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Kia Seltos Advantages Vs. The Competition For Augusta, GA, Drivers


2021 Kia Seltos


Small SUVs are all the rage today, and the 2021 Kia Seltos is a top option for many reasons. This bold new SUV for sale sports agressive off-road-inspired styling and impressive all-terrain capabilities, features that you won't find on much of its competition.

The team at Kia of Augusta is comparing the new Kia Seltos to other subcompact SUVs so that motorists can determine their options for a new small sport-ute at a competitive price. We've lined up the Seltos' stiff competition to see how the Kia stacks up in key areas, including performance, efficiency, cargo space and more.

Compare the New Kia Seltos to Other Small SUVs

How Does The 2021 Seltos Stack Up Against The Nissan Rogue Sport?

Let's start with another small SUV that offers generous cabin and cargo space: the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport. Like the 2021 Seltos, Nissan's Rogue Sport occupies the space somewhere between subcompact and compact when it comes to interior volume. The 2021 Seltos tops the Rogue Sport in standard cargo volume by a significant margin, but the gap narrows when the rear seats in both vehicles are folded. The pricier Nissan Rogue Sport only offers one engine, which develops less horsepower than the Seltos SUV's standard and available powertrain.


2021 Kia Seltos LX VS 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport S
$21,990 Starting MSRP* $23,860
27 / 31 MPG Fuel Economy City / Highway** 25 / 32 MPG
146 Horsepower 141
60 Months / 60,000 Miles Basic Warranty 36 Months / 36,000 Miles
120 Months / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Standard All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Available
2,948 Pounds Base Curb Weight 3,343 Pounds
26.6 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 22.9 Cubic Feet
62.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 61.1 Cubic Feet

Step Up to Seltos Performance & Efficiency

Even with its more powerful engine, the 2021 Kia Seltos manages to compete with the Nissan Rogue Sport's MPG ratings; in fact, the Seltos comes out on top in city fuel economy! With more power and far less weight to move, the new Kia Seltos presents impressive performance and efficiency.


Kia Seltos vs. Mazda CX-30 near Evans, GA

How Does the Seltos Stack Up Against Mazda's Small CUV?

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 goes head-to-head with the 2021 Kia Seltos for small SUV or crossover shoppers and puts up a good fight with its 186-hp 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. However, the new Seltos offers an available turbocharged powertrain that rivals the Mazda's standard engine, and pricing is competitive. What could be more important to many motorists is the difference in cargo space inside these two impressive models. Let's take a look:


2021 Kia Seltos LX VS 2021 Mazda CX-30
$21,990 Starting MSRP* $22,050
27 / 31 MPG Fuel Economy City / Highway** 25 / 33 MPG
146 Horsepower 186
60 Months / 60,000 Miles Basic Warranty 36 Months / 36,000 Miles
120 Months / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Standard All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Available
2,948 Pounds Base Curb Weight 3,234 Pounds
26.6 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 20.2 Cubic Feet
62.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 45.2 Cubic Feet

Seltos Takes the Lead with Versatility

With an expansive 62.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, the 2021 Kia Seltos rivals many larger, compact models with its cargo-hauling capabilities. The Mazda CX-30 crossover only presents up to 45.2 cubic feet for gear, which is on the lower end of the small SUV segment. If you're looking for a subcompact or compact SUV that delivers both performance and capability, the new Seltos from Kia is a wise choice!

Evans, Georgia, area motorist who are eager to explore the new Seltos lineup and take the wheel for a fun and informative test drive can head over to our Augusta, GA, auto dealership.


Kia Seltos vs. Toyota C-HR in Augusta, GA

Dwarfing the Competition

As one of the larger options in the subcompact SUV segment, the 2021 Kia Seltos dwarfs many other competitors, including the diminutive 2021 Toyota C-HR. The Kia model is far more spacious than Toyota's C-HR, which offers just 37 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, a far cry from the Seltos and its 62.8 cubic feet. With more power, more space and a lower curb weight, the Seltos manages to match the smaller yet heavier C-HR in both city and highway MPG.


2021 Kia Seltos LX VS 2021 Toyota C-HR LE
$21,990 Starting MSRP* $21,545
27 / 31 MPG Fuel Economy City / Highway** 27 / 31 MPG
146 Horsepower 144
60 Months / 60,000 Miles Basic Warranty 36 Months / 36,000 Miles
120 Months / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Standard All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Not Available
2,948 Pounds Base Curb Weight 3,300 Pounds
26.6 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 19.1 Cubic Feet
62.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 37 Cubic Feet

Kia's Top-Notch Warranty Comes Standard

Augusta, GA, small SUV shoppers can gain an industry-leading warranty package when they choose the 2021 Kia Seltos over the Toyota C-HR, Mazda CX-30 and Nissan Rogue Sport. None of these automakers back up their vehicles with such a generous and extensive warranty plan as Kia! The Seltos boasts a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty that the other brands can't match.


Kia Seltos vs. Hyundai Kona near Evans, GA

Which Small SUV Will You Choose?

Lastly, in this collection of head-to-head competitions, we have the 2021 Hyundai Kona, which goes up against the Seltos with comparable pricing, fuel economy, horsepower and a superb warranty that matches Kia's. The Seltos is longer and more spacious than Hyundai's Kona, though, meaning that there is once again a drastic difference in available cargo space, whether comparing these small SUVs with their rear seating folded or upright. With similar performance, efficiency and pricing, not go with the more versatile choice, the 2021 Kia Seltos?


2021 Kia Seltos LX VS 2021 Hyundai Kona SE
$21,990 Starting MSRP* $20,500
27 / 31 MPG Fuel Economy City / Highway** 27 / 33 MPG
146 Horsepower 147
60 Months / 60,000 Miles Basic Warranty 60 Months / 60,000 Miles
120 Months / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Standard All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Available
2,948 Pounds Base Curb Weight 2,890 Pounds
26.6 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 19.2 Cubic Feet
62.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 45.8 Cubic Feet

Discover the Complete Seltos Lineup Today

As we wind down this comparison review, the team at Kia of Augusta invites you to contact our knowledgeable sales associates with any questions about the 2021 Kia Seltos lineup and how this stellar small SUV stacks up against the rest. For 2021, the Seltos is available in five distinct flavors, ranging from the low-priced LX with standard AWD to the 175-hp SX Turbo edition with 18-inch alloy wheels.

*MSRP excludes freight charges, tax, title, and license fees. Freight charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

**Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.