2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Sportage

Kia has just introduced the 2021 Kia Seltos, a new crossover that stands comfortably between the Soul and Sportage within the impressive Kia crossover SUV lineup. It’s a vehicle meant to be taken off the beaten path while still being able to tackle the everyday grind. If you have been looking for an SUV and the Kia lineup has piqued your interest, you might be wondering how the Seltos compares with one of the other notable Kia crossovers, the Sportage. Let’s take a look at a comparison of the 2021 Kia Seltos vs the 2020 Kia Sportage.

The chart goes over a few notable items, but we’ll talk about some more differences and similarities below.

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2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Sportage
$21,990 Base MSRP $23,990
5 Seats 5
29 City MPG / 34 Hwy MPG Top Fuel Economy 23 City MPG / 30 Hwy MPG
62.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 60.1 Cubic Feet

How do the Seltos and Sportage compare?

We love the Seltos and the Sportage. Ultimately, your choice is going to come down to your specific driving needs and preferences. The base engine of the Sportage will crank out more horsepower than the base engine of the Seltos, with 181 horsepower in the base Sportage compared to the 147 horsepower in the base Seltos. The Seltos provides a bit more in fuel economy though, but both crossovers are actually quite efficient. If you plan to tow anything, you’ll want to go with the Sportage, which is rated to tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped with Trailer Brakes. The Seltos is not rated for towing.

The Seltos offers five trims: LX, S, EX, S Turbo, and SX Turbo. The Sportage is available in four trims: LX, S, EX, and SX Turbo. Each trim of the Seltos and Sportage offers a unique spin on the model, and you’ll be sure to experience some of the best technology and features Kia has to offer no matter your selection. Some of the available features on both models include a standard eight-inch touch-screen display with a rear camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Lane Keeping Technology, and more.

Whether it’s the Seltos or the Sportage that strikes your fancy, you will be able to experience a spirited ride and useful versatility. If you are in the Concord area, contact us to learn more about either of these vehicles.


2021 Kia Seltos on a highway from a low angle
2020 Kia Sportage driving on dirt road
2021 Kia Seltos driver cockpit
2020 Kia Sportage driver cockpit