power, you’ll be amazed at the excellent fuel economy the Kia Seltos provides. The base Seltos trim offers an EPA-estimated 27 city/31 highway MPG.¹
Kia Seltos Exterior
The Kia Seltos also has you covered in the event you’re looking for a daily driver that’s able to really turn some heads. What makes the Seltos stand out in the crowd is its bold and rugged styling. Its exterior gives some modern vibes, thanks to its chiseled lines.
A few additional standouts in the style department include the available Black and Chrome front grille, the standard metal-look front and back skid plates, and available half Chrome door handles. Not to mention, you can opt for a 2-toned color option that makes your Kia vehicle even more unique to your own style. All of these style features work together to create one lasting impression.
Going beyond just looks, the exterior of the Seltos also brings some pretty impressive features to the table. The front fascia features the brand’s signature tiger nose grille. From the ground, you’ll get a clearance of 7.3 inches, making the Seltos the perfect companion for exploring both on and off the roads.
2021 Kia Seltos Convenience Features
No matter what time of year it is, the Seltos provides you with ample visibility, thanks to its available heated outside mirrors. They can melt any ice and snow away for an increased awareness you’re bound to appreciate. Similarly, the standard auto headlight control makes it easier for you to have a clear line of sight as soon as it gets dark, without having to take your focus off the road for a second.
A great convenience feature worth highlighting is remote keyless entry. This feature allows you to lock and unlock the doors of your Seltos from your key fob. For an added bonus, you can fold down the key, making it easier to store in pockets and small purses.
Some additional features you can expect in the Kia Seltos includes:
- Rear-Camera Display
- Under-Rear-Cargo-Floor Storage Compartment
- 12-Volt Power Outlets
- Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio, Conventional Cruise Control, and Hands-Free Phone Controls
Kia Seltos Advanced Technology Highlights
When you’re shopping for a new Kia car, you want something equipped with all the latest and greatest technology features. In the standard Seltos trim, you’ll find an 8-inch touchscreen display—your home to amazing features, such as Bluetooth®.
If you’re someone who loves jamming out to your favorite tunes, you’ll be pleased to know Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are standard features on the Kia Seltos. Thanks to the Voice Recognition Compatibility, you can control apps on your smartphone—like your music apps—without taking your hands off the wheel or focus off the road.
Another item everyone on board will be able to take advantage of is the wireless phone charger. This available feature allows you and your passengers to leave all your charging cords at home, but your phones will stay fully charged, no matter where your travels might take you.
1. EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.