2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Sportage

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

Should you get the newest addition to the Kia SUV lineup, or should you go for a more popular model? Let’s find out if it’s the 2021 Kia Seltos or the 2020 Kia Sportage that waits for you here in Mankato, MN.

To begin, you should know the Kia Sportage is indeed larger than the Kia Seltos. Since the Seltos has taken over the role of the entry-level SUV for the Kia lineup, this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. However, both models provide quality features that might interest you, so let’s get started!

Both the Kia Sportage and the Kia Seltos offer the LX, S, EX, and SX as trim options. However, we are going to take a look at the general features & specifications of these models, so trim options aren’t quite a factor right now.

2021 Kia Seltos


2020 Kia Sportage

175 hp & 195 lb.-ft. Max Horsepower & Torque 237 hp & 260 lb.-ft.
26.6 cu. ft. Cargo Space 30.7 cu. ft.
10.25-in (available) Display Screen 8-in.
38 in. Rear Legroom 38.2 in.

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As you can see, the Sportage has a distinct advantage over the Seltos in terms of power and space behind the rear seat. However, the 2021 Seltos will give you a larger optional display screen, and you’d be surprised at how close the Seltos and Sportage are when it comes to space available to those rear-seat passengers.

Basically, the 2021 Kia Seltos is a slightly smaller model that still has many of the perks that the Sportage will offer you. So, if you are looking for a more spacious model, you might want to go with the Sportage. However, if you are shopping on a budget, the Seltos is the model for you! Of course, we don’t expect your research efforts to stop here, so continue searching for more information! You can find it on our blog here at Kia of Mankato, and we encourage you to take advantage of the other great resources our dealership provides, such as our knowledgeable team. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have!

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