2021 Kia Seltos Review

2021 Kia Seltos

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

2021 Kia Seltos Review

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 Interior

2021 Kia Seltos ReviewThe moment you and your passengers take your seats inside the Seltos, you’re going to be welcomed by an abundance of comfortable space from all directions. For instance, whether you’re sharing the front seats with your spouse or one of your children, the two of you will have the opportunity to enjoy such voluminous measurements as 40 maximum inches of headroom, 55.5 inches of shoulder room, 53.5 inches of hip room, and 41.4 inches of legroom in the front row.

Whoever you have tagging along in the second row will likely agree that things are just as nice back there. Some of the numbers that make this possible are the 38.4 inches of headroom, 54.7 inches of shoulder room, 52.8 inches of hip room, and 38 inches of legroom in the rear seats.

Beyond plenty of room for you and your passengers to stretch out, there is also an abundance of space to stow your cargo. The Kia Seltos is the perfect road trip companion, meaning there is more than enough places for storing luggage, equipment, groceries, and much more. To be exact, this Kia SUV provides you with:

  • 26.6 cubic feet of cargo volume when the rear seats are up
  • 62.8 cubic feet of cargo volume when the rear seats are folded down

Kia Seltos Exterior

2021 Kia Seltos Exterior Exterior of 2021 Kia Seltos

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.

2021 Kia Seltos Technology Features

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®.

2021 Kia Seltos Tech Review

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.

Take the 2021 Kia Seltos for a Spin

Now that you’ve had a peek into what the 2021 Seltos has in store for you regarding these all-important areas, you’re just about ready for the fun part. Contact The Kia Store today to schedule your test drive, so you can try this formidable Kia SUV out on those Louisville, Kentucky; Elizabethtown, Kentucky; and Clarksville, Indiana, area roads for yourself.

1. EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.