Shopping for a subcompact crossover can be like trying to swim through a whole ocean to find just the right fish. There are so many small SUVs and so many companies making them all at the same time. It isn’t going to end anytime soon either, but perhaps the solution is actually more options instead of fewer.
Kia added the Seltos to kick off their 2021 model year quite early, but the shakeup helped it stick out. Although competition is tough, the Seltos is a master of drawing attention to itself through its sharp, striking design, available All-Wheel Drive (AWD), and two-tone color schemes. The Seltos uses its uniqueness to attract those bored of the same old subcompact crossovers that crowd the market. The specifications and available features support the Seltos as well, so check them out in the following table.
Comfort and Convenience
|2.0L I4 or 1.6L I4 Turbo Engine||Lane Follow Assist and Lane Keep Assist Systems||Heated Steering Wheel, Front and Rear Seats|
|146 Horsepower or 175 Horsepower (Turbo)||Blind Spot Warning and Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Systems||Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob|
|132 lb-ft of Torque or 195 lb-ft of Torque (Turbo)||Standard Rearview Camera||Wireless Phone Charger|
|Intelligent Variable Transmission or 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic||Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist||Smart Cruise Control with Highway Drive Assist|
Although the Kia Seltos could easily blend into the background, it doesn’t. The design, technology and value make the Seltos what it is. Low trim levels still give drivers plenty of technology inside and the highest trim levels reveal the true potential of the model through the upgraded engine. Wireless phone charging will no doubt be enjoyed now and for years into the future. The standard rearview camera is generous and could help make a generation of student drivers more confident when backing than ever before.