The Contemporary Crossover that Checks Off Every Box

With the introduction of the 2021 Kia Seltos, drivers now have a contemporary subcompact SUV that truly checks off all the boxes. While there is much to love about the newest Seltos, the top three highlights of this Kia SUV that have drivers most excited include its:

  • Modern exterior and interior design with two-tone roof option
  • Powerful drivetrain to tackle tough terrain with ease
  • Kia Drive Wise technology with available driver assistance features
This article will provide you with all the details you need to have a full understanding of the design, performance, and technology of the 2021 Kia Seltos. But before we dive into each category, we will first examine how the Seltos stands apart from the rest of Kia's SUV lineup.

How the Seltos Differs from other Kia SUVs

After the Telluride hit the market, Kia expanded its lineup of SUVs to a total of six models. Between the Soul, Sportage, Niro, Sorento, and Telluride, drivers have plenty of options to choose from. However, the Seltos is the only model that acts as a true contemporary crossover, which is the fastest-growing vehicle segment in the automotive industry.

As a true crossover, the 2021 Kia Seltos is big enough to store a lot of cargo yet nimble enough to fit into tighter parking spaces. One of the most difficult parts about shopping for the right SUV is finding a size that works. The Seltos brilliantly walks that line so you are left with all the advantages of having an SUV without having to resort to buying "more car" than you really need.

If you want an SUV from Kia that provides you with the ability to seat more passengers than a traditional car and sit higher up to see more of the road, the Seltos is the way to go. The 2021 Kia Seltos is the only vehicle in the automaker's lineup that provides you with the versatility to optimize the space for a weekend getaway, large grocery store runs, or a simple commute.

Kia Seltos Design

Even though we just went through the differences between the Seltos and the rest of Kia's lineup of SUVs, there are plenty of similarities when it comes to the exterior design aesthetics. For example, the front of the Seltos has a tiger-nose grille which is on par with what you can find with the Sorento or Sportage.

The interior design of the Seltos is what really sets it apart because of how the crossover makes smart use of the space. Most subcompacts do not come with a lot of head or leg room due to the small nature of the car. However, the Seltos gives you more than enough space to comfortably sit full-grown adults in the front or rear seats without issue.


Kia Seltos Design


Kia Seltos Performance

Kia Seltos Performance

Drivers have the choice to choose between two engine options. Standard is the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Also available is the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. 

One performance capability that sets the Seltos apart from other subcompact crossovers is its all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. This AWD structure comes with an independent rear suspension which provides a smoother ride. Regardless of which you go with, the FWD and AWD systems of the 2021 Seltos give you a high level of performance which is unmatched for this vehicle class.

Kia Seltos Technology

From the multiple drive modes, rear occupancy alert system, wireless charging, and 8-inch touch screen with smartphone integration, the 2021 Seltos is packed with helpful technology. Having these features makes driving easier and more fun, so you can fully enjoy yourself during your daily commute.

Beyond these features, you can also choose the available Kia Drive Wise package. Lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot detection warning are just some of the features included as part of this technology suite. In short, it's a fully loaded modern crossover that comes with everything you could possibly need.


Kia Seltos Technology

Make the 2021 Kia Seltos Yours

Visit Napleton's Kia on Northlake to test drive the 2021 Seltos today. Should you have any questions about the available models in our inventory, feel encouraged to contact a helpful member of our sales team by calling (888) 392-5615. We can't wait to help you find your very own Seltos so you can make it yours!