Is the 2021 Kia Seltos any good in snow?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Seltos, Kia Technology on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 12:45 pm
2021 Kia Seltos exterior driver side going uphill on dirt road

With the available All-Wheel Drive with Lock Mode and the various safety and comfort features to help you as you drive, the 2021 Kia Seltos is a solid option for all those who need to drive in snow.

Will the Kia Seltos do well in snow?

Yup, you’ll want to check out the Kia Seltos if you live in our snowy state of Minnesota. Not only does it have All-Wheel Drive with Lock Mode, but it also has plenty of other features to keep you comfortable in the snow. The locking center differential enables the Seltos to tackle snowy conditions with an ease that comes from the equal power distribution between the rear and front wheels. This allows the Seltos to get better traction on the road, which in turn can be helpful when the road is slippery and/or snowy.

On the bottom trims you’ll have a 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder engine that gives you 146 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. However, if you are more interested in the top trims you can find a 1.6-L engine that gives you 175 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.

Black car with blind spot feature with white car in blind spot

Read more: Release date of the 2021 Kia Seltos

Safety features of the 2021 Kia Seltos

The nifty AWD w/Lock Mode isn’t the only thing you can find on the Seltos. We also would like to point your attention to the various safety features this crossover SUV offers its drivers, including:

  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist-Rear
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Forward-Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist

While none of these features are infallible, they can potentially help you avoid accidents by direction your attention back to where it needs to be. Here at Mankato Kia, we are particularly fond of the Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist and the Highway Driving Assist, but feel free to ask us about any of these technologies!

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