2021 Kia Seltos red driving on snowy road with trees and sky behind

2021 Kia Seltos In Cranbrook, BC

Hardly anything says new like the 2021 Kia Seltos. It was announced far earlier before its model year than most models are, and it was the first 2021 model to arrive in 2020. Since the 2021 is the first model year ever of the Seltos, it deserves a detailed explanation.

First off, the Seltos is a subcompact crossover SUV, and as such seems like competition with the Kia Soul, but this will not likely be the case. The appeal of the Kia soul is built around its unique and stylish shape, design, and interior. The Seltos takes the more common SUV shape as seen on the Sportage and Sorento and compresses it down, with an appealing bonus in the form of available two-tone exterior colors. The following chart lists the highlights of the Seltos in the following areas: its powertrain, entertainment technology, and its safety equipment.


Entertainment Technology

Safety Equipment

2.0L or Available 1.6L Turbo GDI Engine SiriusXM® Satellite Radio 3-Month Free Trial Heads-Up Display (HUD) for Minimal Visual Distraction
Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) or Available 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® Smartphone Connectivity Smart Cruise Control
Available All-wheel Drive with Drive Mode Select Bluetooth® Hands-Free Smart Device Connectivity Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist
146 Horsepower or Available 175 Horsepower Multimedia Interface with Integrated Navigation Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist


Model Analysis

The 2021 Kia Seltos is ideal for anyone who wants a small vehicle with more functionality than a sedan. The Seltos is a wonderful vehicle with either engine option, but those who really want to know the full potential of the Seltos and want a better driving experience should get the turbocharged engine. Not only does this grant greater power, but it also gives the driver the exciting hands-on traditional automatic transmission.

Other Available Features on the 2021 Kia Seltos

  • UVO Intelligence™ Smartphone Functionality
  • Eight External Color Options
  • Bose® Premium Sound System
  • Wireless Cell Phone Charger
  • Sunroof
  • Smart Key & Push-Button Start
  • 18-Inch Wheels
  • And More!
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