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2023 Kia Seltos SUV Vs. The Competition For Augusta, GA, Drivers


2023 Kia Seltos


Small SUVs like the 2023 Kia Seltos are becoming increasingly popular options for motorists today. With ample seating space, generous cargo capacity and fuel-efficient performance, it's no wonder compact crossover SUVs like the 2023 Seltos are winning over so many drivers. But how does this sleek Kia sport-ute compare to its closest competition? That's what we're here to find out!

The Kia of Augusta team has set up a detailed compact crossover SUV comparison, pitting the new Kia Seltos against other small SUVs so that motorists like you can find the right ride for any needs, preferences and budget. We'll be comparing the 2023 Seltos SUV to the others based on key areas like pricing, fuel economy, cabin space and more, so stay tuned to see the results!

Compare the New Kia Seltos to Other Small SUVs

How Does The 2023 Seltos Stack Up Against The Nissan Rogue Sport?

We'll begin our 2023 Kia Seltos head-to-head comparison with another small SUV boasting generous cabin and cargo space: the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport. Like the Seltos, Nissan's Rogue Sport fits between the subcompact and compact SUV segments based on interior volume. However, the 2023 Seltos still tops the Rogue Sport in standard cargo capacity by a wide margin.

Plus, the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport is also pricier than the Kia and only offers one engine, which generates fewer horsepower than both the 2023 Seltos SUV's standard and available powertrains. See the spec chart below for more details:


2023 Kia Seltos LX VS 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport S
$22,840 Starting MSRP* $24,460
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
Available 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 when fitted with its more potent available turbo engine, the 2023 Kia Seltos can still go head-to-head with the Nissan Rogue Sport's MPG ratings. In fact, this rugged and powerful Kia SUV comes out on top in EPA-estimated city fuel economy ratings! Thanks to its greater horsepower and lower weight, the 2023 Kia Seltos presents stellar performance and efficiency that Nissan's Rogue Sport can't match.


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

How Does the Seltos Compare to Mazda's Small CUV?

The 2022 Mazda CX-30 is another small CUV that wants to challenge the 2023 Kia Seltos for supremacy. The Mazda's 186-hp 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine provides ample performance, and like the Kia Seltos, it can be replaced by an available turbocharged engine for greater power. But when it comes to interior volume, the Seltos simply outshines the Mazda CX-30. Let's take a look:


2023 Kia Seltos LX VS 2022 Mazda CX-30
$22,840 Starting MSRP* $22,200
27 / 31 MPG Fuel Economy City / Highway** 25 / 33 MPG
146 Standard 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
Available 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 Comes Out on Top with its Versatility

Thanks to its expandable cargo hold accommodating up to 62.8 cubic feet of cargo, the 2023 Kia Seltos rivals larger SUVs, certainly ones larger than the Mazda CX-30. Mazda's small crossover only offers 45.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity, which falls far short of its Kia rival. So, if you're seeking a subcompact or compact SUV with both capability and versatility, you'll want to opt for Kia's 2023 Seltos!

If you're an Evans, GA, area SUV shopper who wants to explore the new Seltos lineup and take the wheel for a test drive, visit our Augusta, GA, Kia dealer at your convenience. Our sales team would love to show you just how spacious and capable the 2023 Seltos SUVs are.


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

Seltos Dwarfs the Competition

The 2023 Kia Seltos is one of the larger vehicle options in the small CUV segment, not only dwarfing the Mazda CX-30 but the diminutive 2022 Toyota C-HR too. Kia's small sport-ute is far more spacious than Toyota's C-HR, as the Toyota features just 37 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity, or much less than the Seltos' 62.8 cubic feet.

How does the Seltos match the smaller yet heavier C-HR in both city and highway MPG? That's something you'll have to discover with a Seltos tour and test drive!


2023 Kia Seltos LX VS 2022 Toyota C-HR XLE
$22,840 Starting MSRP* $23,880
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

Want an industry-leading warranty package with your new small SUV at no additional charge? Then select the 2023 Kia Seltos instead of the Toyota C-HR, Mazda CX-30 or Nissan Rogue Sport. None of these other carmakers back up their SUVs with as generous of a warranty plan as Kia. Remember, with a new Kia Seltos, you get a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty!


Kia Seltos vs. Hyundai Kona near Evans, GA

Which Small SUV Will You Choose?

Lastly, we come to the 2022 Hyundai Kona, a small CUV for sale that looks to mimic the Seltos. Hyundai's 2022 Kona does a good job going up against the Kia SUV with comparable pricing, fuel economy ratings, horsepower, and warranty package.

Still, the 2023 Seltos is larger and roomier than Hyundai's Kona, meaning there is a drastic difference in the size of the cargo hold. The main difference between these two small CUVs is cargo capacity, and the Kia is on top once again. So why pay more for a comparable crossover that lacks the versatility of the new Kia Seltos?


2023 Kia Seltos LX VS 2022 Hyundai Kona SE
$22,840 Starting MSRP* $21,300⁠
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 complete this compact crossover comparison, the Kia of Augusta team would like to welcome you to contact us with any questions about the 2023 Kia Seltos lineup and how it stacks up against other options. You can shop our selection of new Kia Seltos SUVs for sale online right now before making your way over from the Evans, GA, area to our Augusta Kia dealership for a closer look.

*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 2023 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.