2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia Seltos exterior front fascia driver side vs 2020 Kia Sportage exterior front fascia passenger side

While Kia is a popular brand here in Mankato, MN, it can be difficult to determine which model is the right one for you. That’s why we suggest you check out the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Kia Sportage! Both models have their own perks and advantages, and both are solid vehicles that many families look for in their future car. So, which one should you choose? Let’s find out.

To begin, you’ll find more power and greater performance in the 2020 Kia Sportage. Not only does it have a top horsepower of 240, but it also can generate up to 260 lb.-ft. of torque, depending on which trim you decide to get. However, while both models are capable of seating up to 5 people, the 2021 Kia Seltos actually has more cargo space than the Sportage does. While you may think this extra room will hit the Seltos when it comes to fuel economy, that isn’t actually the case, either. Check out the table below to learn more.

2021 Kia Seltos


2020 Kia Sportage

146 – 175 hp Horsepower 181 – 240 hp
132 - 295 lb.-ft. Torque 175 – 260 lb.-ft.
62.8 cu. ft. Cargo Space 60.1 cu. ft.
27/31/29 mpg Best EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined) 23/30/26 mpg

Advantages of the 2021 Kia Seltos

While both models are good choices for your next family vehicle, there are some features that draw shoppers towards the 2021 Kia Seltos. They include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Roof rack rails
  • Heated front seats
  • Android Auto™ & Apple Carplay®
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Rear camera display

If you have any questions or if you’re ready to take your future vehicle for a test drive, then we encourage you to contact your friendly Kia of Mankato team. We’ll be sure to get you a full list of the standard and optional features in your Seltos, and you can check out the other models available to you as well. We hope to hear from you soon!

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