The 2021 Kia Seltos is the newest addition to the Kia family of SUVs and drivers can’t wait to get their hands on it. It has become increasingly clear that if Kia knows anything, they know how to build a quality SUV. Their already desirable lineup of SUVs is expanding even more to now include the 2021 Kia Seltos, which size-wise, is nestled between the smaller Soul and the slightly larger Sportage.
2021 Kia Seltos Overview
The excitement over the brand new Kia Seltos is palpable as drivers buzz about this small SUV that has been added to the Kia line of cars and SUVs. The Seltos is in direct competition with the Hyundai Kona but offers much more than the competition. A major differentiator is the higher lifted body of the Kia Seltos which provides a smoother ride overall.
The 2021 Seltos is also bursting with tech and provides a more spacious interior than both the Soul and the Kona. Kia knew what they were doing when they designed and released this brand new small SUV to the public.
2021 Kia Seltos Specs
The 2021 Kia Seltos has an impressive list of specifications. Along with the previously mentioned higher body, there are also more available drivetrain options and an enhanced engine:
- Front-wheel drive
- All-wheel drive
- 2.0 L four-cylinder engine
- Turbocharged 1.6 L four-cylinder engine available
- 30 MPG on the highway
- 5 passengers
2021 Kia Seltos Trim Levels
The 2021 Kia Seltos offers drivers a variety of trim levels. There are four available options to choose from with impressive features on every level.
- 2021 Kia Seltos S Trim
- 2021 Kia Seltos LX Trim
- 2021 Kia Seltos EX Trim
- 2021 Kia Seltos SX Trim
For the ultimate upgrade in features and tech, the SX is a fully loaded model that comes with fun features such as ambient lighting that can pulse to the music. This is a feature that can also be found on the Soul and the Sportage top trim levels. The SX also comes with a wireless phone charging pad and an eight-speaker Bose sound system.
2021 Kia Seltos Pricing
Kia is known for producing affordable cars that have impressive features, and the Kia Seltos is no exception. The two base trim levels actually have the same starting price with there being a larger price jump between the two upper trim levels.
- S Trim Level: $23,165
- LX Trim Level: $23,165
- EX Trim Level: $26,565
- SX Trim Level: $29,165
2021 Kia Seltos Safety Features
In addition to the features we have already mentioned, the Kia Seltos offers some impressive safety features. This model comes with comprehensive driver assist technology that is keeping drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safer than ever before.
- Emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Blind-spot monitoring with rear traffic alert
- Lane-departure warning
- Lane-keeping assist
There are different levels of safety features with the most comprehensive safety features available on the higher trim levels. However, the lower trim levels are still equipped with an impressive suite of standard safety technology.