The 2021 KIA Seltos is a new crossover powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 146 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque, or a 1.6-liter Turbo GDI engine putting out 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. The Seltos rides on 17” or 18” alloy wheels with red center caps with Kumho All-Season Tires. It comes as FWD or AWD and earns 27 MPG combined (1.6L Turbo) and 31 MPG combined on (2.0L FWD).
The Seltos is packed with technology features, including the“Kia Drive Wise” suite of advanced driver-assistance systems as well as a wide array of standard and optional equipment. The 10.25” color screen can be customized and has UVO telematics, a Bose audio system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto standard.
Our test vehicle was KIA Seltos SX Turbo with the 1.6L engine and fully loaded. Pricing for the all-new Seltos is $21,900 – $27,890, which is a great price as is competes with 20+ other cars in this category with a vast array of pricing.
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