2021 Kia Seltos parked on a rocky road

How does the Kia Seltos perform on rugged roads?

2021 Kia Seltos off-road features

Kia has just released a new crossover SUV into the world, one that is tailored for excitement and adventure, and you can get plenty of off-road adrenaline no matter which of the five trims you select. We are, of course, talking about the 2021 Kia Seltos, the rugged crossover that sits confidently between the Soul and the Sportage. Just how much can you do when you decide to drive off the beaten path in the Seltos? Let’s take a closer look at the 2021 Kia Seltos off-road features. 

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Exterior and interior features on the Seltos for rough terrain

The 2021 Seltos is offered in five trims: LX, S, EX, S Turbo, and SX Turbo. All trims except the S come standard with Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Lock Mode to give the Seltos a better grip on some of the more difficult surfaces. This feature is optional on the S trim. Torque Vectoring Corner Control (TVCC) helps the vehicle get around corners in an easier fashion, and that’s a feature you will find on each Seltos model. 

2021 Kia Seltos exterior front while driving on rocky road
rear view of the 2021 Kia Seltos driving on rocky road

If you want to have raw power for those off-roads, you’ll likely want to equip the Seltos with the available 1.6-liter DOHC 175-horsepower engine, which is offered in the S Turbo and SX Turbo models. Each Seltos model allows you to choose from three different drive modes: Normal, Eco, and Sport. Sport will probably be your best option for heading off the highway and into your favorite camping site. Each Seltos also offers up a capable suspension. Up front: MacPherson Struts and Gas Shock Absorbers. On the rear of the S model is a Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) and Gas Shock Absorbers, and on the rest of the lineup, the rear suspension is independent multi-link. 

On the LX, S, EX, and S Turbo variations of the Seltos, you can make good use of a dual-level cargo floor for bringing more of your outdoor gear. Other available features, like Downhill Brake Control and Hill-Start Assist Control, give you another bit of an edge when it comes time to head off the paved roads. 

2021 Kia Seltos for sale in Concord, CA 

If you live in or around Concord and want to explore the great state of California with the 2021 Kia Seltos, contact us today!